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New MP3: "Border Blaster"

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New MP3: "Border Blaster"

Posted on Mon, Feb 23, 2009

I've been wanting to write a song about immigration for years, but I could never figure out how to tackle it. I finally got my thoughts down on paper and said exactly what I wanted to say. Enjoy.

Border Blaster: (MP3, Lyrics, Share)

Production Notes:

Simple arrangement here - just vocals, acoustic (in mono, for a sparser sound), a cello, and an electric (direct in, through Guitar Rig 3 for now). I'm using the stock preamps on my Onyx 400F for this, since my Aphex 1100 has been doing some annoying crackling on note fade-outs.

   Discussion: New MP3: "Border Blaster"
Bee (anon) · 7 years, 9 months ago
I've really been enjoying everything you've been putting out lately, but in my opinion anyway, this might be the best song you've ever written. The lyrics are powerful without being overbearing or "preachy," and the light arrangement is really effective. Amazing work.
Nick S (anon) · 7 years, 9 months ago
This song is really stunning. The lyrics are beautiful and the sparse arrangement complements them perfectly. You are an exceptional lyricist and musician.
Derek (anon) · 7 years, 9 months ago
Your songs just keep getting better and better! Keep the up the great work!
HervĂ© (anon) · 7 years, 8 months ago
Always so glad to listen one of your new songs!!!! Tout est juste parfait... Continues!!! We love it... /-)
Jamie Dull (anon) · 7 years, 8 months ago
"I'm an overflow man in this melting pot nation." How in the Hell do you come up with these amazing lyrics? Also, dude... where in God's name did you get this acoustic tone? Sweet Jesus! Epic.
Josh Woodward Back · 7 years, 8 months ago
I've been paying overtime to my 1,000 monkeys on 1,000 typewriters, and I have to say, it's been worth it.

The acoustic was just the typical mic (AKG C414) on the 12th fret a foot or two back. Every now and then I get lucky and have it at just the right spot.

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