Jim Akin : Nine Days Under

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Sell date: 9/2008
Label: CD Baby
Mfg's Catalog#: 5637342
CDC Part#: 1297463
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STORY BEHIND THE ALBUM NINE DAYS UNDER Hello everyone! I just thought I would give a little insight to everyone about myself and why my album is called Nine Days Under. I have been playing and writing music my whole life, starting at a very young age. After playing in a few amateur bands over the years I realized that this was not where I wanted to be at this point in my life. So, I slowly got away from the music scene and concentrated on my career as a carpenter. I still played and listened to music, but did it more for self entertainment. My career as a carpenter really took off, but that all came to sudden stop one day. A little over 4 years ago I was in a horrible work related accident. I had fallen through the floor of a house, many feet down, on my head. When the ambulance left the scene that day I was not suppose to make it to the hospital which was only 5 minutes away. I was suffering from major brain and head trauma. I was bleeding on both sides of my brain and my brain was swelling. The doctors decided to place me in a medically induced coma. I was then sedated with numerous amounts of drugs to keep me in that coma which controlled the swelling in my brain. Without being induced I would have died. I was in this coma for 'nine days'. During the time I was sedated I saw and experienced things I will never forget. The day I woke up I was unable to walk on my own or take care of myself. I had to rely on friends and family to help me get back to 'normal'. Since my accident I have rediscovered my love for music and have decided to record my experiences. It has taken me four years to achieve this goal; of writing and playing music for my own album, and completing it. It has been a long journey, but I have learned from it and respected life for what it is. I am proud to have an album that tells the story of this time in my life. I will never forget it. My message to you is to live life at it's fullest and never be afraid to try and achieve your dreams. Posted by Jim Akin at 4:39 AM 0 comments MY MUSICAL INFLUENCES RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, NICKEL BACK, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, ALICE IN CHAINS, LINKIN PARK, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, DISTURBED, METALLICA, PANTEREA, SOUND GARDEN, early PEARL JAM, CHEVELLE, ROB ZOMBIE, NINE INCH NAILS, DAVE MATHEWS BAND, COLLECTIVE SOUL, COLDPLAY, COUNTING CROWS, INCUBUS, JANES ADDICTION, PIXIES, LENNY KRAVITZ, MATCH BOX TWENTY, PRIMUS, SMASHING PUMPKINS, STABBING WESTWARD, SUBLIME, U2, and my early influences.......................AC/DC, AEROSMITH, BOB MARLEY, THE DOORS, ELTON JOHN, JAMES BROWN, LED ZEPPELIN, MUDDY WATERS, BEATLES, WINGS,PINK FLOYD, ROLLING STONES, VAN HALEN, JIMI HENDRIX, and many more both old and new. I would like to think because of my wide range of influences that I have come up with a sound that stands on it's own from rock, metal, pop, alternative, soft, to classical rock and many more. I hopefully have created a sound that not only stands on it's own but makes me unique from all thee others. Posted by Jim Akin at 3:41 AM 0 comments Tuesday, July 22, 2008 THE SONGS 01.LITTLE THINGS This song was inspired by my accident to help people realize that it's the little things in life that are taken for granted. After my accident a lot of the things that we perform everyday were taken away from me for a short period in my life. I had to work and learn those simple skills again. When things like this are taken away from you, you learn to appreciate them a lot more. Never take for granted the simple things in life you never know when they could be taken away. I know I did, don't learn the hard way like I had to. I give you the lyrics to 'LITTLE THINGS' Listen to what I have to say your living life wrong today Life is simple can't you see take a good look at reality that's right, that's right, that's right that's right Take a hit, you shouldn't care turn your cheek, make thee others aware open up a door everything is grand smile at a face, just because you can Little things will make you feel alright you know you should just because you can It's the little little things in lif

Little Things
To Be Alive
Etched in Stone
Wake Up
Here to Show
Without That
Thank You