Sunday, November 19, 2017

From Vietnam to Afghanistan


I have always been a student of history.  I actually taught it for 19 years in high school before changing careers in 1995.  I am also old enough to vividly remember the Vietnam War.  I had lots of friends serve, or were drafted.  Some did not come back.  I was not drafted.    I have always thought there were and are a lot of similarities to Vietnam and the war in Afghanistan.  The main one is an enemy that blends in with the countryside, and fights in an unconventional, even cowardly manner.
You can never get them cornered.  Superior military force will not get it done.  Several years ago, when we decided to increase our military presence there, I wrote a song called Taliban Man.  Ultimately, this song draws parallels between the two wars.  Being familiar with Vietnam and the key players like Robert McNamara, of course will help you understand more.  I feel the youth of today unfortunately don't learn enough about the Vietnam War.  I have the greatest respect for our troops that fought there.

So with that little intro..click the link below and listen to, "Taliban Man."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eGe6hp4QcM&index=1&list=PLEp6aswf70VzOSqCLWYCj6VsJQPZZ3XeZ




I recorded this in my home studio. I play all the instruments.

*I do not publicize this song much or promote it very heavily.



The Human

Friday, November 17, 2017

November updates


Haven't  put up blog for awhile. It's Friday. TGIF!  Friday's used to be a big deal to me. So much so, I finally wrote a song about it in 2011.  Things I used to do on Friday afternoon's and evenings. Music I used to listen too.

Here is link to "Friday Thang."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AllVE-WhER8&index=1&list=PLEp6aswf70VwhMplAx4_qu-j6qM8fR-nW


Thanksgiving is right upon us now, 2017 so I want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. Hope you are well and have much to be thankful for.  Christmas is rolling toward us like a freight train now.  The older you get, the faster these things go.

Went to Kauai for a few days. Here are a couple of pics.


Human In Kauai 2017.

This island is lush and green and slower pace than the other islands.

Haena Beach. 


If you wanna subscribe to Human's You Tube Channel. Here is link.


Monday, November 6, 2017

Human Project Downloads and Sales for Oct

I let CDBaby distribute my music to all music and download sites. They also keep track of sales and give me detailed month sales reports.  The month of October was my best month of downloads and sales ever since I started all this in 2006.  One of the main reasons was my new CD, "Humanize," finally got into all distribution sites.  And it hit hard.  The top 6 downloads were all from it.  Overall, there were 18 pages of downloads with close to 300 downloads for the month alone.  Huge.  I am greatful for the fans I have all over the world that step up and purchase my music like this.  Amazing.


Download spread sheets provided by CDBaby
18 Pages
48 Different Songs Downloaded
46 of them written by The Human


Top Downloads

Fast Train                                        From Humanize
Got Myself In Trouble                    From Humanize
Highway 58                                    These 2 tied for 3rd
Backroads                                       Both From Humanize
Bar Room Meltdown                      Humanize
Dakota                                             Humanize

Lots of downloads from previous 5 CD's but  as usual, but for October, Humanize dominated.

New CD Humanize can be purchased here.

All Human Project Music can be found on sites like ITunes, Spotify, and other music distribution sites as well. 

Human's YouTube Channel.

Subscribe if you haven't yet.


Thanks for you support. Human Project fans. Awesome.




Keep it Rockin!













Monday, October 30, 2017

How bout this New Country Music?

Well how bout it?
It comes from the Nashville Cookie cutter factory.  They have their formula down.
All highly compressed, loud, studio musicians got the formula down too. It perfect to a fault.
Clean, sterile, pro-tools, digital.  Its lost some of the soul of the old school guys who wrote their stuff drinkin whiskey and smokin Malboro's and chewin Copenhagen, traveling in grimy tour buses
and playin dives. But man they had the soul and sound.  They brought this into the studio with them.

I decided to take a crack at a Waylon Jennings song, "Are You Sure Hank Done it This Way."
It's far from perfect.  Some issues in the track, but the video and pics I put with it try to make the point about the old school music.  I don't write or record country songs, but I sure as hell was brought up listening to em.  I know what I listen to today is pretty thin stuff, except for Chris Stapleton.  That guy's the real deal.

Anyway. Here is the link to new video.  Go back and listen to some of these old school guys.
They brought the road and the lifestyle into the studio with them.  Might wanna sip on something while ya listen.


Click the link:

ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2502U9gpms&t=7s



The Human
Vocals
Bass
Guitars
Harmonica


David Brown
Mandolin


http://www.humanrocks.net


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

New You Tube Folder

The Human has made it easier to find his newer songs, and newer video's.  He created this folder with all of them in it. It contains the 6 most recent ones.

Subcribing to his channel is the ultimate way to get updates and have access to all of them.


Most recent YouTube Folder with recent songs.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEp6aswf70VwhMplAx4_qu-j6qM8fR-nW

With Halloween right upon us, The Human's song "The Creepers,' has been getting tons of hits and plays.  It's a creepy track about ominous things happening in the inner cities when there is a full moon.  He was so into this track he sang the final lead vocal late Halloween night.  The song is from Human Project II, Humanized. It was mastered by Steve Fallone at Sterling Sound NYC.  Steve mastered Keith Richards most recent effort and is one of the top mastering engineers there.

The Creepers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Hw-xOcbhyo


Dana Long and The Human.
Co-Producers of Human Project II 2008.


With 6 CD's released spanning a time frame of 2006-2017, The Human flies hot and heavy under the big time radar.  His loyal fan base knows exactly who he is.  They are the reason he keeps keepin on.
One day, he might just bust out.  If so, people who support him will be the reason. 




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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

New YouTube



For What It's Worth is really an iconic song of the 1960's peace and love movement. Written in 1967 by Stephen Still's of Buffalo Springfield, it has become literally a soundtrack for this time period.
The Human has done a sparse, acoustic driven version of it in his home studio.  AC Myles came over and put an absolutely stunning lead guitar track on it. The pictures you see in the video try to tell a visual story of key seminal moments from that time up to present times.  So in a sense, The Human is trying to make the video and song relevant for today as well.  It would be impossible to include all the important pictures of events that occurred from then to now. The 60's were full of seminal moments.

So, please enjoy The Human's version of, "For What It's Worth." The link is below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE1fjhzHTZg



The Human and AC (Adam) Myles


The Human has written close to 70 original songs from 2005-2017.

He has released 6 CD's. 99% are original tunes.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Human Raw II

Greetings!

I just did a show on podomatic called "Human Raw II."  Like the first show in this series, these are songs I recorded in my home studio.  They are for the most part, acoustic driven.  I play almost all the instruments, and on some tracks I bring my friend AC Myles over to add some lead stuff. He is a killer player. 

Human Raw II, is similiar to I with maybe a couple of new tracks, and some older ones mixed in.

This is the link to the show.

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/thehumanproject/episodes/2017-10-15T05_55_34-07_00

I have hosted my show on Podomatic for 8 years now.


If you are not aware of my YouTube Channel, below is the link to it. You can subscribe, and be notified when new videos get put up and check out all the old ones as well.

YouTube Link
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEwITPUKfFPfjsf9iZ6EFag?view_as=public

I appreciate all the fan support across the globe.

I am truely an independent artist, that finances, produces and markets all of my stuff against the big boys. So you, the fans are appreciated.



Keep it Rockin!!!

The Human
The Human Project.


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Peace.








From Vietnam to Afghanistan

I have always been a student of history.  I actually taught it for 19 years in high school before changing careers in 1995.  I am also old ...