Peace Of My Mind by Fabulous FunkyBand/G.D. published on 2012/11/07 16:42:09 +0000 A track to meditate by! This track came to be as a result of an attempt to depict what it is like inside my music-cluttered mind. Rhythm and melody has been a constant companion to my every thought, cadence of movement and situation since I was a child. The basic session was recorded in a former guitar student's living room. I set up 2 mics and we jammed acoustic guitars for over 10 minutes. I pulled the juiciest section of 2 minutes and forty-four seconds and everything was finished by the end of the day. Mike mostly played harmonics and accents while I flowed first-position chords in the key of A minor - simple. Dr. Losey then added the sexy chanting in french that sounds like the wind. A couple hours later DeBraun Thomas, came to my home as I was listening back to the fresh session and I asked him to add some guitar and bluesy 'wailing' free form vocals. I added two acoustic and one electric guitar tracks for depth as well as bass for rhythm and depth. One of my favorite bands of the '70's was "Hot Tuna" with the great Jack Casady on bass. I tried to play as he would have with the deep tone and lead-like runs. The overall 'feel' of Peace Of My Mind was inspired by the great Blues "originator" Son House and his "John the Revelator" upon watching a YouTube video of Son House performing the song live on TV in the '60's. I loved soaked in the rawness of his performance, especially the clapping. It reminded me of my first musical experiences as a preschool-aged child. Had to do it!