Pop song of mine to share...absolutely nothing political.
I just thought I would share with some of you all a song that my cousin and I recently wrote. I am pretty proud of it. (It is out of the norm from my film scoring work). I thought I would share it here with all my Northern Sounds Political friends since I know you all would at least be in here.
The background story...my agent said "The OC" was looking for a new, original Christmas song for their upcoming Xmas episode. He wanted to know if my cousin and I wanted to take a crack at it (since we are both with ICM). So...of course we jumped at the opportunity. We wrote this in 6 hours on a Saturday night 3 weeks ago. Three days later, we had finished the recording. Most of which was recorded at my place (except the drums were recorded elsewhere).
My cousin is the one singing. He has a unique...higher...pure voice.
The song is called "California Christmas" and can be found and listened to on my music page on my web site www.brianralston.com. It is not your typical Christmas song. Which was the point. It's a more "Cali" feel we tried to go for. Afterall, Christmas in California is very different than the rest of the country. Lots of sun & no snow or chestnuts roasting on an open fire.
Brian Ralston's music page (Click here)
Click on the Pop & Rock Section, the MP3 will load and stream in flash.
In the end, "the OC" heard the song and liked it, but decided they wanted to go with a more "known" talent. Oh well...it was a great opportunity and we are currently working on getting the song placed in another TV show this fall and some radio play time in L.A. this Christmas. We'll see.
Hope you all enjoy a little California Christmas early this year.
(And by the way....shameless plug.)
My cousin's band is performing here in L.A. next at the Viper Room on Wed. Sept. 1st at 8:30PM. His band is called BORNE. Anyone here is of course welcome to check it out. I believe it is $10 at the door. Music clips of Michael Mewborne's songs and more info about him can be found here www.borne-music.com. Although I am Michael's keyboard player...we have yet to add me into his live sets yet. Perhaps when he starts playing larger venues or goes on tour. But, I will be there on Sept. 1st. listening from the crowd and supporting him.