Friday, July 13, 2018

Interview With The Human. Central Valley Talk Radio

I was interviewed by Central Valley Talk Radio, Thursday July 12th, 2018.

It was nice to be recognized by "home town" radio and be given a change to shed some light on my music.  That said, it was difficult to talk about my entire music career in 10 minutes.  Easy to leave people out, things out. I did the best I could. People I would like to thank but I didn't  is all the musicians from the Central Valley who have played on my CD's over the past years.  Most from Visalia and Fresno area.  They are bad ass. All you have to do is listen to the CD's.  They make my songs take flight.  Appreciate all of them.

I was born in Georgia, but my formative years growing up were spent in the Central Valley of California in the small town of Corcoran. Went to High School There.  Returned and taught 19 years there. So in a sense, I am a product of the Central Valley. I still live here.  This is where my music comes from.  Yes, there are many outside influences but it all goes down here. In the Central Valley of California.


You Wanna Watch The Interview????
Click da Link




Real Music
From the Central Valley of California.

Get Humanized.











Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Top June Downloads and Misc

Greetings from the smokin hot Central Valley of California.  100+ bout everyday now.  Been off the grid for awhile, but I have the top Human Project downloads for June 2018.  This is from all the distribution sites like spotify, ITunes, etc.  44 different Human Project tracks downloaded!  The Human wrote 42 of em.  :)

1.  High Anxiety                        From Human Project II, Humanized. 2008
2. Requiem For Washington      From Last Train Out. 2011
3. Norwegian Wood                   From Last Train out. 2011.
4. Goin South                             From Human Project II, Humanized.
5. Stormy Night in Texas           From The Real Stuff. 2006
6. Hard Work Blues                   From Best of The Human Project. 2010
7. Fast Train                               From Humanized. 2017



The Human Plays Fenders.



Photo Shoot
Last Train Out 2011.

Get Humanized



PEACE





Saturday, June 30, 2018

Deep Cut, Basement Tapes Human Project

Every so often I do a show with just Human Project stuff. This one is mostly made up of music that has not been released or for sale. Most of it was recorded in my home studio.  It has limitations, especially when it comes to drums, but other than that, I can get a strong sound.  Sometimes I use Conga's or get creative in other ways to make up for it. I like that raw sound I get. I play all the instruments, and some occasions I have my friend Adam, AC Myles come over and he will put a lead track down. This has worked out well, considering no practice goes into it, he just lays it down.  It adds to spontaneousness of it.  The last track, "Connection," is my most recent studio track. I have not done one of these in well over a year.  I talked about this in an earlier blog, but it's a Jagger/Richards tune that was covered by Montrose in 1974. I pattern my cover more after this one.  Very happy with the results. It has not been released for sale yet.

Tracks on the Show

Blowing in The Wind              (Dylan)
Keep it To Yourself
For What It's Worth                 (Stills)
Blues State of Mind
Mescaline Alley
Evil on the Loose
Bad Luck
Hank Didn't Do it This Way    (Jennings)
Vicodin Blues
Connection (NEW STUDIO)  (Jagger-Richards)
Dakota

Link to show:

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/thehumanproject/episodes/2018-06-29T13_44_43-07_00


Thanks for your support of Human Project Music.  Appreciate ya where ever you are all around the globe.

http://www.humanrocks.net


6 CD's Released 2006-2017


Plug in and Crank it up


The Human uses Fender Guitars and Amps



Peace

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Updates


Loyd got the nickname, "The Human," in his early 20's. He got it for a variety of reasons, but the main ones were his love for music, coupled with the extreme enjoyment of  cold beer and high volume listenin.  He always had music goin. Car. Home. He had a Teac 3300 Reel to Reel and people would ask him to bring it to parties.  He just plugged that in and the party was on.  If you came to visit, you better like music.  His close friends still call him The Human. In 2005 when he started writing songs and decided to record a CD, he decided the best name for this endeavor would be The Human Project. This stuck too.  99% of the songs are written by The Human.  Doesn't matter who plays on the CD with him because this can change some, the final product is always....The Human Project and has that Human Project sound.  So after 13 years and 6 CD's, The Human Project still exists.  It was only supposed to be one CD for fun.  :)  Slowly he has developed a small loyal fan base and sells alot of music over the various music distribution sites.  His music is real, people can relate and identify to it, and can make them smile. Once people really take the time to listen closely, they find his songs can be complex with very good lyrics.   Below is a discography of CD's he has released.


