Scott Dunbar

Scott Dunbar
Scott is a singer, songwriter and one man band extraordinaire from Prince George, BC who is now living in Montreal. Like anyone he’s trying to figure out what its all about. When he finds out he’ll let you know by stomping out songs about it with as much fire as he can muster. Right now he’s in Montreal busking at the Berri Uquam and Mont-Royal Metro stations most days and looking for cool gigs and other musicians to leech off of when not reading about how well and truly music can save all our souls…(Checkout The Mozart Effect and other books by Don Campbell…) as well as getting into plenty of trouble like most other humans. A NOTE ON MY «CRAPPY» RECORDING (a DIY manifesto) The recording of my first «album» was done completely live with one mic in one morning. I understand completely that its not what many people would expect, but I’m also very proud of what’s on it. It was originally just going to be a quick demo of a few songs but I ended up recording 9 out of ten of them in about 3 hours, and I felt it was a really good snapshot of where I was at the moment. So basically its a ten song demo… A better recording is the crux of what makes a lot of musicians into dayjob slaves, and less seasoned musicians. They work their asses off for usually up to two years to pay for ten songs that will sound «big time» enough to get them on the radio… working and not playing enough, not writing enough, at the end of which they aren’t really qualified to do anything except play those ten songs and whine about not getting more credit for their album, which has usually become outdated relative to what is «hot» in the meantime. The sound of a quick homemade recording is an acquired taste, but rest assured, it is the sound of independence. In the end its clear that you can’t turn it up and rejoice in quadrophonic bliss, but I think you’d agree there’s something different about it, wouldn’t you? Rest assured I am going to strive for better quality in the future, (with microphone separation) but I think that the idea of radio-perfect tunes is killing real musicianship, and in the end I’m a lot more interested in the songwriting, and in the performance that has actually been played than in what kind of epic glorious fandangoes can be created with engineers and studios and (ICK! ) computers and all the rest. I know my viewpoint is a bit eccentric, but mainly people have remarked that they love the recording exactly because its so do-it-yourself, and I think as a music fan I cound myself among that camp as well. thanks to Naveen for inspiring this little rant…