I’m moving to the East Coast!

by Jon Pinney on January 14, 2013

Hey Everyone,

I have officially decided that I am moving to the East Coast. I have narrowed it down to Washington, D.C. and New York City. I will be visiting both and then making my decision. Wish me luck!

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Merry Christmas 2012!

by Jon Pinney on December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season with all of your family, friends and loved ones. Here is a song I will be singing in a few days in church. The recording is a little rough… it was taken during a rehearsal. I hope you enjoy it anyway. It’s called “Night of Nights” and was written by a wonderful woman, Rosalind M. Luke Crosby. It’s one of my favorite Christmas songs.

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I’m Moving

by Jon Pinney on December 3, 2012

Well the end of the year is approaching, and while I did hope to have my 2nd album done by now, unfortunately it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen.

I will have you know however that I am planning on moving away from Sacramento. It has been a wonderful place these past 6 years, but now I feel like I must go somewhere else to continue my personal development.

The short list of locations includes the following:

New York City
Washington, D.C.
Los Angeles (probably Ventura, Santa Monica, or Huntington Beach)
Salt Lake City
Hawaii

I think I already scratched Hawaii off of the list, but at some point I do hope to live there for longer than a week :)

I will let you know what I decide…

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New Music… On The Guitar

by Jon Pinney on November 15, 2012

Most of the music I write is on the piano. If you look at my first album, every song on there was written on the piano, even if the piano is no longer a main instrument in the arrangement.

Recently I decided that I needed to try writing on the guitar. So far I’ve written a few songs and I really love the way my voice works with the guitar. I’ll have to get some recordings up soon so you can hear.

As a preview, here are titles of the songs I’ve written on the guitar so far:

The cove
Let me be your muse
What love feels like

Will any of these make it onto my 2nd album? We shall see…

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New Digital Sounds: Try This

by Jon Pinney on November 10, 2012

Here is another sound I put together with a friend of mine the other day. I’m still experimenting with Logic and what I can do with it.

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Vocal Only Track: Part 2

by Jon Pinney on November 3, 2012

Here’s another vocal only track that I just recorded. I like the other one better in my previous post, but this one I also think has potential, at least as inspiration for something on my next album.

It’s called: “I don’t know what you want”. That is becoming the theme of my life these days lol… Enjoy!

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New Digital Sounds: Vocals Only

by Jon Pinney on October 27, 2012

As part of the process for recording my 2nd album, I have started working in Logic on some beats and other things. The first sounds I’ve really been happy about came the other day when I decided to write something with only my voice. So, the recording below is a snippet of what could turn into a longer song or maybe just an interlude on my next album, or at least it will be inspiration for something new.

It’s called “Who ever said you’re not good enough”…

I know, the title isn’t that great, but you’ll see those words are pretty much the only words in the recording. Enjoy!

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Brokenhearted – Karmin Cover

by Jon Pinney on October 10, 2012

I wanted to try covering something a little different, so I picked Karmin’s “Brokenhearted”. It’s a different choice for me because there’s some rap in it as well, so you’ll just have to watch and see what I did with it. Enjoy!

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Original Music: God Is Watching From Above

by Jon Pinney on September 11, 2012

Below is a song I wrote a few years back in honor of our troops. It is called “God is watching from above”. I hope you enjoy it and share it with the men and women in your life that have sacrificed for the freedoms we often take for granted in America. To read the lyrics scroll down below the video.

God is watching from above
Lyrics and Music by Jon Pinney

And everything you saw is clear
You don’t really want to be here
The chance the rains will come again is great
As tears stream down a lonely face
You find yourself in another embrace
The future’s not as bright as it used to be

Chorus
And I will stand for you
I will hope for you
And I know that everything will be alright
And I will wait for you
I will pray for you
Cause I know that God is watching from above

Your baby cries to see you go
Cause you walk down the hero’s road
And who knows if you’ll ever come back again
But you know you’ve got something there
Something in the world worth the dare
To stand up and believe that it can change

Chorus
And I will stand for you
I will hope for you
And I know that everything will be alright
And I will wait for you
I will pray for you
Cause I know that God is watching from above

Bridge
And where you are he’ll be there too
Even though I can’t be right there with you
Just close your eyes and you’ll come home
And where you are he’ll be there too
Even though I can’t be right there with you
Just close your eyes and come home

You walk along the windy shore
You look into the cloudy skies and you ask yourself
Is this worth dying for?
A place to live is just a place
Without the ones that give it grace and here we are
We’re waiting here for you

Chorus
And we will stand for you
We will hope for you
And we know that everything will be alright
We will wait for you
We will pray for you
Cause we know that God is watching from above

We will stand
We will hope
We will wait
And we will pray

Cause God is watching
God is watching from above

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In Your Eyes – Peter Gabriel Cover

by Jon Pinney on July 12, 2012

I just posted a new cover that I recorded last night.  I’d love to know what you think.  And if you could, please share :)

Here’s the link: http://youtu.be/aGLqv2qk0eg

Also, check out this picture to see how I lit the room when I recorded. It was actually pretty fun to figure out the lighting piece.

This is how I set up the lighting and video recording

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