Free Music is a set of songs originally recorded in 2005. Although I keep a relatively immaculate archive of stuff, when I wanted to remix these tunes I found that the multitracks were nowhere to be found. So, I hunkered down and rerecorded all of the songs with a bit of a fresh approach, not the least of which was using an analog mixdown process through my then-oft-neglected external chain.
- So Cliche
- This Heart of Mine
- Happiness Flavors of the World
- Immigrants and Politics
- Their Zoo
- Every Color Love
My buddy Mike played guitar on the original, primitive, 2-chord jam that became “So Cliche.” He was also a strong proponent of “Their Zoo.” “Every Color Love” was inspired by a Melissa Lewis poem. When our paths crossed, and after several beer-drinking sessions, she gave me copies of a couple of her poems, and her eponymous poem inspired me. I suppose I could be petty and not thank my ex for bricking my computer, causing the loss of the multitracks of this album. And I will be. 🙂 After much inner debate, the utterance of her name in this re-tracked version became, instead, the word “Hello.”