The Real Stuff 2006
Hit big in Switzerland put him on map in a small way.

Human Project II Humanized 2008
Follow up to The Real Stuff
Mastered at Sterling Sound NYC

Best of HP + 4 new tracks 2010

Last Train Out. 2011

Human's Last Stand 2014

Humanize 2017




Human Project Fans are very discerning people that are persistent in
their efforts to find good music on the web. The Human is grateful
they stumbled across his stuff.







Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Updates. Response to "Connection."

Pleased with response to my new song "Connection."  Again, very different for me, (especially being a cover)  but sometimes different is good and refreshing.  I am not releasing it as single just sitting on it. You never know, it might go on a new CD, or later might appear as a single. I am keeping my options open.

One of the best compliments I got yesterday was from Jeff Sanders who mastered it. He also mastered 2017 "Humanize." He said, "I enjoy working on your stuff. You don't sound like anybody else."  Awesome coming from a man with a resume like he has. Check it out. Stevie Wonder, Bachman Turner Over Drive, Eric Burden and War, REO Speedwagon, Jefferson Starship on and on.
He is semi retired now, but does take on "select" clients. You can damn sho count The Human as one of em.

https://www.discogs.com/artist/382705-Jeff-Sanders


If you didn't hear Connection yet, you can check it out here, the first song on Human's Show on Podomatic.  (done the show for 8 years. do it for fun. Play tracks from personal collection)

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/thehumanproject/episodes/2018-06-26T07_47_06-07_00

Human's show has a broad base of countries that check in to listen and download. Here are some that checked in yesterday. USA, Turkey, Netherlands, Russia, Georgia, Spain, Nigeria, Sweden, Brazil, UK, Belgium, Italy, South Africa, Ireland, Japan.

This was from last show.



Real Music
For Real People
Get Humanized



Royalty Check From CD Baby
I get these because you, the fans..download my music.
"We are all in this together."






Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Connection

The Human's decision to record "Connection."

Connection of course is a Rolling Stones song. The lyrics are mostly by Keith Richards. It is on "Between the Buttons," released in 1967.  It's about being stranded in an airport and can't get no Connection. (Everything is going....in the wrong direction)  Of course Keith has his bags full of drugs and is worried about getting busted. (again) The reference to the Dr. wanting to give them more and more injections refers to all the situations you face regarding health when you travel to other countries, so immunizations are needed. And of course in the end, all he wants to do is, "get back to you." You assume a loved one.

In 1974, this song was included on the Montrose LP "Paper Money." The Human, being a big Montrose fan, had recently purchased a remastered copy.  Their version of "Connection," grabbed him. Struck a chord with him to the point where he started wondering about recording it.  He sent the track to Jerry Leal at Pyramid Studio in Fresno where he recorded his last CD Humanize, and asked him what he thought about it. He said, "I got a guy who can handle this track." A week or so went by and The Human finally said, lets do it.

