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Letters: Simplify, Simply, Simplify


After a few rather complicated (for me) tunes, I decided to do one that I didn’t have to think about and didn’t require a lot of tricky math (going from full speed to 3/4 requires a bit of thinking to program drums, especially if you’re changing time signature as well).

Peace. Bring 'em home.


This song’s simple and steady from beginning to end. It’s steady, but I think it has a nice build throughout. It’s a slow burner – I always like those. I dashed the main structure and lyrics off in a few hours yesterday, and went back today for the finishing touches – drum fills, synths, etc. The solo, too – I wish it were better. If anyone out there wants to guest solo, lemme know! We’ll figure out a way to do it.

One further note, this is the second song of this most recent batch that deals with the war(s) and the hardships caused at home. I don’t want to get political here. Suffice to say, I hope the sacrifices we’re making in Iraq and Afghanistan will in the end be worth it. I have my doubts. Meantime, may everyone over there get home safe and soon.

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  1. J. Croteau
    June 21, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    One of my favorites of yours by far!

  2. June 21, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Hey! Thanks! I thought it turned out pretty good.

  3. Kim
    June 22, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Quote from Brian “He’s getting quite good at that.” I agree.

  4. Julie
    June 23, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    I cried to another one of your songs…

  5. Tom
    June 29, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Nice! And I thought the solo worked well. It was melodic and matched the mood of the song.

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