Finding a key where the Guitar and Vocal sound good took us all the way up down and around the fret board.
Also, factor in Mr Wizards tuning preferences, the instrument themselves and the idiosyncracies of the human voice (well my voice anyway) and you can see why we spent quite some time on it. I couldn't find anything I liked and went around and around in circles. Bless Brother Bill for his patience.
Local Influences are the theme of this project, we've written a tribute to Richard Clapton. Finding where to place it for the voice is taking time.
Mr Wizard complained that the lyrics are now too complex.
Last week it was 'there are too many La La La's'
Brother Bill has a theory on our next recording, he wants us to do more development out of the studio, using the local digital tools that we have at our disposal.
That's leading to greater complexity.
We got 1.5 guide tracks done at the last session, we have a proposed date for the next batch of recording and the Flamenco session tomorrow.
I'm hoping to get our social media integration agai, I'm live blogging someof this stuff on FB until I do. Use the link.
BTW: Dr Rock joined us yesterday, Local Influences. PL/JC/ Other Cellar Dwellers have been notified. We're celebrating our local community of Muso's and Scallywags.
If you're a Cellar Dweller, you're in Sydney and you want to drop in to a session over the next 3-6 months as we work on SC10 and SC11, sing out, use the contact form.
Meanwhile in the Cellar
Four hours of changing the key, merging ideas and deciding that we're not sure if this works.
Mr Wizard challenged me to come up with something better than La la la (14 of them. I counted). Challenge accepted.Words. So many choices.
For reasons less important than the thought, I'm reminded we're still at war and have been for 16 years.
Roscoe's Boogie is now 10 years old as a song. We've been at war all that time.
When we wrote it I figured it would be relevant a few years, then an artefact.
I heard a good sentence today. We could do with some peace.
Calling Cellar Dwellers
The current project is all about local influences. I've put the word out. Recording sessions are happening. Ask your local cellar feller and come along to a session.
Ding Dong the CD's Dead, it's been in the bin for years.
My Cd Walkman
My old cassettes
Dad's old 8 track
and 1/2 inch'
and wax cylinders
and clay pots and
How's it hanging Gilgamesh?
Here in the Stormcellar Experimental Thought bunker we read words what got wrote on the big electronic wall.
CD's on consignment at Target.
Ah the passing of formats.
Farewell Mr Floppy.
Those born into the digital age with ubiquitous WIFI will ask 'WTF is with those people hanging on to formats'.
there's no signal.
I note with amusement, that 'vinyl' will be guaranteed shelf space for two more years.
Heh. I love too many people who love vinyl to be too snarky, but I will give a wry smile at the Vinylista out there going YEAH I TOLD YOU WE'D OUTLAST CD'S.
I love digital.
Love it love it love it. It's easy. It's fast. It's got flaws you can festishise about later when it's replaced by QUASI DIMENSIONAL UNDERFLUN...yeah you get it.
Plus ca change, plus ca meme.
Music. Been with us for some time. Will be with us a while longer. Formats will change. Formats influence music.
The digital age is a new frontier. How long is an album. What is an album. Does it have a point? Is there such a thing?
Is any collection of songs in any format an album?
Anyway, Video is the new audio.
Phase 2 begins for the next batch, rehearsal, then live. Phase 1 is not entirely complete. It gets completed during phase 2. Also during phase 3.
Maybe it's better to see it as a 'Process'.
Cellar Dwellers note, I'm opening up the sessions to come and have a listen. We're soaking up local community vibes.
Flamenco test next week (yay)
I'm awaiting votes on the EDM remixes and watching as Facebook starts morphing into Myspace.
We DO live in interesting times.
Edit 2: I wrote EMD not EDM. Oh my. Fixed.
Remix #1 http://disq.us/p/1ppkp9w
(previously, in this article)
WOOT. I'm having MAXIMUM FUN!.
Cypher just sent me the first Dance/EDM/Remix for Sail Away frm our Remix Comp.
It's a trip. It's things we would never have thought of. WOW.
Hope there's more of these to come. WOOT
We got a remix!