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Monday, September 22nd, 2014
1:20 am
.....so today is actually a day where musically things have gone to plan.....everything hasn't.....m&d are still house sitting they get back Thursday then take off overseas to Tasmania for a week..........I'm not cheesed off about it.....there are things I am cheesed off about....personally I don't think they would have house sat for the last month if I was living in this house.....but I'm not cheesed off about it....

...I do think I should try and get to bed now and get some sleep....I know I probably won't fall asleep right away.....and there's gear I need to get done this week in terms of getting to town.....(which is still down for Wednesday).........I didn't get any exercise done today...,,,so that didn't go to plan.....but there's tomorrow.....

So ......another big track day tomorrow..... and Tuesday most likely.....which is good.....that's about it for now.....

Goodnight

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Sunday, September 21st, 2014
11:55 pm
....well I'm really pleased.....because.....the guitar settings that I finalized for getting this track in motion....have in my opinion .....really come together well......you probably can't tell from the sections I've uploaded....and of course the "Chorus?" line is quite critical to the over all sound of the track....which so far....is really divergent....but works well.......

and here is the next snippet from it......I probably won't upload any for a while now.....just work on it...but it's really hard.....when it's sounding so good......not to want to put more of it out there....


http://www.lipcrack.com/alive3b.WAV

and I'm well aware.....this type of track....doesn't suit everyone's tastes......

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7:44 pm
....well I went with developing more lyrics for the track even though it's a repeat line.....and I'm fairly happy with it.....probably the safe bet would be to just repeat the good take and work with the other lines....but for some reason.....safe is not always the option I choose.......and this track definitely has an on the edge feel about it.......which is good....I'm about to look at some guitar work for it.....which realistically there's only going to be two instruments that really get worked in this track.....which again....is very different from the other tracks......(and I can tell you....it was not easy getting the next vocal take....which I'm actually looking forward to in this track.....because each line that follows has it's own feel.....and to that extent....I'm working at something that suits the subsequent line)....

I'm also breaking my vocals on it.....because it's a bit of a screecher.....

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1:47 pm
...well I'm up....it's a little later than I thought it was.....but hey...reasonable well rested and ready for the day ahead on the track.....that's about it for now.

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2:07 am
...well that's it....sleepies time.....hurray.....goodnight.

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12:14 am
....that's it....that section is finished.....and while I'm quite awake now.....after my crash out this afternoon...I'm not doing anymore on the track.....it's time for new vocal takes and I'd rather get started on that tomorrow.....which mean's.....I'll probably spend the next hour....catching up on some mail....whatever else....then get to bed......

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Saturday, September 20th, 2014
10:41 pm
...so second setting finalized.....and onto the third.....once this one's done......I'll go over the guitar work and might make a small change...maybe.....(I'm quite happy with it....but if I can improve it slightly....why not ?)....then it will be on to the next vocal takes which is still some time off.....and currently I'm not sure if there's going to be a break between each line or if it's going to flow straight into the next......that's something that needs to be finalized with a bit of playing....but will also set the direction of that in relation to the track.....then as usual if I think I can get a better vocal take for something by the end of the track....it will be done....that's it for now.....took a lot longer than I was hoping......but so far.....is really worth the effort....

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8:33 pm
That's about it for now...and back to the track after tea.

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8:31 pm
...well I'm back.....some food cooking....and my weight needing to be watched due to the down time from any exercise which does tend to happen at the beginning of these tracks.....because it's maximum focus time.....I'm hoping by the end of today, tomorrow at the latest.....to start doing some again....

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6:50 pm
....time for a shower......I think someone slipped me a sleepy pill.....but things are going okay.....I'll be up to finalizing the next instrument very soon....but I'm looking forward to this shower....and have been for a couple of days...hopefully I crash out tonight....and get some sleep and the nap this afternoon doesn't throw things out too much.

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6:09 pm
...well I have to say looking forward to having a shower after crashing out earlier today.....currently working on the track.....and that's about it for now....quite surprised really...possibly I needed two day's off...I can't really say......sometimes.....I just wipe out....

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2:42 pm
...okay.....first instrument set.....and about to move on to the next one....neither of which ....anyone's heard as yet...

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12:39 pm
So I'm not really sure why I couldn't sleep.....kind of annoying as it always is......but I'm feeling okay now....not like the day or so ago....when I couldn't even think.....just not....fully alter....which your more likely to be after a good night sleep.....but looking forward to a shower tonight.

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12:10 pm
....I'm up....I have been for hours....unfortunately.....I haven't been able to sleep again....got up....went back to bed.......etc....etc......I'm sitting here having a coffee....and that's about it.....I'll be getting on with the track in about 30 min's.....and having a shower tonight...

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2:07 am
...well that's it....I'm not sleepy...but I need to get to bed.....so I can get up at a reasonable time tomorrow...
The first con fig hasn't been finalized....but will be tomorrow first thing up....and it's a good start I can say that....I've been saying that a bit about the track.....but it's really taken some time to emerge into a sound that's going to work for the track.....and once it's finalized.....it's different to the other tracks.....because of the consistency I plan to keep on it....although hopefully some good divergences .....can't really say much....you know....I don't even know how the next vocal takes going to come out.....but I'm hoping to build it a certain way....

...so that's it .....goodnight from me....

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1:56 am
...you want to know the really shitty thing about this track so far though.......for the last three days and it's slowly going.....I've had a mouth ulcer behind my left back molar where the gum and tissue touch......it has not been pleasant....

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1:19 am
...oh and that last take is really loud....so it needs the volume down a bit....I hadn't done any of that gear on it....yet...

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12:43 am
...you know I was sitting here....listening to how it's going......and thinking.....I wonder if I can make this the best track on the EP???.....it's one of those what if ? questions...

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12:42 am
....well it's slowly coming together......and I'm quite wide awake......which usually after I've said.....30 min's later I'm ready for bed.......as people can probably imagine.....I'm actually focusing on getting the "repeat line" .....and the music just..........right.....and it's getting very close to that.....I'm in the process of finalizing one con fig in relation to that.......and....if the track continues in the direction it's currently going in.....well it's going to be one heavy rocking blues song......as far as it stands......and I probably want to keep it close to that overall sound..........so coffee....and back to work.....it's been a good productive day....

I was expecting or at least considered a mail drop that I'm waiting for would show up today but it didn't....which possibly means I should be here Monday because there 90% chance it will arrive....

and while the bill's are important and getting the summon paperwork put in....it's not as though it can't wait until at least midweek next week.....which should be fine.

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Friday, September 19th, 2014
9:44 pm
bbrrrrr...it's freezing....

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