Happy Birthday to Me

And what a birthday it’s been. All kinds of presents, cards, emails, phone calls and tweets. To top that off, my wife took me out for a surprise gourmet dinner at Chuck E. Cheese’s. The highlight of which, was sitting in with their famed house band. The drummer, Pasqually, was kind enough to let me take over the throne while he put a few pizzas in the oven.

Pasqually - Chef/Drummer
Pasqually aka 'Doughfoot'

Anyway, enough about me. I wanted to thank everyone who has subscribed to the “Members Only” section. The response has been amazing and I can’t wait to hear what everyone creates with the loop packs. I’m already deep in the editing process for Volume 2 and there’s a lot of cool stuff to come. There will be even more jazz and experimental sounds on top of the more mainstream rock/pop grooves.

Loop #72

In keeping with the birthday theme, today’s loop is inspired by The Beatles’ “Birthday” song. I took Ringo’s “soul beat” breakdown, which includes a driving snare on all fours and some tambourine overdubs, and tried to capture a nice, natural sound with the overheads and room mics.

Preview Here:


Download the Logic session here. (95MB)

Get the .wav file here.

Get the .rx2 file here.

Get the .aiff file here.

138 BPM

5 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to Me

  1. your blog is messed up

    what’s up with the “buddy…” thing? i’m not purposely trying to access member stuff. ???

    I had to come back here, to this entry, to post

  2. take a look at your RSS feed. I don’t think you want it the way it is now

  3. My apologies Dave (though, you are my “buddy”). I’m still working out a few small kinks. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. It should be fixed now. Feel free to comment away.


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