Monday, December 31, 2018

New Year's Eve Boogie

It's New Year's Eve! Mercy.

I am putting in a link to my show that is designed to get da party goin for ya.  Kick ass boogie.
When ya get in the mood, just fire it up and let the music do the talkin!!!

Happy New Year's Eve to Ya!!!!

Just push Play

Happy New Year!!!!!!!


Sunday, December 30, 2018

Tracks at CD Baby

We are about at the end of 2018.  Hope the year was good for you, and 2019 will be even better.

CD Baby has all my tracks now into their system.  I have also filled out all information they need to publish the new release, "Fadin To Gray." They have set the release date to January 18th, 2019.  Again, this is a download only release.  Spending huge amounts of money to get a physical CD made just doesn't add up anymore.  Almost all of my sales come from downloads now. You can download the entire release into your phone, pad, or computer. Or you can download individual tracks.  It's a great option for you, the listener.  I am excited about this release. There are some really good songs for you to check out.

My album is, "In the Works."
Fadin To Gray

Fadin to Gray
January 18th, 2019

Humanization Continues.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

More Updates!

All tracks are uploaded to CDBaby. This includes a last minute addition, "57 Channels."  This is a Bruce Springsteen track I recently was messin with, and it came out so good I wanted to include it on this new release.  This brings the total to 10 tracks now.  6 Human Project originals and 4 cover tracks.  Also completed is the licensing for each of the 4 cover songs.  This will ensure the original artist will get compensated their part for any sales.  I keep it legal and would never rip off another artist.

Green check marks indicate song is uploaded in the CDBaby system, and all information has been provided they need.  This includes protecting my original songs as well and getting me paid should others want to record my stuff.  I still have to upload artwork. (Simple, its not a physical CD) and provide album description etc.

Raw photo I might use for release.  It has all my "Tools of the Trade." I use em all.  On this release I play most of the instruments.  On songs that I needed some good hot lead guitar work, I brought in AC Myles. Might as well get the best.  So I did.  And he is.

I am very pleased with this group of songs that I am getting ready to release.  I think you will like them as well.  No worries. I will give you more specific information of when this will be available for download

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

New Release Updates.

The new release (Fadin to Gray)  is still on track for mid-January, approxiamately Jan. 16th 2019.  One more track has been added. Bruce Springsteens 57 Channels (and nothin on). This brings the total to 10. Here are the track listings. There will be more detailed info on each track later.

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Track:                                                                 Composer
Life                                                                     The Human
57 Channels                                                        Springsteen
Mescaline Alley                                                 The Human
Blues State of Mind                                           The Human
For What It's Worth                                            Stephen Stills
Fadin To Gray                                                    The Human
Let Yourself Go                                                  Tom Petty
Connection                                                         Jagger/Richards
Train 69                                                              The Human
Vicodin Blues 2019                                            The Human

It has been 1 1/2 years since the Human's last release, "Humanize."

This is a good collection of Human Project music and with 10 tracks, and will priced right for ya to enjoy.

Fadin to Gray

Humanization Continues
Jan 2019

Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all Human Project friends and fans! You are much appreciated!

Peace on Earth

Merry Christmas!

Kick out the Jams with these!!


Saturday, December 22, 2018

New Track

Sometimes "messin" in the home studio can catch fire and you actually end up with something good, and in rare cases...really good. That is the case with Springsteens "57 Channels."  I worked on it for 2 days, it started catching fire and now it might make it onto my new release in January. Check out the YouTube video, and turn it up to do it justice. It will respond.  :)

57 Channels

Working Studio gets the good sound.

New release Jan 2019.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

New Release Progress

I got all 9 tracks uploaded into the CDBaby site.  This is the major part of the work. There are still some things I have to do to get the release ready, but I am damn glad I got this part done.  CDBaby will distribute the release to all the other major music distribution sites.  Again this release, "Fadin to Grey," is a download release only.  Physical CD's just don't sell anymore, especially for smaller artists like me.  You can download this into your phone, ipad or computer and be good to go. This will be available for download in mid January, 2019.  It has been 1 1/2 years since my last release. 

CDBaby Site

This release has 9 tracks. 6 are Human Project Originals. I really dig em all. I think you will too.

I work out alot. It's a stress beater. It keeps me healthy and strong. I am no longer The Human
from my younger days. Health and fitness is my focus now.  It's a better buzz than artifically created ones that leave you feeling shitty and compromise your health. And I most certainly listen to kick ass rock when I pound the iron.   Sho do.  And yeah, I am tired in this pic.  :) But I get too much goin sometimes.  Still I find time for Iron.

Thanks for your support. I know you are gonna like, "Fadin To Grey."

Get ready...To Fade to Grey

Monday, December 17, 2018

New Release and Misc Updates.

