Going to be doing most of these kinds of updates in the evenings as the recording heat is from early in the day (like 7 am…sometimes earlier) until well past when I really should have eaten something.
Been not just recording songs but still learning about the entire process, like for instance how to relax and record.
I had been working on the material for months before this week but it’s still easy to be full aware of the recording button that’s just been hit.
Musicians are they’re worst critics but also the more worked up you get the more you can get so allowing for multiple takes and going for walks helps.
Two tracks are mostly done and just need tweaking and two more need more alterations but are essentially done.
You never quite know where it’s going until you start.
I already have unpolished versions of each song that I have been picking apart for a week. And now they are getting updated to pick more.
For bands or soloists I image the social media side of things is kind of the same. Behind the scenes is pretty much me in my corner of the living room fenced in by my music stuff with just enough room to escape if you avoid the Manhasset stand I got…oh, ages ago.
That and an array of drinks. Not booze but, water, coffee and Tulsi Tea which, by way, are King.
I have some CD mock-ups started as well which include this awesome cover art shot by Crystal Freeman…
After all this goes for printing I’ve got some ideas for maybe doing a few shows before the final cd release. I hope to include some other folks on stage too later as well, but I’ll update you on that as things confirm.
For those wondering, I’m still in Cookeilidh and still writing. Not sure about the full involvement of pitch writing at the moment, but I’m still creating and so is Cece.
On the band front, we had a great season just before the new year and lots of shows on for both Robbie Burns and St Patrick’s so I’m already getting that ready too.
The Goldblacks, based on early memories as a kid in the seventies, is more about self expression and doing those songs that wouldn’t fit in a Celtic environment. I’m as proud of it’s scope as I am of my work with the band and how far my stories have made it so far.
The Goldblacks track listing so far is…
She Lives There
Thank you, Blixa
Take Me Higher
More to come!
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