I saw this guy on stage in Nashville a few years ago performing with the Music Mafia and thought ,"Wow, I’d love to produce something for this artist!" I invited him to the studio, created a simple beat, and he “spit” these lyrics and left. I subsequently added the production elements. Never finished it but hey, here it is. What a poet, what a consciousness, what a talent!
Since 2005 or so when I recorded this, Dave has gone deeper in the music business side of things. Here’s an excerpt from an article written on him via Interscope Geffen A&M Records from Sept 2010: David Airaudi's main focus at Interscope Geffen A&M Records is translation - taking the ideas, insights and inspirations of the creative community in and around Interscope and rendering real businesses that can flourish in the modern music industry landscape.... David has sat at the forefront of change across Universal Music with deals ranging from Jay Z as Def Jam President to Lebron James "More Than a Game" film - from the creation of the industry's top joint venture (Aftermath, Octone), publishing and recording deals (Gwen, Gaga, U2, Eminem) to the non-traditional ventures (management, film and TV, social media, apparel, consumer electronics, etc.) that are defining the new model....
Many names, many talents: a gifted and skilled performer, dancer, choreographer, teacher. We heard about each other for years from mutual friends. Finally, we met when I returned to the Oregon Mountains, summer 2010. I recorded his acoustic guitar and vocals in the off-grid cabin on my laptop with an MBox ll and a USB cable. We had to take breaks to run the generator to recharge the computer. Way fun. Half of the track I produced in the cabin under candlelight and headphones, the last half I finished a year later in my Medford, Oregon studio, Zone 5. Fun project. My drum teacher, Theresa McCoy, played the cool timbale parts. I had the privilege to record them in her family recording studio, Oregon Sound Recording with Sean McCoy at the helm. Great talent and resources there in Southern Oregon. Enjoy.
Jaese Lecuyer: acoustic guitar, vocals Robin Mink: Electric guitar, synth, programming, engineer, producer Theresa McCoy: Timbales