I made it through another birthday. Starting to get up there, thats why the new release will be called, "Fadin to Grey."  But with age comes much experience. I have listened to alot of music over the decades.  Really good music. Some of it has had a big influence on me, so naturally it can get incorporated into my songs, and becomes part of The Human Sound.  Not everyone has the advantage because they are not as old as me. :)  I have decided to add one more track to the release. It's a stripped down acoustic driven version of Vicodin Blues that was originally on my 2011 release called "Last Train Out." This was recorded in my home studio and features AC Myles on lead guitar. The song just has a more organic feel to it. I think you will like it. It will be called Vicodin Blues, 2019.   AC is on a few more tracks as well, all recorded in home studio. I like the sound of these tracks, a way more home grown feel to them.  It's not a slick big studio release that the heart and soul of the tracks have been compressed until they can't breathe anymore.  They are just loud. A wall of sound for the masses, not the discerning listener like you.

AC Myles and The Human

AC is one of Fresno's finest and one of the best players on the West Coast.
He adds flavor and style to at least 5 tracks on the new release.

More Humanization January 2019.

Eight Days Till Christmas. Are Ya Ready? :)

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

New Promotional Video for New Release

This is a promotional video for the new release in January called "Fade to Grey."

It will be a download only release, available at all major download sites.

Humanization Continues.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Updates on New Release

I will have a new release of Human Project Music in mid-January 2019. It will be a download only release.  You can download the entire album into your device, or just individual tracks.  There are 8 new tracks. Five Human Project Originals and three cover songs.  My blog gets into way more detail on this.

If you are a real fan, you might want to bookmark this blog. This google site is pulling the plug soon. A disappointing effort by someone as big as Google to get into social media type stuff. Not only that. They were just hacked exposing some of our personal info to hackers.  Bad as Facebook.  Appreciate those of you that have followed me here.

Human Project Fans are World-Wide

Peace and Love and Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 8, 2018


I worked more on my new track, "Fadin To Grey." This blog a little about that and more.

Fadin To Grey

My trusty strat since 2003

Thursday, December 6, 2018

New Track

Evolution of a New Track

I normally use my Boss BR 1600 to sketch out songs I am thinking about recording. But sometimes I can get magic goin on. It can be a mellow acoustic type thing, or I can crank up the drum machine it has and get a rockin track going. I was messin the other day with the drum machine and I started playing my acoustic with it. It was jammin. I tossed in some strat and then some bass. Put vocals on it. Lots of "Human Style," harmonies. Then I asked AC Myles if he wanted to come over and lay a lead track down.  He did. Scorching. Lethal.  Mercy. The track is called, "Fade to Grey."  It's about how fast life goes by.  And, it's where I am now. It will be on new release in January.  It will be on my show, (Human's show) on Podomatic too.

AC Myles is one of the best guitarists on the West Coast. Trust me.
He has played on several of my CD's.  Most recently 2017 "Humanize." Check
out Bar Room Meltown from that CD.  He can adapt easily to my style. 
Many have told me what good chemistry we have.  He keeps trying to drag
me out into the public for some live stuff. Ya Never Know. :)

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Top Downloads for November 2018

The are the top downloads for November 2018 for Human Project Music.

This is not my main blog.  I just put links to it from blogger.  This particular blog site has never worked or performed all that well.  I get much better response from the blog on my music site.

New release. January or Feb of 2019. It will be a download only release. You can purchase and download the entire CD, or individual tracks. Stay tuned.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Highway 58 on YouTube music channel

My song Highway 58 is on a killer YouTube Channel. So thought I would share it.  You can access it from my main blog on my music website.  "Highway 58" was my number one downloaded song for October as well. So its on the move.

It's on long stretch of highway...It's Highway 58

Friday, November 16, 2018

New YouTube Video and More

The Human just put up a new youtube video that follows his most recent song, "Train 69." It's a very sparse acoustic driven trippy track with haunting harmonica solo and swirling harmonies.  Comes straight from the 60's.

Here is link to Train 69.

Also Loyd just finished a studio track, a cover of Tom Petty's "Let Yourself Go," from the Mojo CD.
It can only be heard for now on his show on podomatic, so link is included to that as well.

Let Yourself Go is 3rd song in.

The portal where you hop on Train 69

Headin out to the desert on Train 69

Real Music.

Get Humanized.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Top Human Project Downloads for Oct 2018

Human Project Downloads for October 2018

Grand Total                                       316

Top Downloads:

Highway 58                                        44 (first time #1)
Bad Luck                                            22
Fast Train                                           16
Keep it to Yourself                             16
Bar Room Meltdown                          14
Hard Work Blues                                13
Headin For Tennessee                         12
Norwegian Wood                                12
Jimmy’s Juke Joint                              10
Backroads                                              9
Drive, Drive, Drive                               9
Lookin For My Freak Flag                    9

50 different tracks downloaded total.
48 written by Loyd Vandergriff.

Get Humanized.

The Human
Loyd Vandergriff
6 CD's released and some singles too.
Get Humanized

The Human..To Italy and Back

Went to Northern Italy to visit a couple of friends I made through my music.  They took us all around and made it pretty easy for us.

I did a couple of blogs and will put link to them.  A few pics are there.

Keep Rockin!!!

Venice on Gondola Ride

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Happy Halloween and Misc

Hey Human Project Fans. The link to this blog will give you updates on what is going on.
Keep Rockin

Happy Halloween 
Watch out for The Creepers.

Real Music.

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...