I meant to post this a couple of days ago. This is the finished product. My 2013 NaSoAlMo album.
It is a seven song suite. It is supposed to be a listener spinning a radio dial and stopping to listen to the occasional song. It’s a silly idea, but I’m pleased with it. I’m not pleased with some of the bad guitar playing and singing, but it’s done and it was finished on time.
According to my iTunes playlist, I am up to 24:08. Five songs have been mixed. I still have to finish recording lead guitars on the other two songs.
I would have posted the song I mixed last night, but Garageband pissed me off like no software has ever pissed me off before. This one will have to do for tonight. It has guitarmonies AND it has a leslie speaker effect. Can you rock any harder than that?
Two songs mixed. I am the world’s shittiest guitar player, and somehow I am also worse than the world’s shittiest singer. I just suck.
I have lost track of the number of times I’ve attempted NaSoAlMo. I think this year is my fourth try? Whatever. This song is the first ever song that was written and recorded for NaSoAlMo that was actually completed within the month of November.
It also confirms my suspicion that the new version of GarageBand is total shit. I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it. I want it to burn in hell.
I finished the vocals for all seven songs today, and I finished tracking five of them (I think… its been a long day). I mixed this one tonight and had to change all of the MIDI sounds because they were recorded pre-update and the post-update garageband doesn’t let you add effects to the legacy software instruments. It also does not export to iTunes as mp3. What it does do, is let me make mixes that are swampy messes. Yippee.
No new progress on the solo album for November. If I can’t take a vacation day soon this thing is going right down the crapper.
Good thing I scheduled Friday off, eh?
This will be deleted when the recording is finished.
I spent my pre-telecommuting morning on Thursday working on lyrics/melodies/vocals. I got one song done (this one) and another one about half way.
I’m not going to finish this project unless I use a vacation day. I lose a telecommuting day next week due to a meeting, and another for Thanksgiving. There just aren’t enough hours available. Unless I take a day off.
Things at work have been such that taking a day off next week would be hugely beneficial for more than just musical reasons.
I like the swampy feel to this song. The guitar playing is pretty bad, but that’s what happens when you never practice. The lyrics are about a shitting professional situation someone extremely close to me went through recently. Total lack of respect.
Works in progress for the 2013 National Solo Album Month project.
I’ve no clue when I’ll be able to finish any of this crap.
Time for a NaSoAlMo update. Basically a wasted weekend. I’ve added one more bass/drums work in progress but that’s it. Tomorrow I’ll get up when my wife leaves for work (she doesn’t get the holiday off but I do), watch tonight’s Walking Dead, and then spend the rest of the business day on music. I’m looking forward to some good progress.