Good afternoon. Hope all is well with you this holiday season. Had a recording session last night in The Lab to lay vocals for a track I wrote called Chamorrita. The origin of this track goes back to a summer I spent on the island of Guam, on business travel. Guam, although in the South Pacific, is a US Territory, and is, in many ways, very commercialized. The team I was with put in very long hours during the week, and like many of us do here, hit the mall at times for a little shopping etc. I noticed one afternoon that the mall there is no different than the mall here on the mainland, especially with guys checkin’ out girls and vice versa. As I noticed this similarity, the idea came to me about the song. It’s typical, a guy checkin; out this female in the mall, and she knows he’s doin’ it. They island natives are called “chamorros”, which is where I got the name “Chamorrita” from.
I basically fleshed it out on my laptop when I got back to the hotel that afternoon, presented the instrumental to Dan for a listen and he came up with a melody and lyrics, and that’s how the track was born. Here’s a few outtakes (we gotta have fun during the session) and two snippets from the track.
Paranoid? Yeah ok:
Chamorrita- the intro
The guitar solo (in work)
We’ve got one or two more sessions before it’s ready for mixdown…Stay tuned, stay safe.
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So what kind of business did you do on Guam?
Nice of you to stop by. I spent part of the summers of 2007 and 2008 at the naval base doing testing of the NASA satellite antenna systems being built there. I really enjoyed my stay both times. Ironically, on my second flight down, I sat next the wife of one of the island’s major radio personalities and hope to send this song to him for possible airplay. Thanks for commenting.
That’s awesome! I’m glad people outside of the island take interest in the island.
I had a great time both times I was there. Thank you!