Rich Willimech of Fresno, and a friend/partner of Jerry Leal got to work on it and brought some of the basic tracks in.  The Human was very impressed at the quality.  He knew he had his work cut out laying a solid vocal to go with it.  And the intial scratch vocal was real rough around the edges and timing and phrasing needed much work. He got the track from Jerry, stopped listening to the Sammy Hager vocal and just started working his own with the song. He also started to feel and see places where harmonies could really punch up the song and give it much more soul and feeling. A Human trademark in his music is the use of properly placed powerful harmonies to add to the power of the track.  The main vocal track took a couple of sessions to finally get it right.  Sharon-Jordan Leal was brought in to add more soul to the harmonies and put icing on the cake with her killer vocal work. These harmonies do add power and soul, and create an ambience not found in Montrose version.  Rick Willimitch added some smoky harmonica in key places to further add to the ambiance. The Harmonies at the end blended with the raw reverb soaked harmonica take the song to new heights in the most subliest of ways.   In the end, Human's version of Connection stands with all others.  A powerful, soulful tour de force. So enjoy this nugget from The Human Project. It was fun to make and work with this group of  talented people, and their  contributions shine on the track. Power and emotion. Personified.


The people involved with Connection are:
Rick Willimitch Guitars, Bass, Drums, Harmonica
The Human Vocals, harmonies, percussion.
Sharon Jordan Leal back-up vocals, harmonies
Jerry Leal Engineer

The track is produced by The Human and Jerry Leal.
Recorded the last 2 weeks of May, 2018.
Pyramid Studio, Fresno, CA

Connection is not for sale on any music distributions sites 
at this time.

YOU CAN HEAR DEBUT OF TRACK HERE

https://thehumanproject.podomatic.com/


The Human Project
Real Music
Real Fans

Peace

Monday, June 25, 2018

Video of the Week. Random Musings

Hey Human Project Fans.

Video of The Week is "Backroads." It's about growing up in a small rural agricultural community that indeed had plenty of backroads.  They were awesome for cruising around on and drinking cold beer and listening to music.  Is this song kinda autobiographical? Maybe.  In todays society "backroads," are harder and harder to find, and even if you do its unlikely you could enjoy them like in back in the day. :)  This song is a very popular Human Project Track, always in top 10 of download sales every month.  It is on 2017 CD "Humanize."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTY_nEV5lI8


Human's new song (cover) Connection has been mastered and he will open up his next podcast with it. It will not be for sale for awhile yet.



These Good Ole Backroads, treat me right.

A Physical Copy of Humanize can be purchased here:



6 CD's Released from 2006-2017

Real Music.

Real Fans.


Peace.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Highway 58 and Misc


Hey Friends and Fans.
My song Highway 58 from 2017's "Humanize," has been doing well and getting lots of airplay on various platforms.  So, what exactly is this song about?

If you are familiar with the Central Valley of California, you know all about Highway 99. It cuts through the heart of the valley from Fresno to Bakersfield. If you want to go to Las Vegas, in Bakersfield you take the Hwy 58 E. exit in Bakersfield toward Mojave. Head towards Tehachapi in the mountains.  Keep truckin towards Mojave and Barstow. Eventually you will hit Hwy 15 E to Vegas. But you got some interesting sites along the way in towns like Baker. Mercy. UFO city. Boron.
20 Mule team, a big deal in the 50's.  Just kinda of a trippy drive, especially at night. So that is what Highway 58 is all about. But in this case the guy is driving it alone and all is not well with him. He is coming out of a bad relationship and life is not the best for him right now. (He's got feelin's he can't shake)  The song describes the road, the ambiance, the environment along the way.  He knows Vegas has some things that can cure his ill's, at least temporarily.  So, he is on Highway 58.  To get da cure.

Recorded in the spring of 2017 at Pyramid Studio in Fresno, CA.
Words and Music by The Human.



Highway 58 Link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDTs6vYcMiA



20 Mule Team Borox


Human Project Fans are the best.

Peace.





Friday, June 22, 2018

Podcast. New Video

Hello Human Project fans. Hot as hell in Central Valley of California.  100 at almost 7PM.
Worse tommorrow.  Hope all good with ya.  Some news:

1)  I just heard pre-mastered copy of new song I did a few weeks back called "Connection."  It's a Stones tune, but I patterned my version after Montrose from Paper Money in 1974.  I did enough to it to make it my own with good harmonies and the Human touch I always put on stuff.  Not sure what I will do with track yet, but for sure will play it on future podcast in the near future.

