Seven 9s and 10s

Long As I Can See The Light

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Chronicle, Vol. 1

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Long As I Can See The Light

Pack my bag and let’s get movin’,
'Cause I'm bound to drift a while.
While I’m gone, gone,
You don’t have to worry, no,
Long as I can see the light.

Best song that shuffled up on my drive home.

Susie Q


40 in 40

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Susie Q (steelopus cover)

So, despite some positive feedback (thank you!), I wasn’t all that pleased with yesterday’s song; it was honestly my worst performance of the entire project. I spent a large portion of the day doubting myself and stressing out because I knew I’d be at work until after 8pm, leaving me very little time for recording (and obviously no dinner, duh!). Adding to the stress was the fact that I had basically run out of songs on my to-do list so I truly had nothing prepared.

On the drive home I reminded myself of something I learned early in the project: know your strengths and your weaknesses. Adapting Eastern-influenced female voiced electronic music is clearly not my strength. What is? Blues-based rock and roll. That is what I do best. I effortlessly learned this and banged out all the parts in just 2 hours, and almost 1 hour of that was spent mixing.

Needless to say, I feel much better today.

(36 down. 4 to go.)

I Heard It Through The Grapevine

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Cosmo's Factory

Creedence Clearwater Revival - I Heard It Through The Grapevine

Eleven minutes! The groove and the jam are just phenomenal. At no point during this recording do you ever feel like it’s too long. ELEVEN. MINUTES.

Please add “Visit the studio while CCR was recording this song” to someplace near the top of the list of things I’ll do when I get my first time machine.



CCR is one of the most underrated bands of all time.  Sure, they were plenty popular with plenty of hits, but they’re rarely mentioned in conversations about “best bands of all time.”

While they didn’t have the spark nor the flash of some more discussed bands of the era, few others possessed as much fire.  Fogerty’s voice could ignite a pile of damp wood.