Well...here we are at year end. 2008 was a good year filled with lots of fun and growth in many ways. It is a little tough to think about '08 right now since I have a major cold and am not thinking altogether as clearly as I'd like to. Nonetheless, I hope 2008 was good for you as well and I hope for a fantastic 2009. One of my New Year's Resolutions is to get back into the studio - really
get back in - and get some new music recorded to share with you here at Mark Harvey's World. I am also hoping to get back together with my buddy Jay and record some music and possibly play "live" again. +
So to end 2008 here is a FREE MP3 download of Fancy Fancy (here) (link disabled) taken from Rain Station's Fancy Fancy
CD. Music on this track is by me and lyrics and vocals by Jay Moores. This song was recorded in SF at the original Rain Station on my old Tascam 4-track.
There's a definite sadness to this track and it always makes me feel a little uneasy when I hear it. Yet, I keep playing it...over and over. Like this dis-ease is something that I need. Maybe it is because I am close enough to the subject matter to understand it more fully than most. Maybe it is because this track is from a period of my life that I would consider dark. Each time I hear it I can picture myself in the studio at the Rain Station - 45th and Lawton. Musty smell in our converted garage/studio space....black splatter backdrop hanging...work bench holding my 4-track...the feeling of being at the edge of the world...alone...in a fog...in the fog...
Please take a moment and let me know what you think of this track. Creating music is something that I enjoy doing for myself, but knowing that others are enjoying it fuels me and will keep me going in the coming New Year.
Thank you for reading my blog. I hope you will continue to do so as I enjoy sharing Mark Harvey's World with you.
Happy New Year!
Click here if you can't figure out where you're supposed to click to download the song. (link disabled)
(these pictures are -by the way- doctored...I have never looked like this or like any of the other doctored pix)
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