Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! This is one of my favorite holidays so this year I took some time out of my schedule and did a few special OilCan Drive projects to celebrate the season.

If you've been reading the blog you know that my old computer fell apart and not only did I have to buy a new machine but I also had to upgrade all of the music gear I had used to record with over the last ten years. I've been slowly learning the new system and I figured the best way to play around with it and see what it could do was to record a new song. So OilCan Drive and I did a special Halloween cover of Donovan's classic song, "Season of the Witch."

It was a fun song to do but a bit more challenging than I originally thought. Just singing the song made me rethink things. But, my vocal chords finally opened up last night and everything felt right. I'm sure my neighbors wondered what was going on as I was screaming like a maniac at nine o'clock at night. I do wish I had given myself a little more time to mix the song but it did teach me a lot about the new system. So, it's getting there and if this is the first step it's not a bad first step at all.

And, what is a cover song without some new artwork to actually go on its cover?

I created the artwork to go along with a video I put up on YouTube to show off the song. I probably shouldn't have spent so much time working on the whole project but it was a lot of fun and I hope you like the results.

You can check out the video below and, if you like the song, it's being offered up as a free download on the OilCan Drive site. You can head on over to the OCD site and pick up the song for a few simple clicks by visiting HERE.

Enjoy the Halloween fun! I hope you're all doing great and loving life. Have fun and stay safe out there! See you soon!

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