Monday, February 9, 2009

Change of Pace

I had awful writer's block now that i've ostensibly finished the first four tracks. most likely a by product of the creative (or uncreative depending on how much you actually enjoy the songs) vomiting I've done over the past 9 days. I'd say four tracks is a pretty good take.

As I progress, i'm already starting to dislike two of the tracks. Probably because i've listened to them WAY too many times because of mixing.

I picked up my acoustic guitar today, though. I couldn't find anything of interest in standard tuning, so i kicked it over into a cool tuning I picked up from Bon Iver. it's G C C G C C. INSANELY open, but way easier than the open Dminor i'm used to. Once I got acclimated to the basic chord forms, a new song practically wrote itself. It's a tricky song in timing, though. lots of hanging phrases. I don't think I'll be playing with a click track, either. the dynamics just dont work with it.

Guess it's just vocals and guitars. just like the good old days. good times.


  1. You can do it! Are you planning on anything special for the actual release of your album? I think my partner and I are going to handmake 50 or so CD sleeves and give them out.

  2. Not sure if anything's gonna go on. i have my friends rooting me on, but i'll probably just put it all together for download and whore it around the internet as much as possible.

    I'm using this more as a way to build a repetoire for a band, as i'd like to get back to playing shows. we'll see how it turns out.

    BTW, I'd love a copy of one of those sleeves. loving your stuff so far. very fun.

  3. Oh you know you're getting one. I'll get your mailing address when all of this is done.