The Second coming of Fictiitious Optimism

  Well if you cannot afford to do it right the first time you can always do it again. And so the re-working of what will become "The Second coming of Fictiitious Optimism" has begun.

 The most important thing I have mentioned needing upgrading started with the upgrade from a song that was originally "Shoes" and then evolved into Hidden Answers and then again into "The Hidden Princess." Normally my songs would only have a small lyrical change however with this song the lyrics were completely re-written. This mostly had to do with the video. There was a vision for the video in Shoes where a politician meets a horrible end for not cleaning up the environment. But here in England I have often felt there is not really freedom of speech. So the lyrics started changing with the idea of the video. One thing I liked about this song is that it simply had a stronger rhythm than many of the other songs and I thought that perhaps made it more commercial. But still not having the massive commercial hit potential of "Down Into"

The music Projects ...

  The retail ready demo, the "Fictitious Optimism" CD from 2005 was a great big improvement from what was previously just one person on an acoustic guitar. It was not however what a big budget would have done, which would have resulted in better drums and better keyboard sounds {and someone else playing these instruments}. And so with the ability to add drums to the already laboriously worked out tempo tracks all of these songs are being upgraded.

 The first song to feature these new drums is the 2018 version of "The Hidden Princess." This is twice the song that "Shoes" was and also a big step up from the first reworking "Hidden Answers."

  Now making a larger step in improvements, I am now using celebrity performance samples to replace the drums {whenever possible}. The first song to use these is "Mountains" the newer version which is titled "Mountains thirty six and four fifths improved" this song uses the drum samples of Nick Mason best known for work with Pink Floyd and Sina-Drums, a rare internet success story and a YouTube star. There is a video available on YouTube.

 When I started with "Fictitious Optimism" the title track. I thought this was going to be a very commercial song. But it ended up being over 10 minutes long. I am still hoping the song might be used in some big movie, like at the end of the credits or maybe on one of those pre-movie animation beginnings or an animated short.

   The other CD to be titled "Besides the Optimism" will feature much more of the low-end vocals and while some people might prefer this, I thought "Fictitious Optimism" might be the more important recording for keeping the art alive, rather than having it buried by a low-end moody or bluesy sorts of pieces. Especially if one of those pieces were to become a hit.

  Update The hugely commercial potential song "Early Bird" features some low end vocals and this I plan on adding to The "Second coming of Fictitious Optimism" This song was composed around the drums of Mick Fleetwood {Fleetwood Mac} at the tempo they were recorded in.

   Even this late in the recording additional equipment for the surround sound mix and music videos and more is still required.

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 There are only 100 copies left of the original "Fictitious Optimism" CD {out of five thousand}

In addition to "The Second Coming of Fictitious Optimism"

There will also be "Besides the Optimism"

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