Episode #185: Musical Interlude – Making “Memories of a Better Time” Part 1
This week, I’m working on the last music track to accompany The Thirteenth Hour novella, Empty Hands, an introspective instrumental piece called “Memories of a Better Time,” which harkens to the love theme we made back in episode #120. It fits in with a piece of the novella where the main character, Logan, is thinking back to his childhood friend, Aurora. He isn’t terribly happy at this point in his life, as he is a reluctant soldier at best, though his time in the military gives him a window into a life that, as an orphan from a sleepy hunting and farming town without any resources or land of his own would have access to. This coming of age angst and ambivalence is what I was hoping to capture in the theme.
The novella the song will be embedded in is basically done in terms of its initial skeleton, though I’m putting the final edits on the first draft. The second draft is typically where I send portions out to other people for critique, so if you’d like to be a part of that, I’ll be sending out an email to the advance readers group on the mailing list (link below) soon. Much appreciated!
Speaking of music, if you haven’t checked out “Arcade Days,” the song and video Jeff Finley, Brent Simon, and I have been working on the past year, click on the link below to do so!
Between Two Worlds, the synth EP follow up to Long Ago Not So Far Away is now out for streaming on Bandcamp.
The bonus track, called “Flight of the Cloudrider” has a 80s movie mashup music video (see if you can identify all the movies!) which is available on youtube. This app was largely created with the iphone app Auxy.
Stay tuned. Follow along on Spotify! There is also a growing extended Thirteenth Hour playlist on Spotify with a growing number of retro 80s songs.
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