Song 40 – Deal With It

Ever have an exasperating day? One where the only release is to bang on drums (real or air*) as loud as you can until you’re completely exhausted? Well, that’s what this song is for.

A few months ago a friend had a terrible day. He’d gotten in trouble at work for, of all things, being friendly. Not too friendly, not creepy – just nice. That was enough to rub a co-worker the wrong way. My pop used to say, “some people eat nails for breakfast”, and I think that explains the situation.

Well, you can guess what happened next – within a few days I demoed this song for the band, a few weeks later we played it at Mystery brewing and now we’ve finally recorded it.


Photo by Carol Bales.

In this case, we went to our studio of choice, Warrior Sound, and knocked everything out in a very fun afternoon. As always, Al dialed in our sound super quickly and captured the energy that comes with a new song. The goal was to move fast and let our emotions carry the day, and I think that’s what we got.

I hope everyone has a great month. However, if you have a bad day, at least you’ve got a new song to sing and play along with (here’s the song sheet).


Also, you may have noticed the new kittens in the video, Red and Poe! The’ve been non-stop entertainment and cuteness.

* Personally, I prefer my set of vintage air drums. I got them super cheap at a pawn shop a few years back.

4 thoughts on “Song 40 – Deal With It

  1. Barbara Kelley says:

    Love it all! The new song, the arrangements, the entertaining Red & Poe! What fun! Love, Barbara

    1. Josh says:

      Hooray! I’m glad you like it all. Red and Poe are the best!

  2. Fletcher says:

    I LOVE this song, Josh. Love the sound and direction!!!

    1. Josh says:

      Thanks Fletcher!!! I tell everyone how much fun my songs are to record, but this one was super fun. I mean, check out those killer drums!!!! Blazing guitars and driving bass! Rock and roll!!!

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