All right, so I've been trying to learn some new things lately. Playing music has been kind of my thing for as long as I can remember. I've written songs for while now, too, and for the last few years I've been recording some stuff as well. What I've been trying to learn is how to make these recordings sound, you know, good.
Example here is a song I wrote last year that I just remixed yesterday and today. The little intro is from a guy Thomas Farris, who I found on bandlab.com. He had this idea for a song and when I heard what he sketched of it (exactly what I use as the intro now) the rest of the song just clicked together in my head immediately.
The song is on the one level an observation of a downward-spiraling drug addict, which seems to be a bit of an issue on Mainstreet, USA currently. But at the same time, it's an account of what it's been like watching the USA itself over the last fifteen years or so, which maybe hasn't been too much different.