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MP3 Hardin Thomas - All in A Day's Dream

Radio friendly alternative rock. With everything from a horn section to viola to banjo with introspective vocals and unique singing style. Featuring musicians from Nirvana, Beck, Bill Frisell.

6 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Progressive Rock, ROCK: Americana

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This is half of the All in A Day''s Dream Album, this half produced by Danny Barnes. Only a handful of these remain,


Musicians on the EP include:

Garey https://www.tradebit.comammy award winner
Danny https://www.tradebit.comtar.(robert earl keen, Yonder Mt., Tim O''brien etc.)
Eyvan https://www.tradebit.comla. (Beck, Bill Frisell Symphony)
Ben https://www.tradebit.comms. (Heart)

This is my best work so far. The musicians on it are very blessed and their talents are far reaching. Working with musicians of this caliber has been very easy. Produced by my friend Danny Barnes, Danny has an audio engineering degree from 1984, has worked with, among others, Ronnie Lane of the Rolling Stones, Widespread Panic, Seattle Symphony and helped work on an album last year that was one of the top ten jazz albums of the year according to the New Yorker magazine. The power of the rhythm section headed by Garey Shelton and Ben Smith is unbelievable. The unmastered trio of songs that we have recorded, including songs beautiful lies, wasted, time, and movin''on have a drive to them, igniting the tunes. The songs have been recorded as follows.

Yellow Bird.
The most well-received tune on the EP, yellow bird is actually a Rhumba, with trumpet, trombone, danelectro guitar, acoustic guitar, bass and drums. It''s about a beautiful blonde who is in an abusive relationship but doesn''t know she is : "when it''s so hard to move it''s so hard to know what the truth is". The tune is sort of telling her to realize what''s really going down.

Blankets and Sheets.
Banjo, Acoustic Guitar. Trumpet, Trombone, Bass, Drums.

This tune is about the girl that you meet when things are looking so down (maybe after a break up)- and something about her gives you hope that things are going to be ok.

"The flowers in her hair say you don''t have to be alone.
Be who you are. Be who you''ll be. She says don''t be scared.
She says with flowers in her hair. May love love love never grow old. Never grow old".

Beautiful lies.
features Eyvan Kang on viola, and he has an amazing ability to fill in gaps with cascading tones. He also lends to imagery, like he makes this one sound to emulate birds chirping while lyrics drone during the bridge: ''sittin'' on a park bench nothin left to do nothing on my conscience but my shoes...'' You can almost see them. Eyvan seems to have a mind that allows him to see colors more vividly and have intuition, which I find to be the staple of musicians of this caliber. Eyvan visits Vienna to perform his own classical works as well. He is definitely blessed, well-spoken, polite, and serious about the piece. He was excited about doing it, too, which is so cool for me, as I am basically the rookie of the unit and trying to just absorb https://www.tradebit.coms song is my favorite, because of its cyclical nature and how the rhythm section kicks you in the gut and the viola work and the fragility, which is what i''m going after. It also blends and morphs, but the lyrics remain essentially the same, building into the finale, which I like alot. This is one of the songs that I use in a tuning I figured out by turning knobs. (boredom has its own opportunities).

Wasted time.
Wasted time is sort of an important tune for me, because I wrote it at a point in my life that I was really searching for meaning and I was sort of melancholy, So, I don''t know how this one came out. I think first with the chorus, which changes time and sort of rocks it a bit. This song explores all sorts of things that in hindsight I hardly remember writing at all. It''s nice and fragile. Not unlike an orphan or a king or any one in high school.
Barnes shapes this tune with a Danelectro Gilmoure like vibe. It certainly lends to the dream state of what''s going down. He uses sort of dissonant intervals occasionally. Intervals once banned by the catholic church back in mideival times and whatnot. No shit. I forget its name, but its a super weird and dreamy interval. This was the first song to get radio play of the first three songs we''ve recorded.

Movin'' On.
This song involves like this sort of slap style acoustic pickin'' that i jacked off of ani difranco and tory dugan. it''s sort of a poppy tune and whatnot. Vocals are good. Strong banjo. Banjo breakdown. Just about moving on with life when things get you down and whatnot. This is the tune you''d shake your finger to if you had a jukebox.
You''ll probably like this because of Danny''s banjo which he plays so well that people swarm him after shows so much that he has to ride away on a unicycle. Danny does things that no one has ever done on a banjo. This is why he is reknowned. He is like one of them jaw dropping cats. When he plays you turn to your friend and look at eachother like, did that just really happen? He is become a strong influence in my life and has taught me on a bunch of different levels and I can''t express enough the gratitude that I''m able to work and chill with him. He does ride both longboards and unicycles.

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