Started My Next Song, Finally

So, I finally started recording my second song on Thursday, and am incredibly psyched.  Not much, just the core "loop" I’ll be using.  The song is called "Take A Stand". I wrote the lyrics back in April of this year one night, around 2:00 AM, while thinking about the cycles of abuse that can plague generations within a family, and how I’ve seen such cycles broken by people who decided to take a stand against them.

It’s one of the few times I’ve written lyrics before creating a melody, and the only time such a creation has resulted in a song I’ve taken to the next step.  Take A Stand is looking like it’s going to be an Indie rap-rock….think The Streets or something like that…  The music came to me a few weeks ago, and I’m hoping to move fast.

So far, I’ve got an acoustic guitar lick, a mandolin lick, a drum loop, and a bell loop.  We’ll see where it goes…maybe I’ll post the lyrics later this week (though I’m tweaking them as the song takes shape, so it could be a little early…).  That said, I’m away from home (and my project studio) for the next week…so no music for a few days at least.  But hey, at least it’s begun.








5 responses to “Started My Next Song, Finally”

  1. Taylor Avatar

    keep it coming, man…

  2. Jay Avatar

    Good luck, man. Keep on rocking.

  3. Jay Avatar

    Also, what do you have for a mandolin? I’m thinking of branching out in that direction.

  4. mikeb Avatar

    Thanks, guys.

    Jay – I’ve got a very basic mandolin that my wife bought on eBay…there’s no brand or label listed, it’s a pretty basic model; but I think you can get them pretty cheap on eBay, which may be a good way to start, initially.

    By the way, if you do get one, be sure to read about how one strings and tunes a mandolin — I didn’t realize that the bridge could be moved around, and broke a couple strings in the process..! 🙂

  5. Tara Avatar

    This song is going to be awesome! Can I say (well, I am) that the mandolin part is sooo cool!! I love the sound and how you are using it.

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