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Monday, April 10, 2006
 
Where have I been?
I have been busy recording, for those of you who have been peeking in from time to time.
My time with the band is coming to a close, and I'm doing a solo project. I have enough of my own stuff to record a decent album, good enough musicians who owe me favors and an abundance of the nessesary Obessesive-Compulsive drive to make it sound like what I want, balanced with what I can afford.

As they get polished from the rough-as-a-cob sketch tracks to more polished versions, I will post a few.

The sketch tracks, to anyone who doesn't really know what they're for- Are gawd-awful recordings consisting of the melody, and one or two sparse instrumental tracks recorded in less that ideal surroundings. As a result, they sound like something you'd get from a cassette deck.
You play these back on a muti-thousand dollar studio control room system and they sound like fingernails on a chalkboard.
The good news is, you play them in front of other musicians who are used to it, and you watch as they listen and start to create their parts in their heads- The song starts to take on a life of it's own.

Fun stuff.
Mostly.

Comments:
Hi there, busy guy.
You are enjoying all this work arn't you?
Hope your having some sunny days.
Can't wait to hear some of your songs. I've heard a few sketch tracks in my time. Didn't know that was the name of them though...lol.
 
It's good to hear you're doing "fun stuff." Good luck with the album.
 
How are you, Rob?
 
Don't know if you check comments any more or not, but...

How's the music coming along?
 
Yeah- I still peek in from time to time-
The music is coming along at it's own pace-
Mostly on hold temporarily- We've got some illness in the family which has me Grand-pa sitting. (he's 95)
 
Good to see you're still there. I thought you fell off the edge of the blogosphere. Take care of Grandpa - and yourself. Remember your friends care about you and would enjoy hearing from you...so post something every now and then, please.
 
Rob, I wish you'd post SOMETHING. Let us know you're ok.
 
I came here just to be a pest. Happy Birthday, Rob.
 
Oooh, a bir-day! A bir-day!

Cakes and ice-cream!

Happy birthday, old friend.
 
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