2)  I have a couple of Human Project tracks on my new podcast I did today.  They open the show, so you don't have to wait long. If you are in party mood, just listen to the whole thang. Here is da link.

https://thehumanproject.podomatic.com/

3) I updated my song "Evil on the Loose," and made a new video to go with it.  I don't care for intolerance, hate, bigotry and extremism so I go after it and call it out.  You can check it out here if ya like.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNxyAADxzmA&t=147s


Appreciate my fans world-wide.  I fly hot and heavy under they radar, but  you keep me going and keep my music out there.  After all you are the real fans that like real music.


Peace and Love to Ya.



The Human

6 CD' released from 2006-2017.



Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Video of Week., Misc.

The video of the week is "Mescaline Alley."  This is one of The Human's more recent songs recorded in his home studio, with AC Myles providing some searing lead guitar work.  The Human loves 60's trippy music and this is just one of those tracks. The accompaning video further highlights and elevates the mood.  So take a trip down Mescaline Alley.  At the end, there is a dumpster and by it, a big wooden door.  Go on in.  That's where the party is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gAewUXgH8c



*********************************************************************************

A few pics of Kings Canyon National Park. One of The Human's favorite places.  He was just there with family and friends.


Dusk. Gettin ready for some eats.


Sunlight Through the Sequoia's


Bridge across Kings River.  Up further is Sheep's Creek
Campsite.


Grizzly Falls


Our national parks are treasures protected due to legislation spurred 
on by Teddy Roosevelt with the urging of John Muir.  Without these
protections all the Redwoods and beauty would be long gone.








Friday, June 15, 2018

TGIF Miscellaneous

Happy Weekend.

Going camping up in Kings Canyon National Park. 3 hour drive from Clovis, CA. Love it there.

Kings River flows by campsite.  Big Redwoods. Beautiful Mountains. People come from all over the world. Still use a tent and good air mattress.  Too many people with generators now..the new generation...they are running and spoiling the ambiance of nature.  Rookies.


View From Campsite
That's Kings River
Yep Trout.

Campsites all along here.

Typical set-up


Good fishing and good hiking


Put up new video to go with Blowin in the wind.


Peace

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.




Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Video of the Week. June 2018


This week's featured video is "Standing in the Shadows." It is from The Human's first CD, "The Real Stuff," released in 2006.

With 6 CD's released of almost entirely original music, spanning a 12 year period, The Human is often asked what is his personal favorite is.  It doesn't take him long to answer with "Standing in the Shadows."  Most don't know that there was a CD prior to the Real Stuff.  It was recorded in Porterville, CA in 2005. The studio had a big board and used analog tape.  3 songs came from the Porterville sessions and actually made it onto The Real Stuff CD in 2006. They were simply remixed and remastered.  The quality of the Porterville sessions were not up to what the Human wanted, especially when it came to the drums.  So the tapes were ultimately taken to Fast Traxx in Fresno and dumped into Pro-Tools and drums were upgraded. In the case of Standing in the Shadows, a sax was added during one of the solo parts that wasn't there before. Now, what makes Standing in the Shadows even more interesting is that is almost was never recorded. It was the last song attempted from these sessions. None of the band had even heard the song. The Human had a rough copy of it he did from his own studio. He played it at the studio for the guys and then the basic track was cut in one take.  So, magic definately happened, the song is somewhat of a miracle.  The engineer brought in Joanne Stephens to put harmonies and back-up vocals on the track. Her work further elevated the song.  Remixed and remastered at Fast Traxx in Fresno, you have the final version of Standing in the Shadows.  It's a powerful, emotional song about being stuck in a bad relationship for way too long.  Thus the title, "Standing in the Shadows."  Human calls it his rock anthem. The video and pictures go pretty well with the track to add to its impact and feel.  So, from 2006, The Real Stuff, please check out, "Standing in the Shadow's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6vedmYpTv4


The Human remembers this pic well. Why?
Because they are playing Standing in the Shadows.



