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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.