American Barns is a screensaver with music that contains 34 Hi-resolution photos of American Barns. Blindside was recorded in an old stone house in Northern Sardenia Italy on a hill known as Candela. The house originally a grainery was built in the 1700's and is where I lived while stationed on the USS Simon Lake AS-33. Our ship while forward deployed out of La Madalena Italy a small Island off the Northern Tip of Sardenia enjoyed a clear view of the French Island of Corsica. The USS Simon Lake provided support to both submarine and surfaces ships and traveled throughout the Mediteranian region as well as an unusual deployment to the Persian Gulf via the Suez Canal and the Red Sea. Both guitar parts were performed and recorded by me on my Takamine NP-15C taking full advantage of the reflective stone walls. If you listen closely you may hear my dogs Gunner & Grizzly playing in the background. There are actually two guitar parts. The first one is a rhythm track recorded in dropped D tuning and the second being the lead guitar part. The recording was intended to be a test of what was at the time a new microphone and recording system. As it turns out, it is my first ever digital recording and one of the best performances ever captured. A few days after the guitar recording a good friend of mine wrote lyrics and delivered an intense vocal perfomance that I was able to capture as well. That version may appear on an up coming CD being readied for release now.