Well I finally released my first single - jeez, a ten year old could have done it faster! I had a great time recording and producing it and have tried to keep it balanced between rough and polished. It's really easy these days to produce a perfect record, with every hair in place under a glossy sheen of gel. As an art school dropout it made me think about music in terms of painting; we have to make a conscious decision where to show our brushstrokes. It's hard to labor over a drum track when there's a session guy in GarageBand just waiting to show how it's done! As an old guy, I still play through the whole song, whereas everyone else these days is cutting and pasting away.
That said, I have to admit that my music is just as electronic as anyone else's - I play all the instruments, which is only possible in the digital age. I'm amazed at the power of an iPad - I remember when you had to switch out drives with every song - or chain together a bunch of ADATs just to multitrack. The best thing about home recording is the luxury of doing things over until you get them right without worrying about the money clock. I hope you enjoy my music and please get in touch!