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New (Old) Song: “Wait for Me”

Another remake of an old original.  If I had a choice I’d prefer to compose, make the music and let someone else lyrically and vocally tell the story.  Preferably someone famous and we’d reap the fortunes of putting angst into a consumable musical form. Origins You’ll get the point.  I wrote this at the beach.…

New Song: “When I Fall in Love (Interlude)”

Here’s an instrumental interlude. This is one of my favorite standards and a good one for a cello/bass melody.  Cello melody.  Cello mellow.  Cellomelody. Uh … anyway, the melody is pizzicato on the cello (thank you Ray Brown).  The arco upright bass states the melody at the end, layered with … other stuff. This here…

New Song: “It’s Cold Outside”

I don’t know where this came from.  I was humming randomly in the car on the way to work this morning.  I was like, “That would be a good melody.” So I recorded it as I was trying to flesh out the idea.  Of course, I forgot the lyrics I was coming up with at…

Cello 2: “Seeds”

So I broke a string on the cello a few weeks ago.  Trying to tune that low C up to a D.  Oops.  The peg kept slipping and I couldn’t get it to stay put for the life of me.  I twisted too hard out of frustration and there it went.  Did the same thing…

Cello

I bought a cello a few weeks ago. It was kind of a whim. More like sudden inspiration than a whim, actually. The timbre of the instrument is beautiful and I figured why not get a real one so I can add texture and gravitas to some of my tracks. I play stringed instruments already…