By Farrell Jackson, 2018-09-29
It's a real bummer to hear of Marty Balin's passing at 76 years old..........The Jefferson Airplane, Marty and the S.F. music scene were very influential on my early musical development. I still listen to Surrealistic Pillow to this day. I saw them in concert at The Fillmore West in the 70's. Marty and the band definitely lived by the rock mantra of "Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n Roll". RIP in the great psychedelic sky Marty..........
The memory of Jefferson Airplane in concert was the catalyst for my song San Francisco Daze. Here's one for you...RIP Marty.
By Farrell Jackson, 2017-10-27
I've been thinking about the song reviews I do at Mixposure. If you've heard the songs I write and the collaborations I get involved with, you'll most likely agree that my interest in music styles and genres varies greatly. So it follows the same road when I choose songs to review. On average, I review approximately 1.1 songs a day according the Mixposure statistics that are shown on the Community/New Songs pages. That's not an extraordinary amount by no means but do know that I listen to many more songs than that.
If I hear something in a song I like then I'll leave a comment......if I don't, I won't. The comment/s might be just a few words or a more detailed analysis of what I like about the song. I believe artists appreciate even a comment like "good song!". It let's them know someone is listening to their creativity and hard work it took to take a song from nothing and to the point of posting it up.
I suppose the real reason I'm writing this blog is to let you know if you get a comment from me, however slight, it's an honest comment. I'm not shining you on or trying to boost my review numbers. There's nothing to gain by doing that. I'm leaving the words because something in your song caught my ear, struck a note, and made me feel. I think/hope you would like to know your effort paid off and hasn't fallen by the wayside....even if it's just a micro encouragement from someone you don't even know.
My ramble for this morning...............I need to back off the caffeine...........
By Farrell Jackson, 2015-10-10
Cooter sent me a private message while in the chat room at Mixposure Radio to see if I was interested in creating music for some words he had. The lyric was excellent so I went to work on the music. The song started to grow from there. As it progressed I realized it needed some help from musical friends to reach the full potential I was hearing my head. David C. Deal did some fantastic work on the cello, violins, organ and piano. Buddrumming recording the perfect drum track and created a nice poster ad for it. The song is now complete and time to post up. A great collaboration and a huge thank you to all involved!
Farrell and Cooter
By Farrell Jackson, 2015-05-28
I had recorded this as a mono acoustic/vocal scratch track to save the idea and to help generate some production thoughts. I liked the first take so I decided to stay with my original mono acoustic/vocal track and just use it as the base to build the song around. I wrote this for the proposed "anything haunted" Mixposure song contest but that seems to have dissipated like a ghostly apparition so I'm posting it up now. I hope you like it!
By Farrell Jackson, 2014-09-22
Gary Carciello - music ie. keys, drums, bass, guitars, and mixing/production.
Farrell Jackson - All vocals, lyric, melody, mid guitar solo, and mixing/production.
By Farrell Jackson, 2014-08-22
A big thank you to Frank for some fine piano and drums work.
By Farrell Jackson, 2014-07-31
This is a collaboration between Finn (Auto Pilot) and myself for the SSTM. Finn did all the music and I did the lyric and vocals.
Finn's guitar absolutely rocks the house in this song!
By Farrell Jackson, 2014-05-25
Your Time Is Gonna Come (J.Page, J.P. Jones, R.Plant)
HFA Mechanical License # 1194791483
I decided to do a cover of this Led Zeppelin song but to do it my way. I didn't want to stray too far from the original but I needed to make it my own. I wanted it in the acoustic genre but also wanted to rock it up a bit. So, as I often do, I enlisted a little help from my musical Mixposure friends. I want to sincerely thank Bud and Scott for helping bring this song to life and for helping me hit my vision.
Buddruming - Drums, percussions, and song poster design.
Scott Macleod - Fret-less bass and electric slide guitar.
Farrell Jackson - All vocals, acoustic guitar, and acoustic outro lead.
We hope you like it!