The second leg of the America the Dead series; Alabama Island. When the survivors in Glennville discovered one another they began to do the same things survivors all over the world were doing; search for other survivors and better circumstances. This series follows the Glennville survivors as they first find one another, and then set out to find others… This series will be uploaded every Wednesday. Remember to like and subscribe, click notifications, so you never miss an episode, Dell…
The Second Alabama Island episode in the America the Dead series. Glennville is a small city located in the northern area of the state of New York. The earthquakes were not as devastating there as some places, but the loss of life is still enormous. This episode focuses on the main characters who have not yet found one another, and the trials they have been through in the first days…
Premiers Jan 21, 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4mbi_UFDyo
Rode The Limited words and music Dell Sweet
Rode the limited was a song I wrote about a train ride I took in the early nineties from Alabama to New York. It was an awesome experience and the song is pretty much a microcosm of the trip. There was much more, but the song was already too long so I centered on the things that will probably be with me for life.
The rhythm is finger picked, so it may sound a little odd to you. I play all of my own instruments and I layer the instruments to put the band together.
That is kind of strange since I have a musical family, it’s just that none of us have been able to get together to do something like this. I would love to some day, but chances are I would still run it through my DAW because I would still want to play with the sound.
I use LMMS for a DAW. I use Audacity to record raw tracks and I have it packed with several hundred FX I have collected over the years. I have two mics on booms, and all the live stuff is piped through an 8 channel EQ with phantom power for the mics.
LMMS. Click the image to go to their site or download
Audacity. Click the image to visit their site or download
The drums come from Hydrogen or a program called Chord Pulse. Both are awesome. I write the music out, Chord Pulse can then assemble a band to play it. I record that to a raw MIDI file and both LMMS and Hydrogen Drum Machine can use that information to assemble the music.
Hydrogen Drum Machine. Click to visit their site or download
Chord Pulse. Click to visit their site or download
At that point I can change any of those MIDI tracks into anything I want. A guitar to organ? Can do. Piano keyboard to a drum beat? Yes. It is awesome, and sometimes I have to stop myself or I’ll spend months putting together a song like I did with A Minor or War at Home.
Hope you enjoy the song…
A cover of a song I really like, What if God was one of us. I like it because it points out that we are all the same on a certain level. Next time I’ll upload some original music…
Episode five of the popular America the Dead series, finds the survivors beginning to come together, trust, at least those they have decided to add to their group. The small group of survivors begins to make plans for the short term, find a vehicle that will start, get weapons for protection, and fortify the cave they are living in. But, they may be trouble brewing the small group. The world has changed in significant ways in just a few days, and some survivors don’t see eye to eye…
Premiering now, the first episode in the America the Dead Alabama Island series.In the small northern New York town of Glennville the damage from earthquakes is less and more have survived.
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The fourth episode in this podcast that centers on a group of survivors of a near extinction event. The survivors are becoming more aware of just how bad things are, and they are beginning to work harder at finding others, coming together for both protection and comfort. In the old world it was sometimes hard to find time for themselves, now they have too much time alone, and need others more than they ever did in the old world…
Episode three of the weekly series. The meteor that was to miss Earth came a little too close and caused a bad situation to become worse. There is little left of the world that is safe, familiar. Those who have survived are unsure what has happened. No news sources, no internet, few neighbors, and even those who have friends and neighbors nearby know no more than the rest of the survivors. For now, it isn’t clear what is left, who is in charge of it, and when, or if America will ever be the same…
Zombie Fall: Geo lived alone outside the small city of Watertown. In early fall things began to get weird, dead crows, something was living in the barn, he just couldn’t catch it to see what it was. Strange noises in the night, and then one day the young woman who helped him do his shopping crashes her car into his porch and tells him the world has gone to hell. The streets of the city are deserted. There are no cops patrolling any longer, the few people on the street seem strange, something is wrong with them.: In fact something seems to be wrong with the entire world… This is the first in a series of my short stories I will publish on YouTube. Narrated in my own voice. Available each Friday. Subscribe and follow to get notifications when new stories are uploaded!