Good day to you -
I was going through some photos a little while back and I ran across an abstract that I couldn’t remember taking.
Probably just an accident, I figured. But the more I looked at it the more something started getting under my skin.
I started to hear little sounds in my head that might be compliment the photo.
That's when I got the idea for; SOUND FOR STILL PICTURES.
Short little pieces of sound, put to picture.
I put up on YouTube.
There are six of them up so far.
Check ‘em out. Maybe you’ll get a kick out of it.
SOUND FOR STILL PICTURES
I’ve been spending my time working on a new full-length album, working title - BIG WOW.
I’m about 80 percent finished with it. Turning out to be a bit of a strange one. But, these are strange times. It happens.
Also working on a new RECORD podcast. This one is about my early days in Portland, meeting Mr. Tim Ellis and Craig Carothers, and releasing my very first proper album, Alexander’s Dark Band.
Hard to believe that in just a few weeks Kim and I will have lived here in Portland for 27 years.
Woah…tempus fugit, baby.
Though I haven’t hosted an in-person client recording session at my studio since back in March, I’ve been doing Online Zoom sessions that are working out very well. The artist and I will have a conversation on Zoom, they’ll play me their song, we’ll figure out a direction for it, I’ll record the rhythm tracks here, the client records their parts at home, they send the parts back to me, I mix it all together, and whoopee - Bob’s Your Uncle! Music is being made. It’s a lovely thing.
Often during this time I think about how different things must have been during the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic.
That lasted a couple of years and ran in several waves.
Imagine lockdown back then; sitting in a room staring at your family.
No radio, tv, phones, internet - not invented yet.
I don’t know what the heck people did to pass time. And you had no idea what was going on out there.
Maybe once in awhile some kid would come down the street ringing a big bell, yelling, “The Robinson’s have lost nine today!”
And that was CNN back then.
If you haven’t heard the first new Tim and Jim track in many years, here ’tis:
AUDIO-ONLY VERSION (available for streaming and purchase)
Tim Ellis - Acoustic Guitars (and Weird Little Intro Giggle)
(Left speaker) Jim Walker - Acoustic Guitar, Vocal (Right speaker)
Poor Baby is originally from the JVA album -
TERRIBLE PICTURES OF HARRIET - Released in 2005.
Thank you. Be well -
Walker / JVA