House Sitter #1.5 – 1st track awesomely completed, thank you

I’m looking after a friend’s house in the city for the next eight days, and I’ve decided to record a number of songs I’ve written during the past year.

I love inner city loving! I’ve walked 10 kms today (I’m a fan of walking, especially trails and paths I haven’t walked before. Bit like life, really…). Now I’m about to have a pan-fried atlantic salmon at a local restaurant.

Another friend was supposed to be looking after the dog but she hasn’t turned up, so one impromptu trip to the supermarket later and the dog is happily fed. 

So I finished off the song I started today (scratch vocals at the mo, I think I’ll redo them tonight). 

What was an upbeat folky acoustic number has been transformed in the chorus into a funky hip hop tune. Sounds awesome, if I do say so myself(!).

I’m going to do some uni work later and then finish off the vocals on that track. Then some reading and I’ll call it a night. 

Hope your day was good, too.

Cheers! 🙂

House Sitter #1 – recording is a dog’s life

I’m looking after a friend’s house in the city for the next eight days, and I’ve decided to record a number of songs I’ve written during the last year.

After dropping my mate off at the train station, getting confused by his reverse stick shift (crazy foreign cars!), setting up my gear, playing with the dog (she was sad and needed cheering up), working out where stuff was located and making a list of required groceries, I was finally ready to do some recording (Phew!).

I decided to record one of the simpler acoustic songs to start. It’s called ‘My God’, and was well received when I played it live a few months ago.

After tuning and warming up (this house is so cold!), I knocked out a few tracks, doubling the acoustic guitar rhythm track. All good? Nope. It sounded a bit too regimented (recording to a click track can do that, sometimes). So I decided to record the tracks again without a click.

But first, a 2km walk, lunch and grocery shopping. I never said this post would be interesting…

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