Back after a year
I realize that it's been a year since I last posted
here. Please accept my apology but I've been very busy with
life in general and with recording producing my CD "My
Other Love". It's now released and can be found on CD Baby,
iTunes and Spotify. You can check it out on www.nermark.com.
Recording my new CD
Some of you have sent me mails asking for updates,
i.e. new tunes to jam along with. There will be few if any new
tunes until Christmas as I'm presently very busy with recording
my new CD and doing a few film projects. I do have a lot of
ideas for new songs so keep looking in here as there may be
something for you.
The 2012 FUZZ Guitar Show - read my report
Read my report from one of the most happening events
of the year for us guitar players. It's a weekend full of fun,
friends, great gear and good music. Look under Journo's Journeys.
"Hit On One" - new tune and backing track
This is basically a 12-bar blues but heavily disguised
as a funk tune and to make it slightly more interesting I wrote
it in F. You will find it in the Funk section.
The 2012 NAMM Show - pictures and the infamous Hall
The absolute highlight of my musical year is the NAMM
show in Anaheim, California. Everything good about life is represented
there. Great music, good friends, learning opportunities, nice
instruments, great food and wonderful weather. What part of
all that don't you love? In this report you can watch a load
of pictures of instruments and people and there's also the the
yearly installment of the now infamous Hall E Crawl video I
host for US web site Harmony-Central. Go to Journo's
Journeys and you will share my joy from NAMM.
"Almost Asleep" - new tune and backing track
I love to play a ballad with a dynamic sound. The Kemper
Profiling Amp allows me to do just that. This obviously went
into the Slick Pop section.
"Two Days" - new tune and backing track
I have been beta testing the Kemper Profiling Amplifier
for a few weeks now and I was aksed to post some sound clips.
Here's one of the first. Sort of a Robben Ford style blues and
yes, I put it in the blues section.
"Step On Up" - new tune and backing track
Long time, no hear? I haven't had time to write a lot
this year as I have been busier than ever with my consultant
work. But when I do get some time and the creativiy flows then
you can be sure that a tune and BT will follow. This time it's
a slamming funk track. Have fun with it!
The 2011 FUZZ Guitar Show
A Swedish guitar show with great balance between old
and new gear together with wonderful people and a first class
social scene. You want to have a great time, you come to the
FUZZ Guitar Show. This year had a larger than ever number of
international exibitors so we got to see some really interesting
things not normally seen in your music store. Read about it
in Journo's Journeys!
The 2011 Frankfurt Musikmesse
First NAMM and now Frankfurt? Yup! Two great shows
the same year. Frankfurt is very different from NAMM in so many
ways but both are very interesting. Please read my report in
Journo's Journeys and see for yourself.
"Flower Larger Than The Sun" - new tune and
Many years ago my son came home with a poem he had
written in school. I'm personally not much into poetry but for
some reason his poem sturck something inside and I have always
thought that someday there will come a tune that will have some
part of this poem in the title. And so it came. This tune got
made while inspired by a new Vintage AV3 guitar that surprised
me with its dynamics and versatility. The melody is mine while
the chord progression and arrangement borrows elements from
One More Try by Ole Borud. You will find this tune in the Slick
"Anton's New Snare" - new tune and backing
I never know where the inspiration for my next tune
will come from. This time it was from listening to Anton at
Buller & Bång demoing his new snare. That dude sure
can swing. This tune is located in the Jazz Rock section.
"At Ranchos Palos Verdes" - new tune and backing
Two of my favorite people in this world live in Ranchos
Palos Verdes which is not too far from Anaheim where NAMM takes
place. So while waiting for NAMM I was thinking about them and
the times spent there I all of a sudden I had this tune in my
head. Look in the Slick Pop section.
case you enjoy my backing tracks and want to support my work
with a donation it is very much appreciated and it will make
it easier for me to explain why I spend my time doing this.