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Mayday: The Finished Product

Posted by on Jun 1, 2012 in All, Mayday | No Comments

Mayday was a music project where I wrote/recorded/mastered/released one song each day for the month of May, 2012. The songs were released here.

Thanks for listening! If you feel compelled, please click the “like” or “retweet” buttons just below. Believe it or not, this project was more fun when people were listening. :) Feel free to check out my other albums as well. They’re all free downloads.

Mayday: One Song a Day: Day 31

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in All, Mayday | No Comments

4:25pm

Its been a pleasure everyone.

Mayday: One Song a Day: Day 30

Posted by on May 30, 2012 in All, Mayday | No Comments

2:46pm

Hot day here.

Mayday: One Song a Day: Day 29

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2:41pm

This one is a pretty rough mix, admittedly, but I’ve put way too much time in to it to scrap it and start over. I have too much I have to accomplish yet today. Maybe I’ll revisit this one when I start re-polishing for some other release. In the meantime, please use your imagination.

The project’s almost done. It’s a good thing too; I only have 39 minutes left in my soundcloud account.

Mayday: One Song a Day: Day 28

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2:02pm

I hope everyone’s having a nice holiday. I know I’m enjoying the time. I went out this morning with my trusty H1 and core-audio binaural mics to grab some bird sounds in the back yard. Then wrote a little tune around it. Peaceful music for a quiet day.

Mayday: One Song a Day: Day 27

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7:05pm

Between my show, car problems, and the rest of the weekend, I’m exhausted. I want to say happy birthday to @alli_marshall though! You wanted something breezy and islandy. This is the best I could do today. :)

Mayday: One Song a Day: Day 26

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10:01am

Morning all. Hope you have a nice weekend! It’s starting out pretty decently on my end, I must say. Spent some time with friends last night eating amazing food. Today, should have some time to relax before setting up for the event this eve. I’m particularly excited for my set with Kie. We’re doing a completely improvizationalized (is that a word?) ambient set. We’re just going to try and come up with something interested while we go along. My solo set is going to be pretty highly improvised as well, though I have more of a framework for what I want to do.

I’m definitely going to do my best to record the evening. We’ll see how that goes. Assuming well, I’ll leave the event’s music here at dep.fm.

Mayday: One Song a Day: Day 25

Posted by on May 25, 2012 in All, Mayday | No Comments

4:02pm

Another song in to the Mayday project. That’s 25 now. 6 more days left in May. What an amazing month it has been. Excited about my show tomorrow, too. This weekend should be a good one. I have Monday off. The only challenge will be a quick day-trip to Charlotte on Sunday to see our friend Randy. I’ll need to figure something out. :)

So without further ado, here is Day 25. Enjoy. I did.

Mayday: One Song a Day: Day 24

Posted by on May 24, 2012 in All, Mayday | No Comments

10:54am

Something that I’ve been pondering lately (as I’ve been doing a lot of meditation and just inward-thinking), is the past. I read something really comforting about the past (and the future).

“Do not pursue the past.
Do not lose yourself in the future.
The past no longer is.
The future has not yet come.”
– From the Discourse on Knowing the Better Way to Live Alone

It goes on to talk about the importance of living in this present moment, because when you are dwelling on the past, you are missing this moment — and each moment could be your best and last moment.

“What do we mean by ‘pursuing the past’? When someone considers the way her body was in the past, the way her feelings were in the past, the way her perceptions were in the past, the way her mental formations were in the past, the way her consciousness was in the past; when she considers these things and her mind is burdened by and attached to these things which belong to the past, then that person is pursuing the past.”

It’s good to contemplate on the past, and to learn from it, but dwelling on the past can cause one great suffering. The only important thing in life is the here and now. This moment. The past is gone and the future is yet to be.

All that said, I’ve lived a long life and feel really bad about the wrong-doings I’ve made in my life. So I wrote this song. Which basically means I’m sorry — to everyone I’ve done wrong-doings against — and that I wouldn’t blame them if they hold me in an ill light even to this day. My goal is to live in the moment and never do harm to another living being again. People, animals… That’s my endeavor, and I all I have to do is set that intention, live mindfully and apply that mindful thinking to my actions in this moment, every moment.

lyrics:
and so it goes some things were said
that should not have been said.

and so it goes some things were done
that should not have been done.

but go, go.
go if that is what you must do.
so go, go, go.
i wouldn’t blame you.

so i’m sorry for the things
that should not have been said.

so i’m sorry for the things
that should not have been done.

but go, go.
go if that is what you must do.
but go, go, go.
i wouldn’t blame you.

after all: i had this coming.
i had this coming.
after all: i had this coming.
i had this coming.

so go, go.
go if that is what you must do.
so go, go, go.
i wouldn’t blame you.

i’d probably go too.

Mayday: One Song a Day: Day 23

Posted by on May 23, 2012 in All, Mayday | No Comments

9:15am

Good morning everyone. Hope the day finds you well. Good evening to my friends on the other side of the globe. I’m starting to feel the end-point of Mayday. It’s nearing. This project has been phenomenal for me. It has been a personal journey in a lot of ways. An inner exploration of my own creative process, and I’ve definitely learned some things throughout — not only technical details and new/better workflow for recording, but things about my self as well. I’m excited to continue my journey. After Mayday ends, the process continues, and everything I record I reveal another part of myself to me. That’s a great realization. I feel very lucky. Not only because I have something that I’m passionate about and can get lost in (and feel instantly whole) but I also feel lucky because I am rich in life, friends, family… I’m grateful. For this day and for music and for you.

happiness is right now.