6 CD's from 2006-2017
99% original songs.


Get Humanized.



Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Music, Philosophy. Random Musings.

How does a relatively obscure artist that lives in a quiet town in the Central Valley of California manage to sell quite a bit of music domestically and internationally?

Nothing happens overnight.  Lots of work goes into all the songs.  Attention to detail. Attention to the small things that go into a track. Shakers, harmonies, balance. Emphasis on quality. Emphasis on uniqueness.

Good lyrics.  Lyrics that tell stories people can relate too. Things they have done. Things they have thought about doing.  Things that make them smile. No cheesy lyrics. No fluff. No songs clearly put out that are shallow and superficial that an 8th grader could write.  Human songs and lyrics come from living through interesting times. Listening to tons of music over the years. Going through many life experiences. It all surfaces one way or another in the music.

Marketing, Persistence. Consistency. I take no one or nothing for granted. I promote my music on many different sites. I take no site for granted. Even on sites where I get little response, I promote it there. You know why? Many still read it. They may choose for whatever reason not to comment, but they read it.  You can't sell shit if you don't take time to promote it.  I take no fan for granted. Anyone that takes the time to make a comment on my music, I thank them personally.  They are fans. They are the ones that buy and download the music. They deserve respect. They spread the word.

Unique rhythm guitar and style. While The Human is not an A List guitar player especially lead, his rhythm style makes and helps define his songs. Many have told him this. There is no Human Project without his rhythm guitar work, lyrics, and production and arrangement of each song.  It is unique, a big reason for sales of his music.

Nothing really happens overnight.  Unless you are lucky. Have a big label to back you, that throws marketing muscle behind you.  Have management. (can be shaky)  The Human has not played live in years (that's another blog lol) While this would certainly help promote and spread his music, he still manages to sell.  He compensates by paying attention to everything he has written about here.

So here we are. 6 CD's released from 2006-2017.  This has only happened because the music is noticed.  That is a driving force to continue on.  So, thanks to the fans for taking time to listen. Appreciate.  Purchase.  In one way or another, efforts will be made to keep da Human Project stuff flowing your way.

Peace


The Human was nominated by an artist from Louisiana soon after the release
of The Real Stuff in 2006.  Award was granted soon after.


The Human 2017.










Sunday, June 10, 2018

Blowin in the Wind

For some reason I decided to listen to Bob Dylan's "Blowin in the Wind," the other day. I was struck by the lyrics and even moved by them.  Much of what he is writing about in 1962, well... its still "blowin in the wind today." Even worse.  Not a very good commentary on progress of our world as a civilization and as a people.  Wars. Hate. Intolerance. Much driven by religion. A paradox? Yeah.

I took a crack at the song. It is rough around the edges, has blemishes and imperfections.  But I just wanted to do it. I am printing the lyrics below.  In the year 2018, things should not still....be "blowin in the wind." My version can be found here on my podomatic show today.
Peace.

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/thehumanproject/episodes/2018-06-10T04_31_03-07_00


How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.
How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.
How many years can a mountain exist
Before it's washed to the sea?
Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free?
Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head,
Pretending he just doesn't see?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

