Episode #187: Musical Interlude – Making “Memories of a Better Time” Part 3


This week, I’m finishing the last music track to accompany The Thirteenth Hour novella, Empty Hands, an introspective instrumental piece called “Memories of a Better Time.”  It fits in with a piece of the novella where the main character,  Logan, is thinking back to his childhood friend, Aurora.  It also has some similarities to the track “Empty Hands,” also for the novella, which we did in episode 175 and the same descending note progression that we used there as well as in the song “There’s a Wild Heart Beating.”  Today, we are adding the flute section.

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!

You can find more pictures and preview clips of “Arcade Days” on IG as well as this podcast’s FB page.

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.

between 2 worlds EP cover 2

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.

Check it out!

As always, thanks for listening!


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