Posts Tagged ‘Donak RV


Demo for November: ‘Blazing Skies’

So far I’ve held to my commitment: one song as a demo per month and one Munhwa Experience cartoon per week since going through my brief ‘mid-age crisis’. The latest demo is somewhat of a knee-jerk reaction to America’s election of Donald Trump and my fears for state of our planet -not just with global warming but general pollution problems. Personally, as an Australian, I’m also concerned about natural gas fracking and the damage it as on underwater reservoirs.

Anyways, he’s the song which I’ve uploaded on to Soundcloud and Reverbnation. I’ve written the lyrics below.

(Verse 1)
Once in a past time, I laughed and held your hand.
Once in an old world, we cared less.
Once many a day gone, we surfed a rising curve
Once many a day gone, we lived like kings.

(Bridge 1)
Now I see the wrinkles round your eyes as you just shrug your shoulders
Now we stoop and watch the streams go by

Don’t look back now Keep on moving closer
Towards the future that’s stopped smiling at us

(Verse 2)
In the halcyon days, we lived on borrowed time
In the halcyon days, we roamed the world

(Bridge 2)
Now those days are gone and I’m alone and your whole face is fading
Now there’s nothing left but memories

Don’t look back now Keep on moving closer
Towards the future that’s stopped smiling at us

(Bridge 3)
Now we’re treading washed up waters sliding down a downward curve
Now we feel the heat from blazing skies


End of a Blog…

Off Topic No Words

I’ve decided to ‘decommission’ this blog as I focus my efforts elsewhere. I’ll leave it up for maybe 6 months or a year, and then if the view stats are limp will mostly likely delete the whole blog. I know I could just keep it up, but in this world of so much white noise on the internet, it bothers me that I’m adding to it if there’s no purpose.

Regarding my music and demos, I may start something under my muso name ‘Donak RV’, though it could be just a Facebook page or something. At the moment I have a presence on Twitter and Soundcloud which I will continue for my demoes…

I will continue the ‘Struggling Muso’ cartoon series over at Munhwa Experience, and you can follow it under the Strugmo category (or at Of course you can buy the book of the first two annals from this blog on iTunes.

MH3 Promo


Mastered track…

Here it is, a song I got professionally mixed and mastered. But I won’t sell it, it’s available for download on Soundcloud -too much of a hassle to put up on iTunes and other sites, often requiring more payments and fees while I don’t expect many, if any, people to pay to download it.

The name’s from a screenplay I’m working on, I guess it’s like an accompaniment in my mind.


Myspace come back

I think Myspace been trying to reinvent itself because I checked my account the other day and there’s been lots of changes like the left to right scrolling action. Anyway, I didn’t see much press about it until I did a specific search, and found this. But I thought I’d upload my latest song onto it just to see how things go…


Demo for October

This is the first demo for October which was done on Garageband. I also have another demo for October 2013, but done on Reaper software. Reaper’s a bit more technical to use (I find) and not so geared to just loops and beats like Garageband. It’s inhouse synth is pretty primitive, but it’s for that reason I like to play around with it.

And here’s a gag…

Strugmo hit in can


Taipei Loitering

I’m still in Taipei, loitering in a cheap hostel before I head over to Japan to start my teaching contract.


Since I don’t have access to a guitar at the moment I’ve been using Garageband and Reaper to bring my music musings into play.  My latest ‘amatreunic’ tracks are on Soundcloud:



Latest demo called “Release Me” up on Myspace

Release Me (demo) by Donak RV 128 kbps.mp3

I’ve just put this up on Myspace, and I’ll put it up on Soundcloud soon…