If you missed it on my home page, here it is again! Get a free, unreleased Gregorian Rock song, “Veritas” right here, because you have good taste in music.
VERY compressed look at some of what I’ve been doing as I make the music vid for “Consuming Fire”.
This one was inspired by the collaborations between Jeff Beck and Jan Hammer. Songs like “Starcycle” and “Blue Wind”.
It went through more iterations than some of the other tunes, but it is much improved as a result of the various re-works.
This drill is 20 yrs old. My friends gave it to me at our dinner celebration of my then imminent nuptials. It was the best wedding gift I received. A couple years ago I spent more money than it was worth on new batteries and a charger.
That kept it functional for a while, but it has now finally expired.
Farewell cordless drill! You served me (and this family) well.
Social media is about things like this, where I get to interact with a guy with whom I would otherwise NEVER interact. John Mitchell is the guitarist with one of my favorite bands, *Frost.
He shared a link that was an interview with him. Then I retweeted it and added my comment.
Then he very graciously replied to my tweet.
Okay, the first programmer I contacted never responded. Yesterday I contacted a second guy. Hopefully he will not only respond, but fix the problem!
Well, not exactly a sample still. But this is a still image, as opposed to a video, to show how I plan to transform the video shot in front of a DIY greenscreen. The actor (me) tries hard to sync with the music on an unfamiliar instrument, then that video is composited into the virtual set.
There’s a section of “Consuming Fire” where a string section plays, and Phil Keaggy does a little solo over it. During that moment in the song, I hope to show some string players doing their part. My son & daughter both actually played strings on the recording. If all goes according to plan, they will also appear in the video.
If you enjoy Pandora, why not make a Gregorian Rock channel? Curiously, to find me on Pandora, you have to search for me by using my full name “Roland Dale Benedict“. Once you do that, my first two albums will be available in your programming.
For the songs on the new album, “Fire”, the process of getting those tracks onto Pandora is just beginning. I will let you know when they go live!
TWO new songs are out!
“Unwelcome Goodbye” is a sad song about the death of my parents. Both of them were on hospice while I was writing the music for this album. It was a hard time, and this song captures some of what I felt. Honestly, I wasn’t sure about whether or not to even include it on the album. Musically it turned out beautifully, it’s message is true, and the whole thing was cathartic for me. So here it is.
“Fire from Heaven”, despite the ominous title, has a more whimsical sound. It is written in 11/8 (which is an odd time signature for you non-musicians). However, my drummer, Paul Garretson, played it in such a way that you can hardly tell anything odd is happening. Vinnie Moreno, the newest member of the virtual band, plays a ripping guitar solo at the very end, over some mighty pipe organ. You will love it!
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