October 8, 2020

Elephants of Scotland

  • Wrote music for a new song. Working title: Europa Irish Ballad. Because it’s kinda Irish-y and sad and uses a riff from an old instrumental of mine called “Europa”
  • Needs lyrics. Greg suggests I write about a “man who is in love with an octopus and must find a way to tell his children.”
  • I’m tagging this as EoS because it definitely will need John and Bob to help me flesh it out.

HH Musical

  • Finished the book!
  • Going to review with Greg on Tuesday which will only yield improvements and even more ideas.

Studio

  • Fixing an OSB wall that I stupidly glued carpet tile to. Removing tiles took quite a bit of the wall with it. So, spackle and paint.
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September 30, 2020

HH Musical

  • Another hilarious weiting session with the Skillmanator.
  • He suggested rhyming “here” with “rear.” I suggested to instead rhyme “what” with “butt.”

Studio

  • I got a new laptop.  I’ve spent the last few days loading it up with all software. Its zippy!
  • I’m going to try recording a whole tune at 96/24. Let’s see if it keeps up.

Drive the Cold Winter Away

  • I’ve prepared the guitar and drum mics and pre-mixes
  • Aiming to lay it all down Saturday.
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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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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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