Bob Dylan



Saturday, June 9, 2018

First CD The Real Stuff

Most of you know The Human Played in bands during high school from 1967-1969.  The Anonymous Five, Trans Love Airway, and Black Earth. All these bands were excellent. Often times they were paired with bigger older groups.  They opened for The Commonwealth in Hanford in 1967. The Commonwealth was fronted by Tom Johnston who went on to Doobie Brother fame.  After High School. Loyd went off to college and the music from a playing standpoint was over for him. Oh he still listened to plenty, but no more giggin. So from approxiamately 1969-2004 The Human was inactive and not playing. This is a 45 year period.  In 2004 he met some guys in his neighborhood and he was invited to jam with them. This this started the ball rolling toward him playing again. He met a few key players. He purchased a Boss BR 1600 that had 8 tracks and a drum machine and he started writing using this. He had no idea of the songs were anygood or not. His guitar chops were, to say the least...rusty.  In a few months time he had written Jimmy's Juke Joint, Ridin This Train, Red Vette Roll, Standing in the Shadows, Working Too Hard, Hi Fallutin Momma and Headin for Tennessee.
So he decided to roll the dice and go into a recording studio with them.  Some of the guys he had been jamming with he took with him.  The sessions that went down in 2006 became The Real Stuff.
He sent it to Gateway Mastering in Portland, Maine and Adam Ayan mastered it and it has a nice warm sound. Once this CD was put into distribution channels The Human was in for a surprise, because it hit pretty big in Europe, especially Be Goode Records in Bern, Switzerland.  So, The Human was off and running temporarily at least.  He took some gigs at Stanford and some local gigs. but chemistry with some band members caused this temporary roll to grind to a halt from a playing live perspective.  But understand that The Real Stuff is an excellent CD. Raw, and da good Human lyrics and driving beats. It also would catapult him forward to the next one, Human Project II, Humanize in 2008 that he will discuss in a future blog.

Track Listing:

Hi Fallutin Momma
Ridin This Train
Headin For Tennessee
Stormy Night In Texas
Jimmy's Juke Joint
Workin Too Hard
Standing in the Shadows
Red Vette Roll

All of these tracks are available at spotify, ITunes and all distribution sites. The physical CD is available at CDBaby.  If you know the human at all he will send you one signed for $20.00. There are not many copies of The Real Stuff left. It is becoming a collectors item.



The Real Stuff 2006


Link to The Real Stuff Physical CD.
https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/humanrocks2

The Human has a really good core fan base. They dig his style and lyrics that tell good stories. No cheesy lyrics..its real music. Over time fans world-wide will sniff out good music like they did The Human.  His fans are the best.

http://www.humanrocks.net






Thursday, June 7, 2018

Friday Thang TGIF

The Human getting serious about Friday's. It all started while he was in college.  Classes all week, bustin ass, then when Friday would roll around it would be about cold beer and rock and roll. Lots of both. This continued on through college and even after. Fridays are Fridays. Time to celebrate and party with some cold ones and good music and The Human had plenty. It's one of the reasons he got the nickname, "The Human."  So its only natural that he would write a song all about this and call it........"Friday Thang."  The lyrics tell the story big time. He also made a youtube video that goes with it pretty well too.  So see what Fridays used to be all about back in the day.  Is it that way today? Nah. Don't think so.  For a variety of reasons.  But check out Friday Thang video. The song is available for download at almost all major music distribution sites.

Friday Thang
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AllVE-WhER8

Friday Thang
Words and Music by The Human. From Last Train Out, 2011.

The Human                          Vocals and Guitar
Dwayne Janzen                    Lead Guitar
John Dees                             Bass
Tom Scott                             Keyboards
Chuck Hernandez                 Drums

Recorded at Cobalt Studio. Fresno, CA 2011.

Produced by The Human and Rafael Carmony.



The Human Project
Real Music.




Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Video of the Week

Taliban Man

The Human has started to put up what he calls a YouTube "Video of the Week."  Of course it will feature one of his songs. Last week he put up "Politics."  This week the video is based on his song "Taliban Man." written in and around 2009.  The song gives a bit of visual history surrounding the Afghan war and The Taliban.  This was a hard track for the Human to release.  He keeps it low key as he can. He does have some fear of reprisals in some form because of it.  He points the mindset of The Taliban. He points out some of our involvement in Vietnam, there are parallels. Then he points out our effort there and why this also takes on a Vietnam like aura.  The poignant last line sums it all up.
"And Taliban Man just sits and waits. Just like the Cong he filled with hate." 17 years there. We just keep sending our men and women over despite and campaign or political rhetoric you might here.
Our youth and students, not sure they can point out Afghanistan on a map. Not sure they understand the politics surrounding the war. The Geo-Political history of the region. Might help. Yes I taught all that.

