Hi IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m Don, Living Beings are, Don Bishop and Marty Splawn. We have finally finished recording a new Album. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s called Living Beings Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Climate Control. It has taken almost a year and a half of Thursdays, but the recording is finally done. This is kind of a Studio Project - Album. There are only two of us, so it would be kind of hard for us to play live right now. But if people like our songs and I can find band members to play MartyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s music, who knowsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ Marty plays all the instruments and composed the music for the songs. And I wrote all the lyrics, except on Is it True Lord, which was a Poem written by Kristina Hensley. Marty played and recorded the music and recorded my vocals and we mixed and remixed the songs together, except for a couple of little changes I made on my computer after I got them home;) DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t tell Marty! Just kidding, he knows:)
Marty and I have worked together since about 1997 on and off. We have done several different styles of music, from 60Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s - 70Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s - 80Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s - 90Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s Rock & Roll, to almost Rockabilly to almost Metal:) Including a couple of acoustic songs. Our first set of songs are on the DonSongs Album. You can go to DonSongs.com to check them out and download them too. I have really enjoyed our sessions and hope you enjoy the songs we came up with too. Marty has been playing music since he was a teenager and teaches guitar, bass and drum lessons. I am pretty much a late bloomer. I always wanted to write and sing, but I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think I had the talent and thought I was too shy to sing in front of people when I was younger. Now I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t care, I just want to make music!:) I almost had a real band going back in about 95Ã¢â‚¬â„¢. We practiced every week for about 6 months, but we never played out. Everyone got married and busy, so now thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just no time for them. I on the other hand have allot of time, and would still love to start a Ã¢â‚¬Å“real bandÃ¢â‚¬Â. Right now though, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m just really glad to have been able to record these songs and realize some of my dream:)
I can't really play any instruments. But I do like to Play with my guitar:) I have an Epiphone Basher and my Efx unit is a Behringer Vamp 2. On the Albums I leave the guitar work to the Pros like Marty. But at home when no one else is listening. I like to occasionally make some noise with my Guitar. I recorded some of it and that's when I realized that it would be fun to try and make some loops that I could use later with the old Acid Music Program CD that another friend gave me. Maybe even make some complete songs too. So, although I mixed live bands for over 12 years. And even worked in a Dance Club with real DJ's. I am new to mixing with loops. The Acid Music CD that I have is so old that it has to run on Win 95!:O I have one old PC with Win 95 setting around, so I loaded it up and it actually works great!:) So, here I go....
You can download Both of our Albums DonSongs and Living beings Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Climate Control for free on my Web Site. The links are below... Hope You like our Songs:)
Check out my Web Pages and BlogÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s too...
The Living Beings Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Climate Control Album is Done!:) We just finished recording our New Album! You can Download the whole Album Free! http://bishopco.com/LivingBeings/LivingBeings-ClimateControl-mp3.html
And hereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s an alternative download site that also has smaller 64Kbps M3U versions for Dialup connections and it has Streams of the complete album too if you just want to listen online without saving the MP3Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s.
My Living Beings Blog has some MP3 Song clips from our Living Beings - Climate Control album. Also, I put up some of my favorite PicÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s.
Don's Home Page DonSongs
DonSongs! Download the whole album in MP3's! Pages of my Songs, Poems and PicÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s of me and friends:>)
www.DonSongs.com And hereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s an alternative download site that also has smaller 64Kbps M3U versions for Dialup connections and it has Streams of the complete album too if you just want to listen online without saving the MP3Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s. http://www.archive.org/details/DonBishopDonSongs002
DonSongs! Download the whole album in MP3's! This is a Collection of Songs written & Sung by Don Bishop from 01-1991 to 03-2002.
Our new Album Living Beings - Climate Control was recorded on a Multi -Track Mac system, but I can't remember the name of the software:O I have used Gold Wave since Windows 3.11 and the Win 98 version still works on Win XP. I just started leaning Acid Music the Win 95 version. And on Linux I use Dyne Bolic the Linux Audio - Video Distro with many great AV Apps and Blag Linux with Audacity and many more Open Source Apps which I am trying out for the first time now...
Acid Music is on a 100mz PC with only 64mb of ram (works great, believe it or not!:) Dyne Bolic, Blag Linux with Audacity and many more Open Source Apps on a P4, 2.4Ghz, with 896mb of memory. All music by Marty Splawn on Living Beings Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Climate Control album. Guitars, Bass and Drums (drums are electronic). Recording done on a Mac, with a Mackie 32x8 Mixing Board. Mic's, Sure SM57 & SM58's for instruments, along with some good Condenser Mic's for Vocals (can't remember the vocal mic brands).
Sarah Masen - Carry us Through & The dream Life of Angels, Star Flyer 59 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ all of their albums!:), The Benjamine Gate Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Contact, Stavesacre, Nailed Promise (band I mixed for), Travail (band I mixed for), Embodiment (band I mixed for), 89.7 Power FM Ã¢â‚¬â€œ our local Christian Rock Radio Station in Dallas TX, Shoutcast Net Radio stations like, Troyka - Real Christian Rock and a bunch more other great ones there.
Blood Good, White Cross, The Choir, MATW, Glisten, Starflyer 59, Morillas Forest, Tourniquet, Deliverance, Sacred Warrior, Mortification, Living Sacrifice, Six Feet Deep, Nailed Promise, Embodiment, Travail, Stavesacre, Rez Band, Petra, The Choir, Sixpence None The Richer, Raspberry Jam, Alter Boys, Mike Roe, Sarah Masen, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Eric Clapton, David Boey, Boston, Joni Mitchell, Carol King, Mamma's and the Pappas, Peter Paul & Mary, The Man in Black - Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Elvis... (thats right, Elvis Rocked!:)
Don: Blood Good, White Cross, The Choir, MATW, Glisten, Starflyer 59, Morillas Forest, Tourniquet, Deliverance, Sacred Warrior, Mortification, Living Sacrifice, Six Feet Deep, Nailed Promise, Embodiment, Travail, Stavesacre, Rez Band, Petra, The Choir, Sixpence None The Richer, Raspberry Jam, Alter Boys, Mike Roe, Sarah Masen, One Bad Pig (3 years of mixing for Punk Bands!), 12 Years total of mixing for Christian Metal, Hard Core, Hard Rock, Jingle Rock (acoustic) and Pop Rock Bands, Growing up with, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Eric Clapton, David Boey, Boston, Joni Mitchell, Carol King, Mamma's and the Pappas, Peter Paul & Mary, The Man in Black - Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Elvis... (thats right, Elvis Rocked!:)
Marty - Guardian, Guardian, Guardian, Oh, Mmmm... did I mention... Guardian!?;) Really, Marty is an Old School Rocker... a Guitar & Bass Playin... Key Board Playin.. Drum Daddy from way, way back:) Marty Rox!
Everyone who came before us!:) There's nothing new under the Sun;)
Ecclesiastes 1:9 What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.