An entirely iMAGiNARY band with very real songs!
The Imaginary 8 The Girl's One Woman Band started when I woke up one morning in 2000 with a strange dream still bouncing around in my head. I sat down at the new Mac computer that I only had for a few months and composed my first song: The Onion Man's House Dream. You can listen to it down at the bottom of this page.
After that, I thought it would be fun to create an imaginary band, which was originally named to be "Ate" was in the place of what is now the numeral "8". But that was making it one character too long for the MySpace text field at the time. So, I changed it to 8. It's still too long, but oh well about that! It is what it is.
Then, it became a strange issue on a few vender sites, so I changed it to be "The Imaginary 8" in a few places. Even providing a different cover for my first album, "Huh?". So be it for that.
And then, I made a cartoon and eight imaginary band members wouldn't fit, so I figured, if an 8 was sliced in half vertically, it would be a 3. So there are now three imaginary band members. Such is the power of having an imaginary band: I can do anything with it that I want to, considering all three or eight or eight-hundred would all still only be me. I do not have any idea which "genre" my music fits in. It is all instrumental and experimental to me. I wish someone who has heard them would clue me in.
So, I was getting into it more and more. I invested in Garageband Jam Packs and that was my big escape into music (along with art, writing and all the other things that interested me both then and now). At the end of December 2006, I found out that one of my songs...Survival Skills... a song that I put on the old garageband dot com website, that sadly no longer exists, had been given a few "of the week awards" in the Experimental Electronica category...that I found about on Christmas Day...which was a really good day for me to find out....Best Programming (using Apple's GB2 software...of course), Most Original, Best Mood, and also Most Potential Soundtrack. Needless to say, I was in shock! That made me feel really good. It was an outstanding Christmas gift for sure. I recently made a really cute and funny video to showcase Survival Skills. You can find it here: Dancing Your Truth.
By the time 2011 rolled around, I had enough songs to produce my first ever music CD, that I titled "Huh?" because although the songs were randomly composed over a decade, they all mysteriously fit together so well. Huh? What's with that?
You can buy the album on Amazon and on iTunes, but you can listen to it on Spotify!
Peace & Love to you all.
Strange Girl ~ coming soon!
01 - The Window
02 - Staring Out
03 - The Vision of the Silver Cords
04 - We Two Who Dream Together
05 - Wet Shoes
06 - Communication's Breakdown
07 - Survival Skills
08 - Where Did All The Time Go?
09 - The Onion Man's House Dream
10 - We
1 1 - Robert, I Hope You Know I Love You
1 2 - The Evolution of Soul
There are certain kinds of rainy and snowy days when I feel inspired to immerse myself into the making of a little music video for one of my experimental electronica instrumental songs.
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