Heathers Song

richardasomers wrote on 11/4/2009, 8:50 PM
Title: Hi-Hats
Album: Heathers Song
 In 2006-07 my high school lost 2 girls that attended our school. The first was Julia Curran sister of my friend Mark Curran. The Second Was Heather Gillespie. I never met Heather but I had seen her around school. My good friend Matt Kyte who would later be a part of Before Dawn with me was very close to her and devistated by her passing.
One day when we were in the hallway we hung out I let him play my acoustic guitar and he sang the first verse to this song. I said wow that was great but your guitar part was just power chords. Let me see what I can come up with. That was how it started. We wrote most of the lyrics and I wrote most of the music. 
The next semester we had recording class so we decided to record the song. Marcus another good friend of mine was very close and he played drums in my jazz class so we let him be a part of it. I contributed 8 tracks to this recording and I also mixed it. My second solo in this song is my first ever attempt at improvisation. I think I did alright. Derek Hope another good friend who would also be a member of Before Dawn is a much better guitarist than myself. With that said because we were all such good friends it just fit together perfectly. I did my solos first and didn't do any fast shred stuff so it sounds like dereks solos blew mine away (lol I didn't know it was a competition). Once the mastering was done we gave a copy of the cd to her parents. I hope you like it.

Music and Lyrics Written by Matt Kyte and Richard Somers
Matt Kyte - Vocals
Marcus Merra - Drums
Derek Hope - Guitar Solos
Richard Somers - Acoustic Guitar, Clean Guitar, Bass, Piano/Keyboard, Vocals, Guitar Solos, Mixing/Mastering

Order of Solos and who did them
Richard Guitar Solo then Bass Solo
Derek and Richard at the same time


Former user wrote on 11/4/2009, 9:00 PM
 Great work! Derek plays beautiful!
Rana wrote on 11/5/2009, 12:34 AM
Sorry to hear about your school mates.

I would say that in a very young age you have got all the right tools to explore your natural talent and affinity for music. I can foresee that you will be making history in the field for sure.

This is an excellent collaborative work and you are blessed to have great friends,  your's & Derek solos make it a great pleasure to listen.

redisland wrote on 11/5/2009, 3:09 AM
sehr gute arbeit
gruss dieter

Former user wrote on 11/5/2009, 3:30 AM
Gruss Klaus
siggi_s wrote on 11/5/2009, 3:54 AM
Super gemacht!

G Siggi S.
Spartano wrote on 11/5/2009, 4:39 AM
Klasse! gruss Spartano!

Mein Künstler name ist Spartano 301, meine Freunde nennen mich Joachim, meine Jahrelange Erfahrung in der Musik ist das abmischen ( Mastern ) der Musik.

Mein Musikstill ist sehr breit gefächert, Trance, Dance, Pop, und Rock.

Musik ist für mich ein wichtige Teil meines Lebens, und es macht Spaß immer neue Musiker kennen zu lernen,

lg, von Joachim.


Former user wrote on 11/5/2009, 5:54 AM
 very nice!.
Elfchen wrote on 11/5/2009, 7:45 AM
 Very Nice
     Güässli from Sue
Former user wrote on 11/5/2009, 7:48 AM
gute Arbeit von dir.

mfg Conny
Former user wrote on 11/5/2009, 7:48 AM
hallo richard,

it is always nice if one has like-minded friends, they the music and also pains with one share... and the parents become certainly about that have been glad... an excellent live work of you together... many greetings to you...

Former user wrote on 11/5/2009, 9:36 AM
Former user wrote on 11/5/2009, 10:13 AM
Nice Guitar-Music & Vocals!

A beautyful song!

Very, very nice!

I like your guitar!


Former user wrote on 11/5/2009, 11:28 AM
First: I´m a friend of improvisation of all ideas. It`s a great feeling, to feel what your other parts are feeling in moment and you can play with your soul!!!
I hear a great time here of yesterdays moments. Top.

LG Hans Josef
Guitarjams wrote on 11/5/2009, 11:45 AM
Good song, good work on the instrumentals, First vocals could be stronger couldn't make out what the lyrics were till you joined in at the end. Sounds like a great song.
Frantzi wrote on 11/5/2009, 2:20 PM
Good melody and good instrumental parts, in consideration of the voice with the lyrics this track should be remastered (if possible)....
You know what I mean...
4,5* ,perhaps a potential of 5* or more....
Former user wrote on 11/5/2009, 2:41 PM
It's annother good work you have done by this song ......

LG Sigrid
masni wrote on 11/6/2009, 3:34 AM
Very nice Richard  !     Ciao Carl
TommyG wrote on 11/6/2009, 4:19 AM
The mix could be better, but it´s a marvellous ballad. Well done!
Gone69 wrote on 11/6/2009, 2:59 PM
Hello Richard another good piece of music as me like(love) them.
***** And more.              
MartinJr wrote on 11/6/2009, 3:10 PM
Hello Richard,
a very good song. I like it.
Regards. Martin
Sandro_Glavina_Channel wrote on 11/6/2009, 3:35 PM

Very interesting story about your class experencies...

Fantastic work, excellent outcome !  VERY PROFESSIONAL !!!


Sandro Glavina is an italian composer, named L'Uomo e L'Ombra. The choice of the name derives from the title of the album "L'uomo e l'ombra" of the band "Abstract Music Nuova Esistenza", an experimental group founded by Sandro Glavina together with his friends in the mid-70s.

In the period 2009-2022, L'Uomo e L'Ombra has done 84 albums. The compositions of Sandro Glavina are partly influenced by progressive rock. Sandro has developed a personal style with many experimentations and actualizations. He offers music beyond borders by intertwining different styles in crossover with each other. Prog, psychedelia, classical, post-rock, jazz, pop are some of the influences that dissolve in ambient atmospheres, citations of contemporary music and minimalist nuances. Sandro Glavina aka L'Uomo e L'Ombra plays the music using VSTI synthesizers, keyboards and adds some loops. Sandro isn't a professional musician, composes and plays music just for fun, but his works reach a good outcome, pleasant to listen. L'UOMO E L'OMBRA





J.J.L. wrote on 11/7/2009, 5:10 AM
Un gran tema!...
Former user wrote on 11/7/2009, 6:47 AM
Good music.

Guitorb wrote on 11/7/2009, 11:16 AM
 Very nice. Thanks for including the story behind the song. Not what I was expecting in the "Easy Listening" category. But that's alright,I knew it would be good if it was posted by you.