Hello dear visitor, Glad to announce the upload of a new track called "Highlands" which I hope to have make justice with the name. Tried to capture the moods and vibes of this emblematic region of Scotland, of great and important battles and such a wonderful place to free your mind and let yourself go... Would be pleased in receiving your listens and comments. Thanks in advance as well for your like and share... if you feel so to do.... Always love and respect José
Dear friends, As the title of this post you can imagine that the new song is a subject of protest. You know that with other songs I've already claimed against the system and its injustice. It is nothing new that we are living in a world where the politicians have become the puppets of the financial system. The suffer of the people in the street increases, while our politicians who should defend our interests have become lackeys of the system. I can not, nor want, stay out of what is happening in the country where I live. Especially this election year, more and more we are aware of the damage the successive governments have caused . Irreparable damages, affecting all but the richest and protected by the system. Although I prefer to compose and sing nice and pretty things, also I have to express my anger and frustration. And how could it be otherwise, I do it in Spanish. Some of the facts I have outlined in this song, can be applied unfortunately as well to other countries .... maybe to yours... So you'll find the lyrics in both Spanish and English. The News and protests which are heard during the song are not offensive nor intend to discredit. They are unfortunately facts about corruption, evictions, cuts in health, education, human rights and the need for political change. This song will be available for download nonprofit, and I hope that all who are affected and feel the same indignation, will share it on their social networks. In particular people in Spain, as the exposed issues affect and damage particularly people, this country and its image. Thank you very much for your interest, your participation and solidarity. Peace, Love, Unity and always respect José
Reached my free limit. Would appreciate if you share on FB or Twitter instead. Thank you very much for your visit, support, comment, share and likes. RNATION: You now have 1281 additional fans! Having lots of fans is a good thing. However, the extra fans on your list put you over your contact limit of 500. To gain access to these fans, you are going to have to go Pro, FanReach Pro.
Dear friends and visitors, it was a busy year indeed. For those who know me a bit better, priority was to complete my main page as priorities will change on 2015. Four new tracks on 2014, two of them with the collaboration of fantastic musicians like MONTY JOHNSON, FERNANDO GARCÍN & HILRANT, which have find a great fanship on our sites and pleased your ears. It was an honour to have worked with all of them, you are all great artists and wonderful friends. So grateful about your visits, comments, likes and supports. This is the biggest reward for a musician. Thank you so much. What will 2015 bring? Surprises, challenges, good and hopefully fantastic moments, inspiration and courage. Wishing you from all of my heart a wonderful start into the new year, full of health, peace, harmony, respect, love and lots of inspiration. FELIZ AÑO NUEVO Love always José
It started with a promise to my collaborator and friend, Monty Johnson, while working on “Somewhere”. This guy has an enormous talent and feeling on the lead guitar, not only proofed by the songs on this page. Monty’s play on the instrumental version was outstanding, otherworldly…throughout the entire song. Although it broke my heart, I had to cut and rearrange it to fit to Hilrant’s amazing lyrics and vocals. The day we decided together the final version of “Somewhere”, I made Monty the promise to compose a song around the riffs and guitar licks I had to cut off……:-) On “PreludiuM” you'll find a combination of electronic and acoustic instruments and sounds, together with the mostly unreleased lead guitar of Monty Johnson for "Somewhere". As well other elements and chords on “PreludiuM” will sound familiar to those who had a closer listen to my work and like the different genres on my page. The idea to use this song now as an intro track was very clear, as I keep most of my “jams” and song ideas for later use…or not….and this is a mix of some of these ideas. Well, this last track is a kept promise and at the same time a cycle end, which nearly started the same way about three years ago… A special and big THANK YOU to you Monty, for your amazing musician- and friendship. So grateful about all your support, comments, visits, likes and friendships, hope you will like the song and wishing you nothing but the best for your personal and musical future on Rnation and beyond Love always José
Hello there, we are one step closer to the end of this year, so I don't want to miss the time and opportunity to thank you from heart for all your support, visits, likes and over more, your friendship. I wish you all some wonderful X-mas days. May the next year bring you closer to your dreams? After more than 2 years on this page, which with all its faults and problems remains one of the best for indie music, I feel honoured to have known and listened to great talented musicians, To have worked with you was a great challenge and pleasure. Thanks to your constant support, musician- and friendship, I think this site, as well my other projects, have nearly achieved their purpose. To compose music to entertain, like and share.. We all have our normal life, priorities, and for nobody of us it's easy to find the time for our common passion, music. Being often on business trips, far away from home and family, make change your life and priorities.... So with regard to this site and its future, since a year there is a collaboration on work with a wonderful singer. A melancholic Ballad called "Desire". From my side I wave goodbye with an intro track, a jam with project title "PreludiuM", which will be ready soon. Meanwhile I leave you with Peace, Love, Unity and Respect José
This is a very personal song and lyrics, due to my very personal situation with regard to business, family life and music. It is very complicated to find the right time for each thing, although priorities should be job and family.... . Time is running so fast and until we have noticed it, the years have fly and passed by...especially when you have children you notice this. . So this song is my way to tell my daughter, teach her and do my best to make her a responsible and intelligent adult.....difficult mission.... . Thank you so much for your visits, listens and likes, which mean really a lot to me.
Thank you very much for the great response on SOMEWHERE, we are pleased about the comments on Hilrant’s and on my site.
As some people have asked about how this project and song came to life...
It starts always with a simple idea...
Jamming with my Ovation a few simple chords, added some Bass, Drums, Piano and strings (NI). Just a rough version of the track.
Monty Johnson is not only an outstanding lead guitar player and collaborator, so I sent him the idea and he accepted to play.
Being a great fan of Hilrant, his work and particular excite voice, Hilrant and me have been in contact before and talked about a collaboration. So I asked if he liked the idea and he was happy to sing and write as well the lyrics.
Monty’s awesome play on one site and Hilrant’s voice, phrasing and lyrics on the other...so finally I worked out 5 different versions....two great artists, a real challenge...
Facing some technical problems, we agree to work on version 4, which finally was slightly modified and became...SOMEWHERE.
Grateful about Monty’s wonderful play, shorten for song reasons (it still hurts my heart), Hilrants outstanding voice and these deep lyrics, they have inspired my work.
As I said before...two great artists.
Should the song sounds different from one to the other site, my version of SOMEWERE has a different Equalizer setup...this Rnation player is driving me crazy...
Thank you for your interest, plays, likes and comments on all sites.
Have a good time
This Rock song count on the collaboration with one of the most excited voices on Rnation, Hilrant, and the lead guitar of "Magic hand" Monty Johnson. Hilrant, apart of delivering an awesome vocal part, wrote as well the fantastic lyrics. Monty showed again his amazing feeling on the guitar and so the song began to grow adapting his final version which we have the pleasure to present to you. We have put all our heart, soul and feeling on this song which we hope you will like. Thank you for your comments and likes on behalf of us all.
Fernando Garcin is one of the most outstanding voices for me on Rnation. His peculiar style reminds often on LEONARD COHEN. When he accepted to join this project I was very happy as together with one of my favorite guitar player, Monty Johnson, I was sure to create a very special mood on the song. Hope you like it.