I tweaked my blog post about helping my friend, singer-songwriter Christian Beach make music videos during COVID-19 quarantine for publication in New Jersey Stage magazine. The article appears in the latest issue (No. 71). Check it out!
I have been pretty obsessed with the electronic, instrumental music featured during the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games, especially the brilliant “And I Will Kiss” by Underworld (see video below), and it has rekindled my interest in the genre.
Back in the early 1990s, when I was part of a techno-industrial-rap project with my friend Christian Beach, we wrote something that I believe we were calling “Why Can’t We Live as One?” at the time. The original intent was to have rap vocals accompany the music, but what we got around to recording actually provides the foundation for a pretty cool instrumental track.
Anyway, here is the original instrumental version of “Why Can’t We Live as One?”
And below is a new version of the track that I recorded last weekend with GarageBand on my Mac…
And here is the reason for my renewed interest in electronic, instrumental music…all 17 minutes, 16 seconds of it…