Gotta get back to your arms tonight with drums

Posted: April 25, 2020 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, music

Isn’t technology amazing?

My friend Dave Hatch is a drummer who has played on 50 or so of my recordings. He used to be my neighbour but now he lives in Melbourne.

I was talking to him the other day and said I wished he was still in Sydney so I could get him to play drums on my new songs. He said he had built a studio in his garage for teaching, recording, drinking beer etc. and if I sent him a song he’d record drums to it and send me back the drum tracks. Thanks Dave! I had a song I wrote and recorded a year or so ago that I always wanted to put drums on but never got it together.

So I emailed him an mp3 of the song and he recorded drums to it and dropboxed me the .wav files! I could then mix it and put it on YouTube.

It’s a virtual band consisting of me, me, me, me and my mate Dave in Melbourne. All done with social distancing (except me, me, me and me were often in the same room together).

Old Man Crow

  1. Nancy says:

    Isn’t it amazing?!

  2. shiborigirl says:

    living here in a house of percussionists, i get it.

  3. deemallon says:

    He is a romantic, like you. And yes the technology feels lifesaving right now.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Dee))) the technology is great when it works but our government really shortchanged us here in Australia by rolling out fibre optic cables for the National Broadband but then connected it to the old copper wires to our homes. We have slower internet here in Sydney, a city of 5 million people than our friend who lives on a farm in Thailand & the folk living out in the bush have to use satellite which is even slower!

      • deemallon says:

        Ooh that stinks. And we all are complaining cause downloads are a little slower cause of pandemic stay-at-home usage.

        • Mo Crow says:

          in the afternoons there’s no point in even trying to connect the system gets overloaded and crashes, right when we all need stable fast connections… grrrr… this was a deal done by our government kow-towing to Murdoch and Fox!

  4. ravenandsparrow says:

    Oh I love it! The song is one of my favorites and the drums sound wonderful.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Dana))) I love this song and it is even more poignant as it was written in memory of Rod riding his Ducati up the coast to visit his girlfriend Julie back in the mid 70’s when she was living in Nimbin and he was working as a psychiatric nurse here in Sydney.

  5. Marti says:

    What an upbeat result re social distancing; there is always something about Old Man Crow’s singing and guitar playing that is such a buzz…I don’t know much about this kind of technology but adding the drums is so cool. Thanks Rod for posting this here tonight, (Friday in New Mexico) This was a great way to end these past five days, kind of like being able to go out to a club on Friday night…although I must admit that it has been many years since we have done that!

  6. Liz A says:

    my feet were tapping and swinging from the very beginning … but I loved the layering of sound as the song progressed … OMC OMC OMC OMC and Dave’s drums … awesome!

  7. jude says:

    technology can be a good friend… love it!

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Jude))) love how this 21st C gives us the freedom to record and produce the music & scan the art to make into books, the stuff of dreams last century!

  8. grace says:

    old Man…you really got it goin on. The Drums, yes!

  9. Rod Crow says:

    Thanks for all the encouraging words folks. Makes me feel I’m not just doing it in a vacuum. It’s especially nice to think of people on the other side of the world dancing to music I wrote! I’d better write another song and send it down to Dave the drummer. Now let’s see …

  10. Saskia van Herwaarden says:

    thank you for this:-)

  11. Hazel says:

    Dear Rod, Thank you, you, you, you, and Dave for this!

  12. Barry says:

    MC – an amazing world we live in; and amazing generosity. Go well. B

  13. Acey says:

    I really love the way musicians and other artists are finding ways to carry on with their groove.

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