This post was in the old blog, and it was gone with it, so here we go again.
I like playing and composing music as much as I like listening to it. I’ve always been surrounded by great people who managed to inspire me all the time, and pushed me to sit on my lousy machine to record – using the lousiest of software there is of course
I always liked being an amateur – it just makes it more special rather than a job! I always composed based on personal experiences / situations, hence why many people could relate to my music.
Although kept in a closed circle, lots of my friends and family really liked my stuff and I found them very often listening to it. That encouraged me to publish some of them here in my blog -The Governor’s Music sort of thing!
So here goes the most popular ones, the rest will follow later.
I think many of you guys who compose and record music will agree with me on this one; usually people’s favorites are not necessary the artist’s favorites. Even for famous bands you will find that their personal favorites are sometimes not even hits, or not featured on albums.
In this post I will feature my top 3, as in people’s choice Just note that you should expect bad recording quality, it is all home made and mostly one takes, so ignore any false notes or mistimed beats, and focus on the thought! Some of the stuff is even unfinished, demo material if you wish.
This is definitely (and by far) the best thing I ever composed, everyone I know got attached to it – including myself. This was done mid 2005. It was dedicated for a love moving far. As the name indicates, the song is 100% feelings and straight from the heart.
2. Platonic Love
I heard many compliments about this one, it makes many people happy despite its sadness. The reason I think is that everybody can relate to it. It was written at a very sad time in early 2005, I was really depressed back then, having done everything I could to achieve what seemed so attainable yet never could and for no clear reason. I think each of us pass through that phase at some point.
3. She Said
This is one of the advanced songs in terms of writing and recording. It was written and recorded late 2005. She said is about denial and persistence. Some people like to deny what’s obvious without a reason, I happened to be on the receiving end of that and I just wanted to release the pressure somehow and hence enter “She Said”. It is based on a real story and real events so take it easy.
It is quite interesting to observe how the quality of the songs and the recording improved with time. Looking at these three pieces; all were born in the same year but at different stages.
On a sad ending note – my “newest” piece goes back to early 2006. Damn I must be all rusty now.