April 27, 2021

HH Musical

  • Worked on the final song (both the last song left and the finale of the play itself).
  • Wrote some decent verses and found ways to incorporate a few of the previous songs in a medley of sorts.
  • But the big news was that in writing the verse to explain the fate of one of the characters I realized that it was bad. As in, the way that character was handled was too dark; it doesn’t suit the light-hearted tone of the rest of the play.
  • Kate and I brainstormed a few alternatives and I’ve asked Greg to start thinking of alternate narratives for her.
  • So, the script still needs a rewrite. The size of which is to be determined.


  • My pal Matt stopped by to lend me a kalimba with a built-in mic and looping circuitry. New musical toy to play with! Let’s see what happens.
    • He also asked me to make a recording of the loop that he has stored in there. There will be Radio Shack Frankensteining.
  • Coincidentally, I was invited to participate in International Drone Day a few hours before Matt came by. The kalimba could be my way into that adventure. More to come.
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December 31, 2020


  • Tried to repair pickup on Taylor acoustic. Nothing has been coming out. I want to experiment with mixing mic and direct for a finger-picking song.
  • No success. And now onboard tuner stopped working. Damn.
  • Will bring to shop next week for repair.

Groundhog Day

  • Finished Dig remix.
  • Gave our 4th album a listen. Actually mixed pretty well already. Might do a slight remix and remaster. I had mastered it a little hot.
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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.


  • 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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