This snapped me out of my recent funk

I guess I will start off by saying that “Little Wing”, despite my typical disinterest in learning other people’s music, has been something I’ve tried to play, close to what the man did himself, for many, many years. I would dig into it at random points, eventually get frustrated (my tiny hands don’t help), and either move on or put the guitar down for a while. Lately, I haven’t even felt the desire to even see a guitar let alone play one. Eventually I came to realize that nobody plays “Little Wing” exactly like Jimi did - how could they? And I’ve watched them all - including Tim Pierce. So, I found myself in a slump and on a slow rebound from my recent “poor me” moment, and then I stumbled on this…

And that wasn’t all. Of course I had to dig into this guy, Marco Parisi, a bit out of amazement, inspiration, and shock. So I found this…

Then I came to find him doing a call and return with a guitar player where Marco would immediately play what the guitar did just before. I was already totally blown away before, and this just put the cherry on top. Marco Parisi is just one of those guys. A fucking musical savant to me. Coming on the heels of feeling excited and inspired to work on my ears, as well as my chops, came a sense of dread that I could never get my ears trained like his (something I’ve always struggled with), or even become that comfortable with my instrument. I was letting my own negative thinking back into my own head and shutting it all down. But then I realized it’s more about the journey and not the destination - because, in the end, even for a guy like Marco, you can always get better or learn more.

Wylds "Slow Times"

This is a work-in-progress for the next Wylds release later this year (some time this Fall). “Slow Times” was another one born by accident as I was playing around with very wet spring reverb. As it stands currently it requires more work. For one, the drums are mixed a bit too wide (floor tom mainly) and I need to do a second guitar part to replace the last part’s ‘lead’. I left ample space as I have some vocals written that I am going to try.

Not done tracking for it, not mixed and edited proper, not mastered - not final.

For the remainder of the summer, and since I just pushed out cos’ Hollow, and due to the heat and disgusting humidity here, I will not be working on anything for the duration of summer.

circle of sharks update///

A new cos EP is currently being mixed. The EP will be comprised of six tracks, some new and a few older, and will be available this summer (2019).

Remixing of some older published tracks is still underway, but the EP above takes priority, as does new content for Wylds and Broken Empire. This hodgepodge remix/remaster album should be available next year if my current pace remains unbroken.