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|Visit the Cast of Shadows Music Archive.||Here are a few songs I've
been working on lately. MIDI files with me playing guitar! Download
WinAmp, an MP3 Player. Windows Media Player 2 will also handle
send me e-mail
(please send $5 for the tape and shipping costs).
If you really love what you've heard so far and just have to have the real thing,
I have about 30 CD's left that I would be willing to sell for $15.
The CD has a booklet of all the lyrics and pictures of the band.
But, alas, all of this has fallen apart!
After Cast of Shadows I formed the band named Bottoms Up. We gigged around for about a year. I am currently band less and available for hire!
Ideally I'd like to join a working project because that's what I'm used to doing, but I've also entertained thoughts of joining or forming a band with competent musicians who wish to perform songs simply because they like the tunes. One thing that Cast of Shadows got wrapped up in is doing tunes for everybody else and not the members of Cast of Shadows. This made us bored with ourselves and I guess it shown through. Basically I'd like a band where if a song is disliked by any band member it's chucked. You only do the songs you really enjoy and you make the most of them - you have fun. This, of course, requires that everybody has somewhat similar tastes and/or is easy going.
I also sing but am more of a backup singer than a lead singer. I have good transportation, equipment and I've been around. I know theory but am not a reader. If you got something interesting then contact me at the addresses above.
Recently I've bought a Korg Pandora's box. It's a little headphone type amp and has some pretty cool tones. Living in an apartment doesn't make for the best of studios when trying to record guitar sounds, but this little guy records pretty well. So I hooked it up to my PC and fired up Cakewalk and recorded Cryin in the Rain from a MIDI file that Scott gave me. Luckily it was not to hard to get the non General MIDI MIDI file into GM format (or at least close). Added a little bass line for consistency. No vocals in this one.
Next we have Reelin
in the Years by Steely Dan.
I've always like the guitar on this one, especially the harmony guitar
parts. Now I can play both of them! For comparison purposes here's the
original MIDI file that I started with complete with cruddy MIDI guitars:
in the Years. Just added Boys
Are Back in Town by Thin Lizzy.