wow it's Jan 28/17 , I haven't been to this site for a long time ...I find it hard to edit .I'm working towards releasing
a new original songs album soon, lots of mixing to do ...still writing , wrote a song last night and will make a demo today
It's May 27/14 and my song is #181 on neil's site
Tonight is March 3/14 and it's # 40 [ highest so far ??']
It's Feb 25/14 and this song is #58 , I think thats the highest so far but I don't check it alot and they don't notify me.
It's Feb 17/14 and I went to Neil Young's "Living With War" site and my song "And the War Goes On " is listed at #559 out of 3590 ...it can be heard at soundcloud or at the link at the neil young site...... https://soundcloud.com/doug-voice/and-the-war-goes-on....
Jan 20/14. working hard mixing new songs I wrote for my next double album........ I was shooting for Jan 1/14 but won't make that goal ...hopefully by spring.....on the phone at lot getting bookings for the new year......my new grandson is 5 months old !!!
Jan 26/13.........I wrote a song on Jan 22/13 and recorded a demo of it last night . I haven't finalise a name for it just yet. I just got thru reading most of Neil Young's Bio : Waging Heavy Peace ......and i'm thinking that may have had an influence on me . I listened to alot of his music and jammed it back in the 1960's-1970's. I was feeling kinda down so decided to write to cheer myself up and it worked ......after i finished the demo last night I did feel better ...I think it's just an average song but that doesn't really matter . I used a drum machine for the demo and would like to hear it with a drummer sometime as well as other musicians playing on it . The lyrics are about seeing someone who makes you feel good.
JAN 3/12. I'M WORKING ON NEW ORIGINAL SONGS . I'VE RECORDED MOST OF THE DRUM TRACKS SO FAR. LOTS OF WORK TO DO IN MY HOME AUDIO LAB FOR 2012.
started a Blog at Blogger
Feb 17/11.....so I go to my email and I get an email from a guy who's in the number one position for Folk.Los Angeles ,CA on Reverbnation and he says '" Nice! Great passion in your songs Doug!!! .....John Revitte .......surprised me as I don't know him.....
feb 8/11 ..go to Reverbnation and download for FREE "you can't rush me " from my new album
FEB 1/11 your comments to " my guestbook" are always welcome.
Download a free song at https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/dougvoice3
Jan 18/11.. I got some new studio equipment and I'm learning how to use it. It's user friendly and I'll be able to record in a slightly different way .
Jan 1, 2011. My new album is released today ! 18 of my new original songs available at Amazon and iTunes.and other websites.
Dec 9/10 I 'm doing lots of Christmas gigs right now and I've had a number of Christmas dinners as they always want to feed me at these events. Love that white meat,cranberry sauce and dressing !
Nov. 24/10 .Just finished reading a book called" Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain" by Oliver Sacks. I found it very interesting as I play and sing for people in Hospitals,nursing homes and seniors retirement homes. The book covers how music affects people like those I see on a regular basis and I can see how they relate to music. Today I was at the Deer Lodge Center which is a hospital in Winnipeg.......good book **** out of *****.
Jan 2007 I bought my 1st Mac G4 computer and Pro Tools digi .001. This was my 1st real studio. I decided to stop recording in other peoples' studios as it was getting too expensive so I put my money into my own equipment and continued to learn how to use Pro Tools. I took a recording engineer course in 1997 and got a 95% at Sunshine Studios on Selkirk in Winnipeg. I have been in the studio recording as a musician many times so I had a good idea of how things worked. So in Jan 2011 it will have been 4 years! and I've done 4 albums.
nov.5/10 I'm on my way to a Xmas gig. I'm playing piano and singing for some folks who are having their Christmas party tonight.....so this will be my first one of the year....ho ho ho
. I'm getting read to release a new album, hopefully in November 2010, but it might be Jan.2011 as I've been running into some computer problems that have set me back. I placed 2 cd's at the Winnipeg library. and I've been shopping for websites to put the cd on .
Nov.1/10.. I uploaded 18 new songs to cdbaby and I'm waiting to hear back from them on this project....I have to ok the album tracks and distribution.
I have an instrumental album that I'm working on and hope to have that out soon as well. I have to decide on which tracks to include and how long some of the songs should be as well as an album cover and name.
I'm working on a new cover tune for my jazz show. It's called "As time goes by". I had to transpose it into a key that I think I can live with. I'll sing it "live" a few times and make adjustments from there.
When I get a chance I've been contacting music publishers to see if they will place any of my songs with recording artists. I have mailed some of my songs out and I got a call from one company. The A+R guy said he liked my voice and a song I wrote called "You Were There". He said he would refer it to another department at his company.