Mixing new song, A Better Day today - 40 tracks (+). Maybe I'll sneak a mix on my player here soon ...
The lyrics for all the songs on Peace Freedom Sanity and Serenity are posted, use the 'view all songs', then the down arrow next to each song to get the lyrics list. If you want them all in one long Word document, send me a message with your email address!
That's the new album's name, available at amazon, kunaki, bandcamp and other places. Follow the 'buy' links on the songs, or look at the bio for them.
Finishing up a promo video, Amazon and Kunaki pages will be 'live' soon. In the meantime, work has started on songs for album #3, with some drum tracks from a local drummer, and been working on some acoustic duo songs with Art Mower.
Fun time at the Clarion in Wakefield this past Thursday, but sure got hot on the 'stage' until they got the fan running!
New album submitted to US Copyright office, song files and artwork submitted to Createspace, looks like I'm on track to release 'Peace Freedom Sanity Serenity' in August.
Artwork for my CD complete! Copyrighting next step. Then submission to dupe-on-demand services. In the meantime, you can listen to my June 2 radio broadcast on WUML here: https://soundcloud.com/mikebirch/wuml-mike-b-live-on-u-mass
Mastered songs files are back from Splendour Mastering! Max did a fantastic job, now I've got to finish up all the little detailed stuff - album jacket design, liner notes, copyrights, song registering .... In the meantime, practice today for next weekend's Beatles-theme benefit at the UUCM in Marblehead where 'Scrambled Eggs (me, Grady Moats, Kevin Wall & Lin Sprague) will be doing a trio of George Harrison-penned songs, then leading all the performers and audience in a sing-along Hey Jude. This annual show benefits the church and the local school music programs, so its a worthy cause. Past performers have included Greg Hawkes & his ukelele band, Kat Quinn, Sara Blacker and many others - its always a great show and a fun time for all.
Someone came to one of the music forums I'm on a couple of months ago, telling us about this website and their 'contest'.
First they asked people to submit lyrics for a song, then asked people to vote for the best of the 'top 3'.
Then they asked people to write music (and perform) the song with those lyrics.
So I took a look, and first thing I noticed that the lyrics had a bad rhythmical structure. I asked if I could do some changes, but they said minor ones only, so I went ahead and recorded/videoed a song.
Go here: http://www.thelyricalchallenge.com/listen-to-songs.html to see/hear my entry, as well as the other two. If you want to vote, it makes you install a Facebook ap (you can always delete the ap later)
I'm going to be on WUML (91.5FM, streaming at wuml.org) tomorrow, June 2, on their local performer show 7-9pm Eastern. Expecting to go on around 8:30 (or before).
15 songs are currently being worked on by Max at Splendour Mastering. Meanwhile, I'm finishing up the cover art and already working on some songs for CD #3!