Heading out of town to the big Island in Hawaii until September 30th. Time for some chillin out.
The new single, "Something Big," will not be released until October 15th or later.
Take care, and catch ya when I get back.
Thanks for all your support.
Keep it Rockin
We have made it to the middle of the week and the weather is cooling significantly here in the Central Valley of California.
I have made a decision on "Something Big", regarding drums or no drums. I am going with the original track that has conga's etc and leaving off drums. I just could not get the sound I wanted and did not want to disturb the quality of the original track. Sometimes when you record a song, everything just clicks and it did on this one. This will not be disturbed. I play all of the instruments and I sent the track to Adam, AC Myles (Fresno) to listen and add a lead guitar track. He ended up laying down a scalding hot lead track, and there ya have it. Something Big. The track was originally done by Tom Petty.
I am working on getting into CD Baby's system to get it released as a single. The tentative release date will be October 1 to October 15th 2019. I will keep you posted with all this.
Also, I am heading to the big Island in Hawaii this weekend and will be pretty much off the grid for a week.
All of you are greatly appreciated. I say it all the time, we are all in this together.
Something Big features Adam, AC Myles on lead guitar and The Human playing everything else. For some reason, Tom Petty songs are right in The Human's wheelhouse. Stay tuned, this track will not disappoint.
The Human Is one of Central Cal's top selling artists and most certainly one of its most prolific songwriters. In 2010 he was admitted into the Blues Hall of Fame for this very reason.
Well...it's another Friday and weekend coming up. We all know time flies.
I have been thinking about a song I recorded called "Something Big." Many of you have heard it on my podcast, "Human's Show." It has no drums on it, just conga's that I put on. It sounds good, but I have been wondering what it would sound like with drums. So I sent it to a engineer I have worked with some and asked him to take a shot at adding some. Then I will choose which version I like. Anyway...I think I might release it as a single soon.
If you haven't heard "Something Big," here is the link to a YouTube Video I did.
My Show on Podomatic continues to do well. Not only is there a big USA audience, but a big international one as well. Russian listeners have showed up big time, they are diggin the rock n roll I am sending their way. There is a link to the show on the main page of my website here, just to to the menu and click on it. You will find the link.
I want to wish you all a happy TGIF and weekend as well. Your support keeps me going, we are all in this together. I have said this many times.
Laying down Harmony vocals at Fast Traxx Studio in Fresno, CA.
Never Let Your Fire Go Out.
I am still stoked about people from 29 different countries downloading my music in August, 2019.
Some of the countries were as follows.
Argentina,Australia,Belgium,Belize,Belarus,Canada,Chile,Czechoslovakie,Denmark,Spain,Finland,Russia,France, Indonesia,Ireland,India, Japan ,Mexico,Netherlands,New Zealand, Romania, Ukraine, USA to name a few.
I will give you some info about me, a rather short condensed version.
* I started listening to music very young. Probably around 6 or 7. I lived in Columbus, GA. I liked early Elvis, Buddy Holly and all that cool cat rockabilly stuff. I struck a nerve. It sent a lightening bolt down my spine.
* When I moved to California, (early 60's) Here came The Beatles, a huge influence on me. Then the Stones. I liked soul music. Wilson Pickett. James Brown, all that funky stuff. I liked stuff with good Hammond organs so when I get in a band at 15 years old, we first had a Farfisa, then we got a Hammand (Leslie too) for my Junior year in High School. We were called. "Trans Love Airway." We played Spencer Davis, Rascals, Steppenwolf, all that stuff. My Senior year, we lost the Hammond and we went to CCR and rockin stuff. By the end of my Senior year, we were damn good for high school kids. Playing all over Central California at gigs.
*When I graduated, that was it for me. I had to go to college and I did. I really didn't pick up a guitar again much until the early 2000's, so well over 40 years without playing. In 2005 I got a Fender Strat and I started messin and writing. I got a Boss BR 1600 recorder. I wrote the entire first CD, "The Real Stuff," using this recorder. I should mention that in my early 20's I got the Nickname, "The Human." One of my friends gave it to me and it stuck. That's why is The Human Project. My good friends still call me this. No one liked music more than me, or had more of it and played it...all the time. I had a big Teac 3000 reel to reel I would take to a party loaded with rockin stuff and would just turn it on and rock the party. If you got in my car, or came to my house.... be ready to get rocked.
As mentioned, from the Boss BR 16, I had written enough songs to go into the studio and record and out of this came "The Real Stuff." The success of this, especially in Europe, was a surprise, so I recorded Human Project II, Humanize in 2008. It is now 2019 and I have kept going. My fan base slowly increases as do my sales. This is a collaborative effort between me and my fans. I have no label or management, so I market and promote all my own music. All the musicians I use are from the Central Valley of California, mostly the Fresno, Visalia area. They are good. They adapt to my songs well. I don't play live because their is no market for good original music in these parts. It has been said that this area is "a cover band town." And a fickle, cliquey one at that. I fly under the radar here even though no one can touch me with sales of music. It's fine with me, especially the older I get. I could care less about playing a 3 hour set in a funky bar. I stay in very good shape. No alcohol and I work out a lot. So, I do fight off the age and none of this affects my ability to write and record songs.
So here we are. September 2019 and I am still going. This is a real success story that you the fans are a part of.
So, just know I appreciate all that support from you. Its encouraging. It feels good. It keeps me going. Thank you very much.
We are all in this grand adventure Together.
Have a great day and weekend!
August was an awesome month for Human Project Downloads. 29 different countries downloaded my music. The top countries were:
4.) Great Britain
5.) New Zealand
I had a lot of downloads from Russia and the Ukraine. Very cool! Again, 29 Countries gettin Humanized!
The top Downloads were:
Life Fadin To Gray 2019
57 Channels Fadin To Gray 2019
Highway 58 Humanize 2017
Fast Train Humanize 2017
Requiem For Washington Last Train Out 2011
High Anxiety Human Project II, Humanized 2008
Bar Room Meltdown Humanize 2017
Mescaline Alley Fadin to Gray 2019
*Statistics provided by CDBaby.
Life, for the 3rd month in a row was by far the most downloaded song. The little YouTube Video I made has it playing in the background. It is a little diddy about not letting life get you down. It seems to have struck a chord with many people.
Thanks for your support of Human Project Music. Most of you know my story. I rely on you. I have no agent, and no label. I finance all my own stuff, produce it and market it. You find it. Totally awesome. That's why I always say were are in this thing together.
Thanks for all of your support.
Singer-songwriter from the Central Valley of California, with 6 CD's and a download only one, "Fadin To Gray," just released in January 2019.