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"Don't Quit Your Day Job" was recorded on a Tascam eight track reel to reel in my basement studio in  between 1990 and 1997. It's actually held up decently considering it's advanced age. It took Kenny Williams and I about 7 years to complete, but we both had families and lives that diverted our attention from time to time.  When we started the project, Ken's landscaping business was a pickup truck with a lawnmower.  Now he owns about half of upstate New York.  Good thing he didn't quit his day job.

 

Track Listing:


1. Dont Have Your Beard

2. Lets Go for a Ride

3. Where I Belong

4. Rollin' On

5. First Things First

6. Tractor Song

7. Little Wing

8. Runaround

9. Industrial

10. Yesteryears

11. Don't Quit Your Day Job

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Since nothing comes close to the original, we took a different approach to the Hendrix classic.  Kenny did a great job making each chorus build, with some cool polyrhythms on the last verse.  

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My son was about 4 when I cut this track, and he used to complain a lot about my 5 o'clock shadow.

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Once again, I asked my then 4 year old son for a song title, and "Tractor Song" got the nod.  One of my first solo acoustic guitar pieces using alternate tuning.  Just don't ask which one, because there's no way I can remember. Future project - relearn.

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This was one of my favorite songs from the record, a ballad with a simple melody and nice builds. We lucked out with a killer snare sound - we added a little Roland trigger along with the mic'd snare and it really worked for this track.   

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This was the very last track we did for this record.  It's a pretty rocking tune, but I had it mastered at a different studio than the rest of the record, so it's a tad louder and brighter than everything else on the CD.  Just wanted to see if everyone was awake...