Who Am I?

Toney, Alabama, United States
Software Engineer, Systems Analyst, XML/X3D/VRML97 Designer, Consultant, Musician, Composer, Writer

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Urge for Going

This song was on my solo play lists for all the early years I was a performer in the local clubs and restaurants. I'd learned it from the cover by George Hamilton IV on a 45 my family owned. I wouldn't know about Joni Mitchell for some years to come. It was the evocative haunting imagery that captured me and remained with me.

A few days ago I decided to cover it with friend, RickVan Nostrand. A song of the season so to speak.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Len Bullard Interviewd on Spice Radio

This was great fun.  I was interviewed about music, the local scene, etc. on a podcast.


Spice Radio!!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tired Of Chasing Rainbows

From the vault, this was our first song to get decent airplay in the local stations. Made on a Fostex quarter inch eight with one good mic and a lot of chutzpah, we were having fascinating times. From Ground Level Sound, The Evolution of Cool, Tired Of Chasing Rainbows.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Ne Me Quitte Pas (If You Go Away) (Brel - McKuen)

I arranged and recorded this wonderful song by Jacques Brel and Rod McKuen as a study in Brel's style as applied to small orchestra, guitar and voice.   The choice of actress came out of my wife telling me it has a film noir feel, so it came down to Audrey Hepburn or Barbara Stanwyck.   Audrey wins for the French taste and well... expression.

French is one of two classes I flunked in my first year at college.  Apologies for my lack of skill, but I chalk it up to nothing is ever wasted and one never knows what might come in handy years later. :)


Sunday, October 13, 2013

How To Navigate The River of Life

An old friend commented on the scene on my Facebook page. It is a screen snap from a virtual reality album I created called "The River of Life". It is on the web at the address below.

You will require a plugin or browser that can render VRML97. A suggestion is the Blaxxun browser at BitManagement
 (if others work, please say).

To experience the world:

 1. Copy the URL into your browser address box.
 2. Let the world load completely. You will hear music.
 3. If you have Blaxxun, right click and choose view my avatar.
 4. Put your avatar on the boat or right click and select Viewpoints/The Boat.

The Boat will take you to the entrance to the temple grounds. Go to the woman on the bridge. When she refuses yoo,
 touch her heart and you are bound to her. Whatever she worships, touch. When she has taught you all
 she knows of love, she will release you to roam the world freely.


If the project interests you, there is a tutorial about this project including code examples in the first articles of this blog/

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Softly As I Leave You

This is a style study for me, working out the arrangement of classic jazz ballads by ear and arranging them so I can record them. Thanks Eydie. Vaya con dios.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Enough of Me

Do you feel that since you got the Internet you just haven't had a minute alone?

Saturday, June 22, 2013

The Call

A fractured fairy tale. Lyric below. :)

Radiant creatures surely come
Dawn will be your way
The time for this has come around


See you on the gentle lane
Friend to you at last
Every thought is slipping to the past

Empty only call my name
Waiting for the man
Time and all the things you wait for go
Fade away

Maybe, I’ll be here to sleep
You will cross the empty sea
Arriving now and waiting for
The Call.
The Call."

len bullard - june 2013