Well I finally released my first single- geeeze, 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. Anyway, I hope you like my stuff and please get in touch!