I got in a mix from Brian McKenzie for Remora’s “Protector of Builder of Airplanes” that I’m pretty pleased with. I need to stop fooling around & finalize things & release that record.
I’ve been thinking a bit lately about how I don’t play live or practice anymore & so I should start to spend more time recording in ways that don’t relate to the live show. So I could record parts that I know I couldn’t recreate at all. Do guitar parts that are only possible for me to play if I use a computer to edit them together. I don’t know. I flip-flop between taking advantage of computer’s capabilities for working on music & just doing stuff with an acoustic guitar. I think the reality is I need to do both of these simultaneously. So we’ll see if I can get myself back into the swing of recording on a regular basis. Back in 1995 when I first got my four-track I probably recorded a couple hours a day & it’s been downhill for my creative output in quantity (though hopefully not quality) ever since.
Had a band practice with The Pointless Forest tonight. I think things are starting to gel together a bit more. Sometimes I have problems with getting volumes right as I’m so used to being the only one playing & not needing to worry about being too quiet or too loud. The practices have been recorded lately, so maybe folks will hear them one day. Whenever I tell people I’m headed to band practice they laugh about it. It doesn’t seem like me being in a band should be that crazy, though I guess it has been about ten years….