Right here is the second installment of "HAPPY BUMP DAY". I've been doing Bump Day now for the last 2 years straight--every Wednesday a new Bump Day is wished. The cover of this one comes from the first Bump Day I did out in the world. I was on my way to LA, or maybe it was San Francisco?.. But either way, I was driving through the desert and I made my way into the Joshua Tree area. I made some lefts and some rights and found a nice, hard dirt road that led to a medium-sized landing on which I could get down to business. I had a big plywood crate-like box stuffed into the trunk of my car and the rest was packed with speakers and assorted instruments. I remember now... I was heading up to San Francisco to host the 3rd installment of Bob Rabbit's "ART, COMPASSION, HUMANITY" event series, and so had all the gear I'd need to put the event on. It was a wonderful event with many good homies and loved ones. But back to the time in the desert... I had with me a DC inverter that I plugged into the power outlet of my 1999 Toyota Corolla, Sheila, and from it I ran an interface and computer charger. Using an SM7B I rummaged through the random piles of trash that surrounded the area and recorded some instrumentation from things like old cans, a garbage bin, and something else that eludes my memory now. There was an old chair out there and after setting up the camera and figuring out what to do on the acoustic guitar, I sat down to record and suddenly BANG BANG BANG .. BANG ... BANG BANG!!!! Some guys were firing guns about 20 yards away! I was spooked and froze up, hoping I wasn't hit, but soon enough realized what was going on and got back to playing. I laid down some bass and then some lead bass and got the remaining shots I needed to round out the video and was on my way. I found a Starbucks near by, chopped the video together and got it posted. Happy Bump Day! Here's the video:
All these tracks started as there own 30-45 second Bump Day and then was extended and lightly arranged to become what they are now. Again, as in the last case, these are not really beats nor are they songs... but still they have their moments if you are able to vibe with them.