Red Moon (aka Isla)
I made key progress today with “Isla”. The lyrics that I have been waiting for patiently came to me. I have a second verse and a second pre-chorus with lyrics that flow nicely. Working on the melody with the new lyrics before I record but now my voice is tired so no recording tonight.
With the new lyrics I have decided to officially call this song Red Moon. Don’t get thrown by the title… this is actually a love song.
The Reclamation Of An Ibanez RG550.
Thanks to Perry Colomb for sending in these fascinating before and after shots of what we’d bet was more than just a couple of hours work!
"Not sure if this counts as porn, but it does for me! This is my HEAVILY modified Ibanez RG550…I filled the single coil cavity and the front electronic cavity, added koa veneer, routed for and applied cream binding. Then sprayed amber and medium brown nitro cellulose lacquer to finish. The electronics include an active EMG-81 for bridge and a passive Dimarzio Evo in the neck with an EMG PA-2 powering the passive, plus a three way switch…a new Schaller tremolo with an upgraded brass block. This guitar started life as a somewhat beat up ebay find, but this is what I ended up with."
This is my music blog…
A place to collectively share, the music of Joseph~Mary. A place to connect a bit with interesting imagery, with bands we like, and with all things we like (food, faces, art, people, ideology, faith, love, hope) etc.
Is that what blogging is?
I don’t know. So whatever it is I share what is connected to me - Joseph.
I am a singer/songwriter out of San Jose CA.
Without much success I have been trying to put the right combination of musicians together to form a band. I have concluded putting a band together is probably one of the most difficult things to accomplish and then for that band to be successful is the next difficult thing to achieve… but I am determined. I am not afraid of failure and I am not alone.
Joseph~Mary isn’t a band (at this time anyway)
It is simply my musical face and how I showcase myself as a singer/musician. So 99% of what you hear in my music is composed/performed/recorded by me at home. No big name studios, no big name producer or label. Just the gift given to me and the One who provided it on these recordings. If the music ever makes a connection with other musicians who catch the vision then it will become either part of a band with it’s own identity or emerge as Joseph~Mary the band.
Who can catch this vision?
Listen to my music and that might answer that question. I am looking for my musical partners who are driven to make a connection with music.