Hey, BIG thanks to all of you for liking BARON ZERO's new single "Neverafter" on Facebook.
Since you guys obviously have outstanding tastes in music, here is an exclusive link to the track which has come out this January.
And just because it's you, I also added in a remix of the previous single 'No Easy Way' by producer Stuart Epps of Robbie Williams and Led Zeppelin's fame. Is this still Christmas or what ?
Just press "download", sit back and jiiiiiiiiiiingle all the way !
Finally, every track has been recorded, edited, mixed, EQ'ed, re-mixed, pre-mastered, re-recorded, re-re-mixed, compressed, maximised and mastered (re-re-remixes will have to wait for another day).
Finally, it is available on all your favorite online platforms, including iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and Deezer amongst others. If you can resist the urge to get your hands on it, you can get all the details here.
And in the meantime, you are invited to a party ! A listening party I'm afraid so no free buffet, and no good looking waitresses but you can always make yourself another coffee, press play and leave your comments after the jump.
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On the whole things went a lot better than a few months ago, with the help of more practice and experience. Playing was definitely better but more than anything I could feel (and hear through the monitors) that all this singing under the shower really paied off !
But as you would expect there are still lessons to be learned for next time:
It's a long way to the top, especially when you take one step after the other as I do. But I'm sure next time will again be a notch better.
Can't wait to be there ...
"How did the whole Grillapalooza thing go in the end ?" you might be asking yourself (or "what should I eat tonight?" which is probably more likely but not really the point of this post).
Well, I guess it would be a question of perspective.
On the one hand I got a lot of praise after the set, but I'm at least realistic enough to know that the feedback of friends and relatives is not always the most objective. Although the father of the groom, a musician himself, warmly encouraged me to continue making music and complimented me on my voice.
On the other hand I was again left with too much frustrations.
Let's see: the sound was crap (and I'm being polite), I made too many mistakes to count and for some reason I had the feeling my guitar was out of tune for a good part of the gig (even though I kept checking and it was not).
But of course I'm also realistic enough to know that I'm often too hard on myself; STREET SPIRIT was intense and emotional as it should be and my rendition of PAPARAZZI got great reactions.
But in the end, what really matters is what I learned in the process and how I can use this to get one step closer to putting together the performance I can hear in my head. So here are a few (painstakingly) lessons for the future:
Finally one positive point is that my (future ex ) manager did not quit after hearing me play (does it make him my ex future ex manager ?) and we are already talking about another gig in December.
J-J-J-J-J-J-Jingle all the way !
We are now less than 24 hours away from the "acoustic cover/grilled saussage" sessions (maybe I should rename this whole thing "Grillapalooza" ?) tomorrow evening.
Would anyone be surprised anyone if I said that I'm ready ?
Yeah, right, me too.
Well, as usual I always tend to focus on the areas which would still be more work, but let's face it I think we should be able to avoid a complete nuclear meltdown (although I don't make any promises on the saussage front).
I have worked out what the live set should be, chosen the right voice/guitar FX (only one word: chorus is the way to go) and decided on which short to clean. And most importantly I have also settled on the final setlist of covers, as follows:
I will attempt (first time lucky ?) to record the whole proceedings for immortality and future posting. And we have also been working on something else for the wedding night so there might be some bonus.
As always, keep rocking, I sure will do my best not to drop the SG into the BBQ.