Spent a little time paying respects today. Worthy of a moment of thought.
The people who surround us make possible what we do.
When you need a hand, someone's there to give it to you, or you wouldn't be able to keep going.
It's those bonds that bring us together, in some traditional Australian way, with moments of Dad Humour and wisecracking that seem the social comfort of letting us not take it all too seriously.
It's a good time to remember, and a good time to give thanks for the fellowship and compassion that comes of having community.
To quote an earlier post:
The rhythm section are in the studio for 2nd mix with only the harmonica player for guidance. For the first Time in 11 years I heard the phrase ‘how about we turn the guitars down’
I didn't think we were up to mixing stage today.
Mr Wizard showed up.With 4/5 of the crew in the building and a list of notes (also please enter them directly into the shared online document next time thankyou) we...went ahead and mixed. I also had notes from Sensei JC.
I made a list of Vocal things to try. I thought I was sure fire bang on for a vocal for Minor Miracle. I failed quickly. Very very quickly. At the end of the day. Bail out, bail out.
What seemed brilliant in the AM, went sadly wrong in the PM, making me think I was quite misguided at around 10am.
Also, the harmonies I tried in Down & Dirty. Yes!
Many many things went wrong, in rapid and impressive bursts of awareness of awfulness.
By the time we were reviewing tonight, the comment 'It it doesn't improve it, remove it' was discussed.
Mixing is Brutal.
We went longer and got further than I had any idea we would today.
That, a sandwich, a cup of tea and our thanks to Ben. A good day.
Playing at the townie tonight.
Sending our Stay safe vibes to X in Hurricane territory.
Listening to 2nd mixes.
While all the world's gone mad, it's pretty straight forward down here in the stormcellar.
Stop by the show, come on in, take a load off, spend some time with your friends. Or hang out where you feel and join us here when you need something to take a load off your mind.
Got a few notes to mention today. Firstly, a shout out to Tangled Brew with John Thompson tonight on 2SSR 99.7FM. John participated in the local influences project and is a Cellar Dweller. Good luck out on the airwaves
Secondly, big ups to the Cellar Fellers. Their continued hard work and attention to detail is worthy of note. 11 years of dedication to their craft.
And Lastly, we send our love to the Derwent family, and our condolences on the passing of their beloved Father/Grandfather and Husband of Kaye, Mark.
Godspeed, onward traveller.
Well there ya go. So I have yet to finish the bits for 'minor' miracle. And the video is almost done.
Mr Wizard suggested that the video then influences the song. That's not a bad idea, come to think of it.
Rosie calls the Sydney Identity Project a 'postcard from Sydney.'
I think it might be more of a love letter.
As we begin to understand the new way of things, signposts emerge.
By calling each of the idea's a 'project', it gives us a chance to find what we find.
Doing video takes its own time, it has its own cycles. Between the two, as rightly put by Mr Wizard, finishing this lot may take a little while.
That suits me just fine. I've been watching the footage we got. I like it. I'm listening to the songs...in some instances it means over and over. In the case of Minor Miracle, there are no words yet, and I'm the Assigned Resource for coming up with the words. I've been humming along, discarding ideas and changing color grades. This is simply fascinating. What a process.
For the next little while, we'll be trying stuff out. Bits of finished stuff will turn out here and there as we make it, and then as we get it all assembled, we'll put it into a collected form.
Everyone's involved in making it. Rosie's taking pics, Mr Wizard is coming up with ideas. Brother Bill wants to try some Video, E. is telling me how to edit.
Is the next stage playlists? A single file? DVD?
Umm..yes. A DVD for 5D with the mastered files, becomes Safe Harbour. The Sydney Identity Project, whatever we get, becomes Rogue State.
Oh yeah I got an album cover for Rogue State. Rosie's pic.
Y'know we're as busy as a Sydney Property Developer.
Gene Gibson will be joining us.
Late, until late.