Four songs?

Today, while dusting off things for my monthly off-drive backups (kids, it’s always important to keep things on more than one disk!), I went through a few different directories in my ProTools hierarchy and figured out that I have four songs all but finished for Results. These are four piano-based pieces, some with some programmed drums and one with a whole pile of synths on top. That still leaves a lot of dangling bits for an album that is mostly made of dangling bits, but in light of recent craziness I was a little surprised to find myself fairly happy with the state of so many songs already. Once I can get my studio put back together more properly, I can start tracking on some of the more guitar-heavy ones. Also once my neighbors decide to stop riding their Harleys at all hours. Don’t they know that v-twin bleeds into the recording? Though I can think of one track where that might actually help. Hm!

In other news, I think I have made a technological leap and managed to connect this wordpress account to my personal twitter account. OAuth is such a wonderful thing. But, then again, I am a nerd.

Update: in future, I will preview the twitter message this thing spits out. That must have been very confusing to most people.


On Production

Work on the new album continues, but at a much slower pace than anticipated. Lots of travel lately for the day job has kept me away from home and therefore studio, and a string of minor family illnesses has made working on any kind of project difficult. Kids are such adorable little disease vectors, aren’t they? Add to this a long-needed computer rebuild that required re-installing and re-activating all of my music production software, and the odds are really stacked against me.

But even with such impediments, I have managed to poke at a few songs in the last month or so. I at least know where most of the ones I’d like to see on this album are going to go, and just need to find the time to take them where they need to be. The good part about being a self-produced independent musician is that you can take your time and don’t have to run by someone else’s clock. The bad part is that there’s nobody telling you that you really ought to be working on that music thing now.

Maybe if you ask really nicely, I’ll tell you some track titles…