I'm starting to write new Blues songs. As the year progresses I plan to write and create more. Things have changed over the years with songwriting tools and technology. Last night I introduced you all to my QY 100 machine. A music sequencer put out by Yamaha back in the 90’s. I've used several of them in the past. This is my third one. What I like about it is that it is portable. It gives me the ability to scratchpad ideas. I was wanting to use it with a new approach. It has a lot of phrases built into patterns and sequences. I was going through the machine library searching for sounds. It reminded me of how cheesy music has become. A problem with music nowadays is these machines have gotten between the music and the people. I don't want that to happen in my records. The more I played with it the more the machine got in the way of what I want to say. On this next album I want to involve humans. Hire musicians and actually let live people play. The music will be better that way. The machine can help as a scratch pad and provide practice material. It's an easy way to make backing tracks. So I'll use it for that and other things but I already know the machine's is getting in my way.
I don't want anything to get in the way of my music. I'd love from the heart to the heart music again. The way music used to sound before machines took over. Wouldn't you like to hear music like that again ?