Friends and fans of The Human Project, Enjoy Taliban Man from Best of the Human Project 2010.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eGe6hp4QcM

This track was recorded on a Boss BR 1600 digital recorder in his home studio. The Human Plays all the instruments.


The Human taught High School history and government from 1975-1995.


The Human Project


6 CD's Released.
2006-2017
Get on board The Human Project Train.
Real Music.


Peace









Monday, June 4, 2018

Top Downloads for May 2018.

Top 5 Downloads for May 2018

Not much change in the top downloads for the month of May. 46 different Human Project Tracks were downloaded, and The Human wrote 44 of them. Highway 58 did climb to the number 2 spot and Running from the Shotgun from "Last Train Out," 2011 made it up to #3. High Anxiety kept a firm grip on #1, a spot it rarely relinquishes. Overall another good month of download sales. Human Project fans are the best, an international fan base and they recognize a lot of hard work goes into the songs.

Top Five Downloads

High Anxiety                                Human Project II, Humanized 2008
Highway 58                                  Humanize 2017
Running From the Shotgun          Last Train Out 2011
Requiem For Washington            Last Train Out 2011
Bad Luck                                      Best of The Human Project 2010


The Human has released 6 CD's from 2006-2017.

The Real Stuff                              2006
Human Project II, Humanized     2008
Best of The Human Project          2010
Last Train Out                              2011
Human's Last Stand                      2014
Humanize                                      2017

His songs are on almost all music distribution sites. Below is link to his website.


Currently
The Human has been working on recording a "cover song," at Pyramid Studio in Fresno. Most of you know that he rarely does covers, in fact out of 6 CD's only 2 covers.  This one is a Rolling Stones song from "Between The Buttons, 1967" mostly written by Keith Richards called "Connection,"  but the version he is working on is patterned more after the Montrose version from Paper Money in 1974.  He always loved that version and preliminary reports indicate that his version of just frickin outstanding or he would not be messing with it. Stay tuned for updates.




http://www.humanrocks.net

The Human Project
Real Music
No Cheesy lyrics
Old School Feel
Get yo boogie on.









Friday, June 1, 2018

History of the Human Project



This is a cool YouTube Video kinda outlining a visual history of The Human Project.  It really started in about 2005.  "The Human," got the nickname in is early 20's. He was a live wire, always had good music. Knew all the lyrics. A force of nature when it came to partying and cranking up tunes.  So late one night, one of his friends called him THE Human and it stuck.  When he goes into a recording studio no matter who he takes in,  the result is called The Human Project. He writes all the songs, produces, or co-produces, finances and markets all of it.  100% of his success comes from you. The fans.  It's a damn cool story.


History of The Human Project

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OAlz5U198k




The Human
6 CD's released.
2006-2017.
A small army of cool fans.  
It's a damn good time.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Politics


Politics


The Human originally wrote this song in around 2012 or so. Just as today, gridlock, bickering, partisanship, and a lack of compromise dominated.  He recorded it and it landed on his 2014 CD, Human's Last Stand.  In 2017 things were getting even worse, so he re-recorded it in his home studio with AC Myles providing lead guitar work. It is a sparser and rawer version, which the Human believes is a superior one to the original.

The lyrics are poignant and even biting.  Here are a couple of excerpts.

"Can't talk about no politics, or ideology. Can't talk about religion, I think thats plain to see. Can't find no equilibrium, ain't no compromise in sight. It's bitter, bitter, bitter. Everyone things they are right.

