I won't get all flowery and fluffy about how great he is and all of that. I love him, he's mine, I'm his.
But part of the point of my blog is to write about him and his music and maybe insert a little info on what it's like to be married to someone who's career choice is generally less than lucrative but is, at the very least, something he is wildly passionate about...in his own, laid back way.
So here's an update on the music scene that, for me, is as local as it gets...it's right here at home.
Brad's up coming cd is going to, most likely, be an EP. For those of you who don't know, EP is short for extended play...which makes no sense, because it has fewer songs than an LP (limited play) would have...all in all, it's usually about four or five songs.
Well, he's got several songs recorded so far...what are considered "scratch tracks". Meaning that they're not gussied up in any way, just Brad and his guitar playing the songs...no production, no mixing...raw. If the guitar is louder than the vocals in a certain part, well, that's how you hear it. Once it's mixed down things like that can be fixed. Except mixing and production cost money...and it's not cheap. Unless you can find some talented friends or friends of friends. Wink wink, nudge nudge...
The problem with being married to someone who is really good at something artistic that you appreciate but don't know much about, is that they tend to be much harder on themselves than you would ever be on them.
The vocals drown out the guitar on that bridge? What? I didn't notice that. The capo was a quarter of a centimeter misplaced on the fretboard and you can hear the off tone in the up beat? Uh...I think it sounds pretty.
So with his scratch tracks not being perfect but me needing something to send to venues to get some gigs (I'm the manager, see?) we have these little "discussions" about how he doesn't want to send out crap and I don't think it's crap so give me a friggin' CD ALREADY!
And we also have, like, a million people who have been waiting on an album for years now.
Plus, all those little things that don't sound like a professionally done cd are, to me, like how a live show sounds...when someone gets on stage and it's just them and their guitar and the audience...that's raw. So raw tracks aren't inherently bad. They're just not polished, and that's okay...for now.
So, I wanted to post a couple samples of his recordings...but he wants to clean them up a bit first. I'm glad I asked first!
This is my man.