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Suburban Sweetheart

Cover of the Josh Rouse tune “Suburban Sweetheart” I did on logic.

 

“Suburban Sweeheart” Lyrics by Josh Rouse

Got a gift, hesitate
Never make the same mistakes
If you could only see the person
If you could only reach the man yeah

We could move back to the suburbs
Rent a house, change our name
If you could only find a purpose
If you could only stay the same yeah

Sweetheart
Sweetheart
Sweetheart
I could help you open and unfurl

Shut up and listen
Shut up, you talk too much
You’re my source for inspiration
You’re my hopes for retire

I plan a trip, get away
Never make the same mistakes
If you could only be a person
If I could only be a man

Sweetheart
Sweetheart
Sweetheart
I could help you open and unfurl
And unfurl
And unfurl

Song Produced Entirely on iPad: “Kuzbass”

Hey, I really love working with Garageband on the iPad. I think it’s a revolution. It’s so intuitive, unintimidating, and most importantly fun! Of course, it still has a way to go to be a “professional” production device, but I feel that is coming in years to come, and as you can hear this production sounds pretty good! And this was done on an iPad1 along with merely singing into that little pinhole mic. Other than that all the instruments were just “smart” instruments played entirely on the iPad. Hope you enjoy. This song is called “Kuzbass” by Josh Rouse that I covered.

My First New iPad 1080p Video

Well, except I cut my head off, but I guess you can see the guitar clearly! If you have enough bandwidth you can select the HD option for viewing, although Youtube apparently just supports 720p? I thought it went up to 1080p. Did I really shot this in 1080 or is that something you have to select on the new iPad? I’m performing “Kuzbass” by Josh Rouse. I guess I should print the lyrics because I couldn’t find them anywhere on the internet.

 

Kuzbass – Josh Rouse – Lyrics

I got so tired
didn’t have the heart to say
Woke up side my skin and
Couldn’t find the cap to slap back in
Couldn’t see past
Pretending that I’m ok
Cuz I got so tired

I could walk a thousand miles
Never see your soul and aim for north
I could walk a thousand miles
All that remains is on that track
Like the cold
Cold from the Kuzbass…

I’ve killed memories of people we know
Got a lot of things I
Things I would like to show
But I know that it’s wrong and
Cuz things seem very cold
Out here where it’s older

I could walk a thousand miles
Never see your soul and aim for north
I could walk a thousand miles
Disappear into the black
I could walk a thousand miles
Never see a soul and aim for north
I could walk a thousand miles
All that remains is on that track
Like the cold
Cold from the Kuzbass…
Cold from the Kuzbass…

New Song: “Keeping By the Only Way”

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Iphone/Ipad/Download Link

When Google Music was announced last Wednesday, and they introduced they’re new “Artist Hub,” it motivated me so much that I did this song in one day, thinking I would upload it to the store the next day. I still haven’t done that because I keep wanting to re-mix and master it. Or maybe send it along with another song which would be a “B” side to a professional Mastering Engineer. Hope you like it.

 

A New Original Song “Silent Serenade”

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“Silent Serenade”

Lyrics and Music Stephen Pickering – Creative Commons 2011

All is calm
I can’t go on
Leaving love behind
In the still summer night

There’s a pain over there
That the rain won’t spare
And a piece of the sky
That my heart wants to climb

Chorus:

It’s been a while
It’s been a long one
Since we’ve been apart

I could’ve sworn the pieces had fallen
Leaving motionless the stars

But I know there’ll come a day
for our silent serenade.

Here comes May
The Sun after the rain
We swim through flowers all day
And found a bower to lay

You’ve got your call
Feels as cold as rain in the fall
Where’s the peace of the night
Where our love used to hide?

There’s a thief who stole
All the diamonds and gold
Where the soul used to hide
When I had you by my side

Chorus 2:

It’s been a while
It’s been a long one
Since you’ve been a apart
They could’ve made up the same lines
A little closer to the heart
I would’ve shown what I made
In this silent serenade.

Creative Commons 2011 – Stephen Pickering

World – Music Video Cover of a Paz Suay Song

This is a cover of a song by Paz Suay, Josh Rouse’s wife, called “World”. I was actually recording into that little mic you can see on top of that candle, a Zoom H2. Then I took that recording into Logic and put some rudimentary drums, bongos, piano, and vibraphone onto the mix. Then I had to sync the video up with the audio in iMovie (No easy task!) But the Zoom gets a pretty nice “room” sound, and overall I think it gives the video a little life and “punch.” Hope you enjoy!