Sunday, September 15, 2013

FREE PREVIEW - Space Safari

Hi y'all! I wanted to give you a FREE preview of an unreleased track I made for my Mad Experiment. (If you want to learn more about what my Mad Experiment is about, then drop me a line and I'll share it with you.). ANYWAYS . . . this track is called "Space Safari" and is not for sale. It is not available for download either but you can listen to it for now. The link will be up for a short while and then I will disable as I am working on other projects and won't be able to finish this particular CD project I am putting together for Mad Experiment.

So listen now and let me know what you think.

Space Safari by Mad Experiment

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Rajneesh: Song About the Adventures of a Lovable Indian Boy

From Wikipedia:
Khan as "Raji" in Maya, circa 1967.
Updated May 20, 2015

What can be more interesting than the mischievous adventures of a lovable Indian boy?

Some of the greatest music comes out of India. Most of what I have heard where from old LP's, India TV, and 90's pop videos. I fell in love with the sound and found a great radio station in Chicago that played contemporary Indian music.

As a composer, my catalogue would feel incomplete if I did not have a song which is about India, with Indian influences in the song itself. So what better reason to write an Indian song that could be a soundtrack for an action adventure song about a young Indian boy, like a young Sajid Khan, and how he gets in and out of trouble in the big city. Let's say he was from Kerala and moves to Bombay.

So I want to reintroduce this story and the song. No song would be complete with this genre if it didn't include elephants contributing to the beat and feel of this exciting song. And, being a guitarist, it has to have guitar in it to help support it edginess as well.

Here's Rajneesh: The story of a young boy from southern India who had a hypnotic power over the animals of the jungle. His saga starts when he realizes that he has this power and is trying to control it.

Personal note:: This is still one of my favorites. I always loved the music of India - it's chord progression, the love story duets, and even the retro pop songs. This song is intended for soundtrack use but is also the perfect song to dance to.

Yes it's also a dance song!

photo credit: Wikipedia

related links:
Sajid Khan
The Times of India (for latest news).
Bollywood Radio
Top 10 Movies About India


Sunday, May 26, 2013

Having a Bar B Q with the Kannibles Next Door Tomorrow - Should I go?

The neighbors, whose name is Kannible, invited me to dinner tomorrow for Memorial Day. Actually it is supposed to be a Bar B Q. I asked them what to bring and they said just to bring me and my wife. so I guess I'm in for a surprise. It's uncanny that their name rhymes with cannibal but maybe I'm just alittle paranoid.

Here a song I recorded:

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Personal Thoughts About Nuclear Armageddon: El Destructo Mundo 2


Nuclear Armageddon? El Destructo Mundo?

I just realized that I never had any thoughts about the reason for this song and what it means. So, here I am, reading all the nonsense about global warming, nuclear war, and recently "climate change". Yes, all the atheists and liberal nutcases are promoting that "man" is destroying the ecology, poor Mother Earth, boo hoo, let's wring our hands some more.

With no science to back it up, we are not going to destroy the Earth by not "going green". On the other hand, many believe we are going to bomb ourselves into oblivion with a nuclear Armageddon. There will be an Armageddon of sorts, but it won't be man-made.

The end won't occur on our timetable and Divine Providence determines when the end of the age will  be.However, this song is trying to capture what it would be like if we bombed ourselves silly.

Evil thinks he has won, but even he is powerless to destroy mankind. so at the beginning of the song, after the missiles launch and all seems to be wiped out, evil laughs and plays his evil metal guitar. 

But he won;t be laughing for long as there will be survivors. there will always be survivors. Recall the Great Deluge, 8 were allowed to survive and replenish the Earth. Satan cannot change Divine Plans.

So the song takes on a growing and developing mode, flourishing into a happiness, showing that Good does overcome Evil. 

This is a jazz-tinged instrumental. Take the time to listen through. This song tells a different ending than Steve Farmer's Amboy Dukes song about Armageddon "Psalms of Aftermath".

Here is the full version of El Destructo Mundo. The original was an abbreviated version which was offered through Tune Core back in 2009-2010.
Now, letting ISIS bomb us all, well, that's another tale to tell. Or perhaps we'll be invaded by aliens and turned into brain-hungry zombies. Perhaps not.

Related links:

Psalms of Aftermath - Amboy Dukes
Climate Change
Nuclear War

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Uncle Monkey Sampler

Here is a sampler about one of my favorite subjects: monkeys. No, not the band from the 60's, although I love their music and Mickey Dolenz' singing. With this song, I wanted to do something on the light side. Sound effects remind me of moneys and again I like to add odd music styles with either a strong bass or guitar. If you like this sampler or have questions or comments contact me.