Tagged: soldier

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Soldier Poet Writes Music with AKAI LPK25 During Afghanistan Deployment

[Kandahar, Afghanistan 38°C] All these songs were written and recorded while deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 using AKAI’s LPK25 mini synth and Logic Pro. The LPK is smaller than a laptop and was something I could fit in my ruck. I basically carried it with me everywhere I went. It was like the best $75 bucks I ever spent. All these tracks were recorded using the LPK , including the drum parts which I tapped out using ultra-beat. The next step is now that I am home (on leave) is to pick up my bass and record the bass parts...

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Soldier Poet Blogs Before Overseas Deployment

I am a soldier on active duty with the Canadian Forces who just happens to be a published poet. Most of the troops I serve with don’t know that I even write. In this blog, I aim to post irregular updates on my progress towards getting my current poetry published, raising a family, and deploying overseas in a combat role. I welcome your input/replies. I use the name/avatar/nom de plume ‘soldierpoet‘ as a means to provide me with some creative freedom IOT (that’s military speakism for ‘in order to’) write what I want in my poetry without having to worry...