January 25, 2021

Everything

  • Had a long Zoom chat with Greg to talk about February projects.
  • There won’t be an album-in-a-month this year. Too many other projects of various sizes are already underway or committed to for the coming months.
    • Greg has a writing project of his own.
    • I will be performing on Tim Lewis’ Sounds of Burlington at Robot Dog Studio on February 12th. (No release date yet.) I will be rehearsing for that big time over the next two weeks.
    • I am producing DonnCherie’s tracks. I have arrangements and instrumentations to work on.
    • If there is one project I’m planning on completing in February it’s the musical. I’ve softly committed to finishing the songwriting by 2/28.

Groundhog Day

  • I’m done remixing the GD catalog. On listening back to everything, I came to several realization about what the project was, what it means to me now, and what I should do with those recordings going forward.
  • With that in mind, Scott and I settled on a track list for a compilation of the “Essential” tracks and I will release that this week.
  • I removed the complete four albums from the web. They’re now “out of print.”
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January 23, 2021

DonnCherie

  • DC came by safely and we recorded demos (rough tracks? basic tracks?) for two of her songs on guitar and vocals.
  • I can now start (just start) to see where other instruments could go and how to fill out the sound of these tunes. Might not be me who does it, though.
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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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June 29, 2020

Mailbox

  • Get Lost remix project is 9/10 done (I think)
  • Couldn’t find one of the synth patches that I really liked so I’m having to substitute it with a near (but not quite) match. If I end up happy with it then I just have one more song to mix.
  • In the process of looking for that synth setting, I finally came across the high-resolution versions of the “What’s In The Box?” images that Kyle made 20 years ago (!). I’d figured they were lost ages ago.
    • side note: I remixed most of What’s In The Box? and My Little Friend not too long ago with the intention of re-releasing them. Never did follow through on that.

DonnCherie

  • More practicing. Just about ready to lay down rough guitar tracks.

Sci-Fi Movie

  • Reading first part of first draft of movie project I’ve been asked to score. Fun!!! Can’t wait for this one to … take off. (Can’t share any details yet.)
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