Released spring of 2006, â€œThis is Exactly What I Plannedâ€ is exactly what I planned: a mixture of styles and instruments that create a new twist on Rock nâ€™ Roll, and a CD that offers a different sound for each track.
Iâ€™ve had some congas for a couple years, and Iâ€™ve been exploring different patterns on them. One thing thatâ€™s cool is when I find a hip pattern and apply it to an instrument. Check out track 11 for that. I had also discovered the joys of an e-bow for the guitar solo, as well as lay down a ukulele rhythm track.
If you donâ€™t know what a hooter sounds like, check out tracks 2, 11, and 12. Itâ€™s actually called a melodica, and itâ€™s kind of like a harmonica. I always get strange looks when I pull this baby out at shows.
Iâ€™m in the 5th year of writing music for my current band, The Rob Hornfeck Enterprise, and I was finally able to figure how to mic a drum kit. Nate Panning gets to lay it down on most of these tunes, and he really gets to go crazy with percussion during track 6. Thereâ€™s about 6 tracks of him making all sorts of bings and bongs, and he even sings!
Track 9 was written in about 5 minutesâ€¦pure genius, eh?!?!
I had just picked a lap steel guitar during the recording of this disc, and they laid down the perfect parts to tracks 7 and 8.
I set out to write the ultimate party tune, and track 4 is the result. Put on our acid-wash jeans and tease your hair for this one. Bonus points if you still have a fringe-leather jacket!
Iâ€™m proud of the fact that wherever we perform track 12, the entire room falls silent and has a big smile by the end of the song.
I tackle a lot of styles on this disc, and I ran through quite a few emotions during the making of this: the highest of highs, the lowest of lows, and a few emotions that were just plain weird. You'll probably identify with a few, and others you may make you say, "huh?!?!?!".
I hope you enjoy the music!
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1. Live in a Dream
3. Captain's Log
4. Loosen Up
5. Macho Muchacho
6. Pancake Flipp;in' Woman
8. Turn to Blue
9. Pool Party