It’s nice to have another CD project done (even though it’s not in a physical CD form yet). If you like to hear it (it’s called “My Hat is a synthesizer”) or download (no charge) please click over to: https://soundcloud.com/kevin-atwood-composer/sets/my-hat-is-a-synthesizer-tracks
( … or do whatever you want!)
I got a few nice comments and almost 8 people actually listened to it (all in one day! – yeah I know – wicked eh?)
I got a message for someone on Soundcloud pushing this automated software to increase your play count on Soundcloud.com. I thought about it for a second and I got to say (in my opinion) no matter what you’re talking about, be it Facebook “likes”, Soundcloud “plays”, Twitter “retweets” … really – it’s all a bunch of crap!
My purpose on this planet, in this lifetime, in this timeline is to live and make music! Although I very thankful that my music can (potentially) reach a large amount of people through the Internet, that is not why I do it.
Without trying to come off as some stuck-up, taffy-nosed, self-adoring, narcissistic rock star I got say that it is the creative process and the end results that truly motivate me.
There are times while playing and writing music that I have felt a very strong sense of continuity with the universe. Nothing else in my life has ever made me feel this way! I’m not sure how to convey this feeling to you other than to say that there has been (and still are) times when everything makes sense for what it is and how it is. I don’t know if you have ever felt this way, but it is of stellar importance to me. I know what I’m saying is waaaay out there and sounds esoteric and all new age and stuff but it’s true.
So that being said, what hell do I care about a bloody “like” or a frigging “play”? If wanted 5 billion “likes” I could probably sit down and write a UNIX based script that would click whatever icon on whatever web page like theres no tomorrow, for days on end, at a rate of a couple hundred a second. What does that really do for anything that is art, music or love? NOTHING! Not a damn thing.
Well now that I got that off my chest (sigh-of-relief)!
So new CD projects! Ah-ya!
Well since I seem to have this split musical personality, one being an electronic mad synthesist and the other stuck in 1975 in art-prog-rock land, I’ve decided to work on two CD projects at once. To that end I already have one guitar based instrumental prog-rock song 95% done (i.e. tracks recorded) and two other instruments in the oven (half-baked).
The new art-prog-rock CD project called “Space People”. I’ve been working on a CD cover concept but I haven’t visually nailed it down yet. The other new synth based CD I haven’t done much with yet (including a lovely name). I will probably have more information on that by the next time I blog.
Until next time … “Don’t take any aluminum nickels!”