Is that a word? Interconnectedness? It’s not getting autocorrected so I’m going with it.
I’ve got a new project on the way from a band called Projector (or PRJCTR to stay away from in-use names on iTunes). It was a lot of fun to make and I played the role of producer on this one versus just mastering or just recording. The songs are all Zack (ex-Nerves Junior) and the band (Chris and Greg), but we were all in the same place sonically affording me some fun in additional sounds and treatments along the way. We recorded in West Point over the long weekend of July 4th last year in the oldest brick house in the city built by the town’s founder on the confluence of the Salt and Ohio Rivers.
As I was connecting all the dots on how this project came to be and whatever it becomes as we collectively move forward, I started considering the sheer number of projects I’ve been involved in with and the luck that my path has intersected and intertwined through the years with some amazing musicians. The diverse music history and continuing talent exposed by this city and those it connects with are amazing to me. I’ve worked with idols because of this place and consider myself extraordinarily lucky to have the musical resume I have. It certainly isn’t marketing skills and doesn’t feel like any magical ears or some innate musical or sound tweaking talent. I’m eternally grateful to have stumbled into some of these situations and wanted to share how they happened.
If nothing else my daughter will one day understand just what her dad was doing in the basement those afternoons and evenings and can appreciate why I’ve put time and money into such things even though it has never “replaced the day job”.
Two people from the vast talent pool that has called Louisville home rise to the top of causing some of my most memorable projects. Over the course of this stream of consciousness series of blog posts, I hope to convey my appreciation for them and if it seems coherent enough to continue, I’ll ramble past into the rest of my musical world.
In the coming posts, I’ll share my eternal gratitude for the late great Jason Noble and the brilliant and giant-hearted Jacob Duncan. Without those two guys, I wouldn’t have the resume I have today and I’d simply be the nerdy IT guy I play during the work weeks.
Stay tuned. You’ll at least get some interesting music links from it.