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17 November 2021

Just the way it is...

 

Been a lot of setbacks along the way...but this endeavor is pushing ever forward, slowly as it might seem. 

Like with auto mechanics, it can be “trial and error” finding the specific guitars, and recording equipment, to acquire the exact sound, or as close to that "perfect" sound as one can get, to attain a viable, finished product... songs being worthy of release. 

Bought a lot of somewhat-pricey instruments, recording apparatus, and gear...and sold a lot of the same. mostly at a great loss, replacing it with other musical candidates closer to what I was hoping for in the first place. 

For this hopefully upcoming project, the guitars are sounding better...the recording equipment is becoming of increasingly higher quality. More, and more, FX (audio effects) are being added to the signal-processing system. And the songs are getting polished over and over again. 

Useful Guitars, so far: 

Epiphone SG VE 

Epiphone Casino 

Gretsch G5230T Electromatic Jet FT 

Fender Telecaster Squire Affinity 

Ibanez AS7312 Semi-Hollow Body 12-String Electric guitar. 

Some of the other guitars might be finding new homes soon. 

Guitars Interested In: 

Fender Stratocaster Squire Affinity (not on the market yet)...Arctic White w/bright white pick guard, making the Arctic White body look somewhat grey. 

Martin D-X2E 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar. (Backordered) 

There are a lot of other guitars I’d like to get...but I have to keep things realistic, and in my price range. 

Anyway, if you buy a reasonably-made, mid-priced or even lower-priced guitar, you can modify it into a much better instrument than when you purchased it, without spending a large sum of money. And the FX available these days can really, drastically improve the sound of most any guitar. 

So...God-willing, and if able, and capable...you might hear some brand new releases from DrmJ by the Spring or Summer of 2022, whether an Album(s), a Single(s), or an Ep(s). 

Till then...

 

 

 

 

 

6 November 2021

More on DrmJ New Releases

 

There have been a lot of setbacks along the road...but this endeavor is pushing ever forward, slow as it might seem. 

It’s like auto mechanics requiring “trial and error” tactics in finding the right guitars and recording equipment to solve the problems of acquiring the exact sound you want to attain in the finished product of songs being worthy of release. 

I’ve bought and sold a lot of pricey instruments, recording apparatus, and gear...mostly at a great loss, to replace it with something closer to what I was hoping for in the first place. 

For this hopefully upcoming project, the guitars are sounding better...the recording equipment is becoming of increasingly higher quality...more and more FX (audio effects) are being added to the signal-processing system...and the songs are getting polished over and over again. 

The guitars I really like so far are a Gretsch G5230T Electromatic Jet FT, an Epiphone SG VE, an Epiphone Casino, a Fender Telecaster Squire Affinity, and an Ibanez AS7312 Semi-Hollow Body 12-String Electric guitar. Some of the other guitars I have might be finding new homes soon. Also, I’m interested in a Fender Stratocaster Squire Affinity (not on the market yet)...Arctic White w/bright white pick guard, making the Arctic White body look somewhat grey. And I’d like to obtain a Martin D-X2E 12-String Acoustic/Electric Guitar. 

There are a lot of other guitars I’d like to get...but I have to keep things realistic, and in my price range. Anyway, if you buy a reasonably-made, mid-priced guitar, you can modify it into a much better instrument than when you purchased it. And the FX these days can really drastically improve the sound of most any guitar. 

So...God-willing, and if I’m able and capable...you might hear some brand new releases from DrmJ by the Spring or Summer of 2022, whether an Album(s), a Single(s), or an Ep(s). 

Till then.

DrmJ

New DrmJ Releases ? !

 

16 August 2021

 

Around 2017, I started writing songs for the eventual, hopeful recording and release of new songwriting material.

To date, I’ve written about 40 songs for this project. I believe these songs have pretty much reached their full potential, as they seem worthy of recording and releasing. 

I’m still working on several of these compositions...but that doesn’t mean recording can’t proceed by early to mid- November 2021. The proper instruments and equipment for this task have basically been acquired. 

So...in 4 ½ years, about 40 songs have been prepared...written, rewritten, rewritten, rewritten, etc. 

That’s about 1 full-length album per year, for 4 years...not much more can be expected of a music artist. 

I’ve been contemplating recording 2 or 3 EP releases (3-4 songs, each), before subsequently releasing record albums (CDs, and possibly, vinyl LPs). 

When my website provider (HostBaby) turned their music accounts over to Bandzoogle (my new website provider), Bandzoogle (also affiliated with CD Baby, as HostBaby was) granted me 5 Standard CD Baby Submission Coupons for FREE each year I remain a Bandzoogle member (for uploading musical works to CD Baby, who collects royalties for me). This comes at a very opportune time, and it's very cost effective. 

This situation with the coupon codes also gives me the option of releasing 4 unreleased albums of mine which are lying dormant. Each one of these albums is comprised of 12 songs (28 of those songs never before being released in a major way), and have been published by my publishing company, Acoustic Notes & Communications (AN&C). 

All of the songs on those 4 albums are Copyright Registered, and they are available for sale...but they haven't been promoted through CD Baby yet. But just because I can't release all of these songs on CD Baby at this time doesn't mean they can't be uploaded to my YouTube Channel. My YouTube channel name is: David R Moenich, should you care to check it out. 

Recently, I received my first Coupon Code from Bandzoogle for a CD Baby release of my choice of media type...an EP, a Single, or an Album. My preference, at this time, is leaning toward a 4-song EP, or a 7-song "Mini-Album" (I just "coined", and claimed, that term).

This might seem absurd to certain individuals...but this songwriting project I'm pursuing is the first in 24 years, for me. That's quite a hiatus. Hopefully, and God-willing, if this project comes to fruition...it should be quite noticeable that my attempts at the art of songwriting have substantially improved over the years.

So all the above being said...”Many a slip twixt the cup and the lip.” An aspiration of mine is the completion of this project...but the most important thing for me to remember is...if this, or anything else, is not within God’s will...it’s not worth doing. 

DrmJ