The Tarantino Tapes Vol. 1 is streaming everywhere (link below). For those of you who still like CDs, the CD includes exclusive bonus tracks not available on streaming.
Try not to let it make your day too epic!
Be sure to grab a copy of the songbook for the 30 Minute Sessions - May 2021 here. The songbook includes the lyrics and basic chords for all of the songs on the 30 Minute Sessions - May 2021 release.
Set a timer for 30 minutes, grab an instrument, create something from nothing. That was the premise behind the demo recordings on this release. Each available weekday in May 2021 I wrote a new song in 30 minutes. In that time, I also recorded the vocal and either guitar or piano. I then spent the next two to three hours filling out the recording with additional instruments. By the end of the afternoon, I mixed the track and walked away from it.
It was a challenging exercise, and it was interesting to see how the songs came out stylistically i.e., country, vintage synth-pop, blues rock, etc. I never knew exactly what was going to happen. I just followed the song wherever it took me. I don't love all these songs, but I like more of them than I expected.
I would not normally release demos, but I am releasing this as a chronicle of the project and to inspire other creators to challenge themselves with a similar project.
You can now purchase the songs as a download or CD (with download) and a songbook (36 pgs. 8 x 10) with lyrics and basic chords.
You can also listen for free on SoundCloud.
Each day this week I set a timer for 30 minuets, grabbed and instrument and created something from nothing. It was a great exercise. I'm sharing the results even though I know they are not award winning songs. Still, the process was fantastic and it's really interesting to see what came out and what they sounded like. Check it out.
Chicago's MuJax remix of Good Morning Revolution is available on all streaming platforms today! Check it out. These guys are fantastic.
My friend Danny Parker made a great video using my track Here We Go. I love the way he incorporated the color scheme and font from my upcoming release The Tarantino Tapes. Make sure to check out his YouTube page for I Love This Town! with Danny Parker and hey while you're there hit the subscribe button.
Hey everyone. I'm excited to say that I've got a lot of music coming out over the next few months. Yeah Yeah You has been officially released and is available on all streaming services.
,Good Morning Revolution by my alter ego band The Carrie Whitesnakes, has been re-released. Click here for links.
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