My name is Brant Buckley and I have been practicing Kriya Yoga and energy healing for over 10 years. I have been aware of the paranormal for some time now. I am a musician too and I did a lot of spiritual channeling and tried bringing Blues ghosts onto the recording of my new song. “Times Strange” is an ode to the Delta Blues Masters in particular Skip James. I have gone to all of the old Blues Graves in the Chicago area: Muddy Waters, Big Bill Broonzy, Jimmy Reed, Howlin’ Wolf, and Willie Dixon. Their ghosts and shadows are my teachers. I wanted to create something very haunting and ghostly in a Bluesy kind of way. The only 2 Blues guys that I am aware of who have done this are Skip James and Robert Johnson; there is another non-human entity on their Blues recordings if you really are aware and open. There is such an eerie beyond spooky haunting sound that takes part with the recording. That is the ghostly energy I tried channeling and had to really put myself into a very deep trance state to get there. My soul took a trip down south to the past where all the Blues originators are from in the meditation. There was another spirit with me as well. I am not sure if Skip James or Robert Johnson consciously did this when recording. It is up to the listener to hear if I achieved what I was going after. I tried my best.
Also, I filmed the music video at St. James Farm in Warrenville, IL. The McCormick family used to own it. It’s a 600-acre piece of property now open to the public with barns from the 1930s. During the shooting of the music video, I heard footsteps behind me and fences creaking and making funny sounds when there was no wind and no one was around. I hope that added some extra spookiness to an already haunting song.
Submitted by Brant Buckley
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