New Day

05:08
TiMHiLL

Story

(excerpt taken from my old website circa 2006)

 

FROM THE ARCHIVES

I recently came across an old box full of cassette tapes.  These old tapes contain bits and pieces of songs that I recorded years ago (somewhere between '92-'96) using a Yamaha 4 track recorder.  I was able to ping-pong tracks back and forth to where I would eventually end up with several individual tracks (hi-tech at the time).  I would experiment with different sounds and layer them one on top of the other.  Keep in mind, this was back before cd-burners were on the market and computers still used 3.5 inch floppy disk that stored a measly 1.44MB.  Now days you can hold somewhere around 700MB on a single cd.  My...how the times have changed!  Anyway...back to the cassette tapes.  I stumbled across this song I wrote called NEW DAY.  It is the very first song I ever recorded all on my own using such "Hi-Tech" equipment.   I was playing an old Casio keyboard (purchased from Radio Shack) along with my Simmons drums and a Alessi drum machine.  I had a sticker made with my band name on it to cover up the Casio name.  I figured they weren't paying me to advertise it and I couldn't afford a Korg or anything else that didn't suck.  At the time my cousin Clint and I were playing music together on a regular basis.  We had been practicing together since our youth (which at that time was limited to family reunions).  But as we got older and more time became available, we got together as often as possible.  Our band name was NEBULA (a vast mass of interstellar gas), which seemed appropriate at the time.  Not sure on the interstellar part of it, but an abundance of gas nonetheless.  We recorded hours upon hours of music together and had a blast every single minute.  Those old songs never did materialize and probably never will.  But I do hope to write music with him again someday in the future.
So now, I leave you with one of my first recordings...NEW DAY.  A little ironic now that I think about it.  The song is about making a fresh new start and that's exactly what I was doing musicially.  Most of my music up until then was written on the guitar and I was in the process of learning to operate a 4 track recorder.  As you listen to the song, keep in mind this was taken straight from a cassette tape and the sound has not been properly mixed.  Listening back now, I can hear a little bit of my a-ha and INXS influences.  I had originally imagined Michael Hutchence on lead vocals, however, I could never seem to break him away from his other band.  Sorry, no vocals...just music.