A collection of recordings I did between the years 1989 and 1997-I picked out the songs I considered to be the best during that time period and then "Mastered" them unto disc.
The recordings were done using several different "Track Formats" and this is indicated in the liner notes.
Musically these are somewhat "esoteric" pop songs split between being Guitar based and Keyboard based and there's a definite message and viewpoint to them.
All songs composed,performed,produced,and engineered by R.Nix with the exception of "I'll Never Be The Same" which was engineered at the "Studio City" recording studio in Studio City,Ca of all places.
A brief description of all 12 tracks on "Some Recordings...":
"I'LL NEVER BE THE SAME" 4:10 [KEYBOARD BASED TRACK]from "Some Recordings..."
'In life you never know what's around the corner-you never know when "Something From Space"(A Metaphor)might reach out and grab you changing you forever and when you're changed forever-you'll "Never Be The Same".'
"DON'T GIVE UP" 4:18[GUITAR BASED TRACK]from "Some Recordings..."
'Very self explanatory lyrics in this one-be true to yourself and "Don't Give Up" on your ideas/dreams.'
"WE'RE GLAD THAT YOU EXIST HERE ON EARTH" 4:46[GUITAR BASED TRACK]from "Some Recordings..."
'This track is dedicated to all the Martyrs out there.'
"YOU WENT AROUND THE BLOCK" 3:29[KEYBOARD BASED TRACK]from "Some Recordings..."
'A track about not really being able to "Fit-In" no matter how hard you try, but you still keep trying anyway-"You Went Around The Block"("Trying To Make Your Move").'
"PRIVATE WORLD" 3:35[KEYBOARD BASED TRACK] from "Some Recordings.."
'This one's about You and this one's about Me-everybody retreats into their "Own private world" at one point or another to try to find some sort of peace and meaning in this thing called life.'
"IT'S OVER(INTO THE BLUE)" 3:27[GUITAR BASED TRACK] from "Some Recordings.."
'A breakup song about a band that I was in,everybody went their separate ways one fateful day taking off "Into The Blue" you might say.'
"CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE" 4:06[GUITAR BASED TRACK] from "Some Recordings..."
'The idea behind this one is that if you want to take "Control Of Your Life"you first have to take control of yourself,take control of your mind'.
"A NEW TOMORROW 3:39[GUITAR BASED TRACK] from "Some Recordings..."
'I was in an "optimistic mood" when I wrote this one-"We're Looking For A New Tomorrow We Don't Need Any More Yesterday's" and let's face it we've all had our fair share of lousy yesterday's.'
"THE UNKNOWN" 2:43[KEYBOARD BASED TRACK] from "Some Recordings..."
'The events that happen to you in life can never (if ever) be consistently predicted,there's always that "unknown" element lurking somewhere.'
"LYING THERE DEAD" 3:18[GUITAR BASED TRACK]from "Some Recordings..."
All the horrible crime stories I've seen on the news throughout the years inspired me to write this one and it's one of my personal favourites.'
"TORTURE" 4:41[GUITAR BASED TRACK] from "Some Recordings..."
'Often times we all dwell on the past too much, wishing we could have done things differently-this is a track about that particular subject.'
"INCOMPLETE" 3:37[GUITAR BASED TRACK] from "Some Recordings..."
'Just your basic "Lonely Song" is all I have to say about this one.'
In addition to composing I enjoy leading an environmentally friendly lifestyle;for example I have a fantastic running car but I leave it at home and use my lightweight street bicycle for general short distance commuting instead.Did you know a staggering 40% of all car trips in the U.S. and Canada are made to destinations only 2 miles(3.2 Km)away from home-that's alot of co2 entering our atmosphere as a result of these very short auto commutes.
Another part of the environmentally friendly lifestyle in my opinion is going vegetarian/vegan and that's what I did some 5 years ago.All the energy(and water)required to raise cattle for example is substantially more(a whole hell of alot more)than the amount of energy and water required to grow wheat and soybeans for example.
Another factor that contributed to my decision to dump eating meat forever were some articles that I read that pertained to the slaughterhouses and the commercial fishing vessels-not a pretty picture.The level of cruelty and disregard for other non-human forms of life in both the slaughterhouses and the commercial fishing vessels is completely unacceptable and I will not support those industries ever again.
2 great environmental/animal rights sites worth checking out are: www.greenpeace.org and www.peta.org-these sites just might change your life forever and for the better too.
I have a fascination with the universe-they say it continues to expand but they also say one day it will contract.As far as our solar system(which is just a little dot when compared to the size of the universe)is concerned it's said to measure some 4.6 billion miles from the sun to the furthest extent of Pluto's orbit.
Here's a few facts about our solar system that will blow your mind:sunlight reaches the Earth in 8 minutes but it takes 7 hours for it to reach Pluto-no wonder Mickey and Goofy don't want to live there!