Saturday, January 28, 2017

Featured Human Project Track

Every so often, I am going to feature one of my songs, and talk to you a little about how it came about.

The first one is "Standing in the Shadows."  I wrote this song in 2005.  It was recorded in Porterville, CA at the Sound Garden Studio.  This studio was an analog studio, one of the few left around.  It was one of the last tracks we recorded in these sessions and we had not rehearsed it much at all. The basic track you hear on the Real Stuff, 2006 is this basic track.  We got it in one take.  I then brought in a really good back-up singer named JoAnn Stephens to lay the back-up vocals. Hope you checked her out good.  She got an offer to go to Nashville in 80's.  In 2006, I took the analog tapes to Fresno to Fast Traxx studios.  He had a machine that would allow me to load songs from Porterville sessions into his Pro Tools equipment.  I did this with Standing in the Shadows.  I wanted to get this track a little hotter and the drums did not sound good. We fixed all of this still using the basic track.  I brought in Nate Ketner and he put down that sax solo.  Out of the Porterville analog sessions, 3 songs made in onto The Real Stuff released in 2006.  We cut 5 more new tracks to go with them. This CD is still one of my biggest sellers.

The Players on Standing in the Shadows are:

Loyd..The Human Vandergriff.  Guitars/Vocal
Dwayne Janzen...Lead Guitar
Bryan Beale........Bass
Ron Greeley.......Drums
Joe Travo...........Keyboards
Nate Ketner........Sax
JoAnn Stephens..Back up vocals

CD was sent to Gateway studios in Portland, Maine to be mastered by Adam Ayan.


Thanks to all friends and fans of The Human Project.

The Human
The Human Project.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Human News

Lots of snow in the Sierra's which are so close to me I can see from my house. Snapped a pic that does not do justice to them. This is also lower elevations.

Sierra Nevada's.

A couple of tracks on this show, "For What It's Worth," were done in my home studio. These are
stripped down tracks. Raw if you will. Kinda digging this right now. For What It's Worth is a Stephen Stills track from 1967. Its about Riots on Sunset Strip.  Ya Never Know is just a light little diddy about you just never know what might happen. 

Thanks for following Human's Show. Hosted by The Human, of The Human Project. From the Central Valley of California.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

New Home Studio Track

Sometimes when I mess around in my home studio, I come up with something kinda catchy. I felt like this track did just that, so I am sharing it with you.

Hope to get into real studio soon.

I am playing 2 strats on this. They are panned.

I am also playing bass and perscussion.

Toss in the little lead at break.

Peace Yall.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Human Project updates Jan. 2017

Happy New Year!

Hope the year is off to a good start for ya!  Lots of rain and snow in Central Valley of California. We need it.

I have been putting way more effort into some new songs, and have at least 5 new tracks written.  Looking for a studio. I want a change.  Trying to get in touch with Dana Long whom I worked with on Human Project II, Humanized.  Hard to get in touch with that man.  But I will keep on his butt. Have good players lined up. All have played with me before.  They are part of Human Project fabric.

Thanks for following the Podcast and listening. I have been doing it for 6 years. Just a hobby.  Love to share music with friends and fans.

Little Home Studio. Many of my songs begin to evolve here.

Working on Lyrics for new songs.

My website is:

Appreciate all of you.

Keep it Rockin!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Human Project News. Download Sales for DEC.

The Month of December was another good download month for Human Project Music.  CD Baby is my distributor to sites like ITunes, Spotify, and other assorted music sites.  They also provide me with monthly sales reports and keep track of all download sales and downloads for each song.  The number of my songs that get downloaded world wide continues to amaze me. I am very grateful to all the fans.

The top downloads for DEC were

High Anxiety  (ByFar)
Bad Luck
Red Vette Roll
Vicodin Blues
Lookin For My Freak Flag

This come from 5 different CD's I have released.
Overall, 37 different tracks were downloaded.

Download reports. 12 pages.
Thanks to the fans.

I wanted you to know I am strongly considering going back into the studio to cut a few new tracks. I do this for the fans. I feel they deserve some new Human Project music. There has been none since 2014.

The Human.
5 CD's released.
Over 50 songs to his credit.

Well All Right Promo

I have been on a Buddy Holly kick as of late I guess. I dig the simplicity of the songs, but yet the raw rockin power.  I messed around with...