February 9, 2020

February 2020 Album

  • “Things Fall..”
    • Recorded rough demo and sent to Chris Combs
    • Having some e-mail collaboration to make our tones match
  • In Everything
    • Greg approves spoken cast performance
  • “Some Down Time” (WT)
    • Took a break, had a bite, came back to the studio to review something but ended up playing some kind of Latin flavored piano groove. Ran with it.
    • Took another break and realized it should be the concluding piece for “Professor Tabersham”
    • So, maybe I’ll write that soon.
  • Professor Tabersham’s Flower Pot
    • Conor Lastowka came by to record his parts.
    • I recorded the narration
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February 8, 2020

February 2020 Album

  • Recorded piano track for “What You Don’t Know”
  • Received “Things Fall…” from Chris Combs. He wrote music and lyrics. W00t!
    • I, of course, added a bunch of additional chord ideas.
    • Then I stripped away half of those ideas.
    • Then I added a bridge.
    • Then I pared down the bridge.
    • Now I’m exhausted.
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February 7, 2020

February 2020 Album

  • Fixed a hole in the bridge of the song I wrote with Jenna (“Let the Pain Begin”) over morning coffee. As usual, I just had to simplify the idea we were trying to convey and I quickly found the right words that flowed.
  • Wrestled “What You Don’t Know About My Man” into shape. Damn jazz chords can never find the door.
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February 6, 2020

February 2020 Album

  • Writing continues for “What You Don’t Know About My Man”
  • I thought I was done but the second bridge and coda are not working. Too many chord progressions possibly. All good ones; just too many. Will come back to later with a fresh set of ears.
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February 5, 2020

February 2020 Album

  • Wrote “Saving Face” with DonnCherie. We’ve been wanting to collaborate for ages and we just got right down to it when she got here. While writing with her I was also picturing the band arrangement for the tune. Going to be a slow heavy jam, I think.
  • We worked so efficiently that we had time to tinker with one her tunes that we’re going to work on after February.
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February 4, 2020

February 2020 Album

  • Sam and Jon recorded their parts for “In Everything.” So good.
  • Edited/compiled the story with Heather’s recordings from yesterday.
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February 3, 2020

February 2020 Album

  • Received Conor’s story. It’s a doozy. A lighter tone than the other two.
  • Heather Caldera (2nd pic below) came by to record her spoken parts for Greg’s story, “In Everything.” A true actor, she thoroughly embodied the role and even gave me a few options for each line.
  • Jenna Emerson (1st pic) and I continued our streak of tearjerkers and wrote “Let The Pain Begin” for “In Everything.” A melancholy Americana-ish tune. We recorded a messy little demo just to get it down. The demo almost holds up on its own. This one is going to surprise people who think they know us.
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February 2, 2020

Leanan Sidhe

  • Day 2 at the Renaissance Faire.
  • Success. No injuries to report
  • Next purchase: djembe strap/harness

February 2020 Album

  • Wrote lyrics and rest of music for “What You Don’t Know…”
  • Recorded Kate’s narration for “Ignorance is Bliss.”
  • Other brain work.
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