The good folks at the RPM Challenge came up with a year round game for us to play. Record Every Month. One song each month. I’m game, but I don’t think I’ll stick to just one. I was trying to get 10 done in March 2021 but here I am on the 31st posting song #1. I have three more ready to mix. That’ll do.

Gear wise I’m playing around again. I brought back my Fender Bassbreaker 18/30 amp which is miles too loud to play at home. I bypassed the internal speakers in favor of a little 1x12 cabinet. That lets me put an attenuator into the speaker path and crank the amp without blowing the roof off of my house.

All of the guitar parts are my Gibson Les Paul Custom. The rhythm used a crybaby wah and the 18/30 on the 30 watt channel with a Carl’s Custom Guitars Speaker Soak taming the volume. The leads are the same setup with a Chicago Stompworks Mr Vermin and a Ryra The Klone.

I try to do what’s right
Stepping in to the light

Verse 1

no matter
the trouble
awaits you

Verse 2

It’s simple
its willful
its skillful
a symbol

Bridge (twice)
who gets to name the answer
who gets a say at all

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    • 109 bpm
    • Key: Em
    • Methuen, United States
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