Christmas Land

 

I was at a point in my life when the feeling one gets from the Christmas Season begins to fade. So i decided to write a set of Christmas songs with my friend Joey Grijalva. We called our Christmas Album Moon Christmas.

The working title for this song was Christmas Land, looking back I probably should have called this Christmas Show. My original intent when writing this song was to make a story about remembering and hanging on to the good parts of Christmas. To sort of go back to that person you were when you really loved the Christmas holiday

As far as I remember, I composed this in Studio Visions. Brought in Joey Grijalva and John Horne to record with me (on drums). The wonderful backing vocals are Julie Van Duren.

This song was recorded in my (home studio) garage, on a Akai MG1214 aka Akai 12 track.. I used a old studiomaster mixing board (I bought off Chad or John Wackerman), Studio Visions DAW, Quadra 650, assorted 421, 414, sony, and Shure mics, alesis compressors, timecode machine, assorted keyboards, and spx90’s.

The cover photo was Dave Sparks. Im pretty sure I laid out the cassette sleeve via Pagemaker. We had this album pressed at Rainbow Records.

 

2 Replies to “Christmas Land”

  1. Hi Ken,
    Do you still teach and do drum lessons? I studied with you years ago. You were an excellent teacher. Just curious, I’m looking for specializing in hand technique and mechanics.

    1. Hi Fred, I remember you. You were very young when you took lesson from me and you were a very serious drummer. I still give private lessons and I will email you my contact info so we can get back in touch.

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