September 21, 2020

HH Musical

  • Had another productive video chat with Greg to iron out some issues with the final two scenes. Once again, the simplest answers are the best answers.
  • The next-to-last scene should be done this week. This is all, of course, just the first draft.

Studio

  • My computer is dying. All kinds of weird Windows error every time I try to start it up.
  • New computer is on its way here. This will push a few recording projects back a week or two. Two, really. No bigz.

DonnCherie McKenzie

  • The recording project with DonnCherie stalled out a month or two ago due to life obligations and each of us being stumped about what to do next.
  • DonnCherie set up a video conference with us and Myra Flynn-Wills. Myra helped us focus our thoughts and approach. Great to have an outside opinion and somebody who can translate Adam-to-DonnCherie and back.
  • Basic track session scheduled for two weeks from now.
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September 13, 2020

Drive the Cold Winter Away

  • I volunteered to record a track for a benefit holiday album for ALS.
  • I’m going to do “Drive the Cold Winter Away” which is public domain, secular, and fits squarely into my Ren Faire/Jethro Tull-esque wheelhouse.
  • I wrote up two versions of the chart, in two different keys. I’m going to spend the next few days figuring out which key I want to go with.

HH Musical

  • Got some great feedback from Kate which lead to deleting 3 separate conversations in the script. I knew they were kinda weak but Kate pointing out that they were, in fact, very very bad. She is correct. This pushed me and Greg to come up with a replacement and we came up with something even better. So, win win.

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September 7, 2020

Things Fall

  • I decided to do a short run CD pressing, probably 100 copies. I’m in the process of designing a full CD package.
  • Finished remixing/tweaking Things Fall album for CD pressing.
  • Bonus tracks include instrumentals of narrated tracks, a few non-album songs, and a killer synth-based remix of “Let The Pain Begin.”
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September 3, 2020

HH Musical

  • Writing continues just about daily.
  • I finally figured out the one character you took her time revealing herself to me.
  • Two scenes left to write. A few songs in various stages.

Things Fall

  • Took a day off the musical to give this album a quick remix.
  • I may release a pay-only deluxe version.
  • I have a few bonus tracks I could include along with the 90-minute discussion that Greg and I had.
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August 20, 2020

HH Musical

  • Writing continues. Good chats with Greg once or twice a week.
  • Outline is complete. Well into the book for Act II. A few songs starting to take shape.
  • Still having a lot of fun.
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