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My Newest Recording – Playground Days

August 27th, 2010 . by Alexander Fisher

My Ludwig's One day I was being nostalgic and started thinking about being in elementary school. I wrote this song about being on that playground, but also about coming back from summer vacation and being with all the other kids, most that I hadn’t seen for a few months. It was always the old gang plus whoever moved into town minus those that had moved out. You never really knew who you had seen for the last time or the first time until the bell rang for recess on that first day.

“Playground Days”

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I have posted this song before, but this is a new mix with some new sounds.

I can’t remember when I wrote this. I can’t tell you if any of the tracks were originally analog or not. If there were any, the analog tracks were originally recorded on a Yamaha MT-100 II 4 track cassette recorder using high speed (3.75 IPS) and dbx noise reduction. I know some were recorded on my Fostex VF-16 digital multi-track. I’d suspect they are all digital.

I think the acoustic guitar I played was a Takamine. I played electric guitar on a Fender Stratocaster and maybe an Ibanez Les Paul (?). The bass was a Rickenbacker 4001. The cymbals, plus some analog editing are from the original recording using my Dr. Rhythm drum machine sounds using a Yamaha MIDI drum pad. I recorded some more cymbals recently using my Zildjian ride cymbal. Because of my ankle injury, I had to add the drum parts on a Yamaha MIDI drum pad, and a Roland Octapad using Session Drummer 3 software.

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