Bangkok 4 Track: We are working to recover original Bangkok 4 track
recordings to remaster digitally. The songs are there, but
the audio quality is not: here's the original Bangkok 4
track mixdown to cassette of Dust on my Sheets:
We don't have a name for the
album yet, so send in your suggestions:
Best suggestion so far: Moaya
Paul Marshal on Michael Hedges: Segovia said there would be one who would
reinvent the instrument. In the words of William Ackerman,
"It was like watching the guitar being reinvented." I
had a similar experience in a Vancouver book store in 1984
hearing Aerial Boundaries for the first time.
New Album We'll be posting
some of the cuts and demos from the new album. There are many original pieces, some old and some
new, plus two covers: one from Bob Dylan and one
from the great Michael
laid back morning in Phatthaya. Perhaps the best time to be
Paul Marshal on
writing Hockey Night:
First, there was an Anaheim
playoff game a few years back that opened with Hells Bells
by AC/DC; smoke, lights, and that angry Duck logo; very
cool. Iíd been working on a riff that had a similar feel
just a few weeks earlier, so decided to use it here.
Second, I listened to theme
songs from lots of major sporting event shows, and decided
to go with a straight ahead 16 bar blues rock riff and
complementary vocal. I felt it best captured the excitement
and energy of a Hockey Night.
Finally, the guitar lead
was built backwards from the hook at the very end of the
solo. I came up with a modification to the standard D bend
to E A (in A) about 6 months ago that I was planning to use
in another song, but it fit so well at the end of the break,
I laid it in and worked backwards from there. Itís mainly
just standard blues riff stuff, but I do like the double
back scale just before the lick.
On writing the lyrics: the
first verse presents visual imagery from that Anaheim game.
In the second verse I worked with the rougher side of the
sport, drawing imagery from popular horror and mafia movies
(even a bit of West Side Story too). The final verse is
action on the ice: thereís a few shotís on goal, the puck
gets bogged down in the corner, and they break out with a
Cheers and thanks for the
Hockey Night and
Phatthaya Morning are available
through iTunes, Amazon, M-Box, etc.
Phatthaya Morning Picture:
The picture was
taken at 10pm outside our house on a Saturday night in
February; 10am Sunday
morning in Phatthaya. As Trink would write in the Nite
Owl: Nuff said.
Fine Line 68
The "68" in Fine Line 68
is because of the time signature, not because of a date.
Music News Etc:
Music is always in production for new Paul Marshal tunes. We'll have
first, so check back soon.
Notes: The instrumental version of
Hockey Night is used as the theme music for The Rock & Roll
Saturday Night on GIANT FM.