Studio. Ack. Some things were golden and some weren’t. Recorded: Nothing to Say (really angry!), Necessary Evil (so-so, good vocals), Splinter (twice!), Under My Skin (random), Afterglow (crap vocals, might do a dub), A Long Time Since (rewrote the lyrics so they finally made sense), Burn (shockingly wonderful), Unstrung (ugh. don’t ask), All That’s True (cute, trebly), and Atlas Girl (nailed it). Attempted songs included Hold on Me, Touch, Up&Down, very serious efforts at Almost and Typical, and a near-perfect World In My Hand on which my E string fell out of tune during the crucial last chorus. Damnit. Similarly, I almost got through Typical after nearly a half hour of tries and flubbed the ending, while on Almost i still need to decide what the guitar should sound like. I’m recording everything through my amplifier directly into the board, so the guitar has beautiful tone quality but everything sorta sounds the same. Oh well. 5 songs from today are good enough to be publishable, and Under My Skin will make a hilarious outtake becaue it’s totally incoherent. So, 1/5 done, and another studio day tomorrow! Whoo!
I’m in the studio as i speak, but i can’t record anything for another four hours because there is a grouchy gospel choir director in the next room who’s being sortof a prick. Supposedly my recording is “competing” with his rehearsal, but that’s only because he has the band room door propped WAY open so that all of his instruments come through, and so i have to turn up my Amp to have any chance at hearing anything i’m doing. So, you see, if he would close the door, then i could turn the amp down, and we’d all be happy. But, anyway, me and my 40-song list are sitting here wating for 4:30, when the amp will be turned up (and, loudly).