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I Never Thought I'd Say This But ...

JAN. 22nd 2014


I never thought I would says this; but I love collaborating.
I've been in many bands and my experience in most left a bad taste in my mouth. Perhaps I was instransigent, in wanting to do things my way. That could well be.
Maybe I don't play well with others.
But recent experience has shown me that experience, maturity or NEED; or a combination of those and other factors have altered my perpesctive to allow me to achieve more than I could have hoped for.
I have always been fortunate that other musicians have seen some glimmer of hope in my creations and are willing to help, despite my mediocre playing skills.
I have long recognized, I'm a writer and singer and NOT a musician's musician. You know the one who can rattle out a guitar lead in a heartbeat, or transpose on the fly. (those people scare me)
I once did 376 takes on ONE guitar part for one of my songs !
So I have now been collaborating for about 8 years on line now. Transferring files back and forth, exchanging emails and creating with a number of other musicians here  at home and worldwide.
Now we're entering an exciting new era. On line collaboration in REAL TIME.
What this means is the ability to write, discuss and record new musical creations directly with someone as if they were in your home sitting across the room, but in my case (and many others I would assume) that collaboration is taking place across thousands of miles.
Or more precisely; 26,040 Km or 16,180.50584585148 miles. I did the math. That's the approximate distance between Oxenford, Queensland, Australia and Rockledge, Florida, USA.  

Here's one of our collaborations: "The Edge"


I'm still trying to wrap my brain around the fact that Daryl Holden and I are composing, recording and blissfully chatting daily across those distances and with great results.

So off I go into undiscovered frontiers. You are welcome to join us...



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