"You know there's drought and famine. Floods and lots of quakes, But man's too busy fightin, spreadin all his hate. I pray for all our children. I pray it's not too late. We're all in this together. We shouldn't hesistate."

Politics. YouTube.
The Human




The Human
6 CD's from 2006-2017.
99% original music.

A small little army of fans world-wide who are jumping on
The Humanized Train.




Peace




Friday, May 25, 2018

Mescaline Alley


Mescaline was part of the 60's drug culture. Many called it LSD's little brother.  It is derived from the cactus plant (peyote) while LSD is created in a "lab" environment.  The 60's drug or counter culture was interesting and much good music came from it.  It was laced into the fabric of the time, like it or not.  The Human was in high school during this time, and played in very good rock bands from 67-69.  While he did not indulge in these mind-trips, he found the entire scene fascinating and the music awesome.  It is only natural that some of these experiences from this period would get incorporated into his music today, just as many things from this time are. The key to the uniqueness of his music is so much exposure to so music music over decades that he has shaped and made his own.


This brings us to" Mescaline Alley."  A tale of a man with an extremely good buzz ending up walking down a fascinating alley that leads him an isolated big wooden door next to a dumpster. Inside?  A trippy scene of music and lights beyond his wildest imagination.  So, take a listen. Take a trip down "Mescaline Alley."

Video Link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gAewUXgH8c

Mescaline Alley was recorded on a Boss BR-1600 digital recorder.
The Human Plays the following on this track.
Acoustic Guitar
Bass
Fender Strat Rhythm
Conga's
Percussion
All Vocals

His friend AC Myles put down The searing Lead Guitar part using The Human's Strat.

From 2006-2017 The Human has released 6 CD's of almost entirely original music.  His music is real and unique and that is what endears his small little army of fans to it.  

You can be a big help by liking videos and even subscribing.

The Human's Website

http://www.humanrocks.net



Peace



Sunday, May 13, 2018

High Anxiety


High Anxiety is from Human Project II, Humanized recorded over a 8 month stretch in 2008.  The Human worked with Dana Long in Visalia, and this cd is a result of their collaboration, persistence and hard ass work.  Dana Long added so much to the quality of the CD from Drums to lead guitar work. There are some stellar tracks on here and one is High Anxiety, one of the Human's top downloads every month.  The final product was sent to Sterling Sound In NYC and mastered by Steve Fallone.  This is a quality CD. Steve Fallone included it in his list of clients for that year.



Dana Long and The Human
2008.
Making of Human Project II, Humanized.


Here is a link to new video that features High Anxiety.




The Physical CD can be purchased at CDbaby.


Thanks for supporting Human Project Music.  No big advertising budgets. No big label.  Just the fans who spread the word.  The best fans. Love and Peace.



Thursday, May 10, 2018

Fans and Miscellaneous


Thanks for a strong response to another one of Human's Shows on Podomatic featuring his music.
He rarely does shows of his music exclusively, but does on occasion.

The Human has hosted Human's show for over 8 years. He plays a variety of music from his personal collection of music.  He has listeners from all over the world. Below is the link if you wanna get in on the party.

http://thehumanproject.podomatic.com/


Many people from all over the world download The Human's music.  Some go the extra mile and buy the physical CD.  Below are some pics of loyal Human Project fans.  Some dug the music so much they wanted a T shirt too.  So......they got one and got themselves Humanized.


Eros
Torino, Italy

           
Jan
Teplice Czech Republic
Greetings from Czech Rep. Thanks for the message from you .Let me congratulate you for your unique blues-rock music style which combine of the seventies music with decent southern-rock flavor. When I listen Fast Train track from your last cd it´s like J.J.Cale was standing in front of me. Jan 


Mario
Castelnuovo, Belbo
Northern Italy


The Human has released 6 CD's from 2006-2017.  99% of the tracks are original compostions. His fan base has steadily grown over the years.  He can be found on most all music distribution sites.



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