That’s something to ponder while I sign off for a while. I don’t mean go to that Great Gig in the Sky, no, no, no. I mean I’m not going to add any news or blogs until I’ve got something to report. Hopefully it won’t be too long. I’ve got a mate who has agreed to listen and give me some pointers when it comes to my mix and I’ve only gotta re-record a few parts now. Continue reading “Is No News Always Good News?”
I thought that I’d get a lot done this weekend. The weather forecast was looking a bit glum so I thought “great, I can spend all weekend working on some tunes”. Of course as per usual the weatherman was wrong. Sure I spent some time desperately trying to get some mixes to sit right (and failing once again) but come Sunday when I was planning to lay down some vocals the sun came out and ruined my plans. Continue reading “Keeping it Cool”
To choose your party. Yeah that’s right unfortunately it didn’t take long for me to bring politics into this blog o’ mine. But before you turn away in disgust let me just say this; I got some new songs ready for mixing I’m just waiting for a little advice from a good friend. Will update you on that soon(ish). Continue reading “Fight For Your Right”
Trying to produce a DIY EP to a decent standard and with no previous training is reminding me of that film See No Evil, Hear No Evil with Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. It is very much the blind leading the deaf, or visa versa depending on how you look at it. Continue reading “Blind Leading the Deaf”
I’m getting quite excited. After much frustrated cursing and swearing at my general lack of studio engineering competence and mixing skills things are slowly coming together. I am sure there are many more frustrated moments on the horizon Continue reading “Progress”
Hello, I’ve been a bit lazy when it comes to getting the EP rolling. I should have got some serious work done over the weekend but the weather has just been far too nice to be stuck inside. Continue reading “News from the Studio – April”
Tonight my boys New Generation Superstars will take to the stage at The Gloria in Helsinki. I bet it’ll be a blinding gig and probably get a bit messy afterwards! But they won’t have all the fun, I’ll be up Rock City tonight to watch Vain, you know it’s nearly five years since I last saw them and that was when Red Star Rebels toured with them. My god how time flies!
Been recording a song I wrote a while back called “Home & Sober”. It’s one of those songs that I’ve found impossible to lay down before but I this time I think I’m winning.
So this brings the tally of songs that I’m working on for my debut EP to four which is just the right number, though Continue reading “Home Run”
I’ve finally got Twitter and when I say that I mean I finally get Twitter! For a long time I never saw the point. I tried it when it first came out and thought “what can I say in 140 characters? This is bloody pointless!” but now I finally get it. Continue reading “Twitter”
So I’ve been recording some tunes using a Cubase. As an aid to writing for a musician its bloody brilliant but for a DIY engineer and producer with no proper training I’m continually frustrated that I can’t get my recordings to sound ‘professional’. Continue reading “DIY Recording”
Well here it is. I’ve been working all day on this website. It’s been a bit of trial and error but I think I’ve finally got it looking sweet. Continue reading “Just Add Music”
It doesn’t seem nearly four years ago that I was saying goodbye to my life in Red Star Rebels. We’d achieved a lot but Continue reading “New Horizons”