At the beginning of summer, usually around June 1st, I get into my head that this summer, I’m going to get a massive amount of musically things done. Write songs, record, and simply get things done. As usually, it is September 5th, and I really didn’t get that much accomplished.
It is a never ending cycle of work, outside chores and music, they never cooperate. I started off with great intensions, recording drum tracks and starting work on a cover. I have most of that song completed now, I need to re-do the drum tracks because of changes I did with the guitar work and have a friend who I played the cover with to record their vocal tracks.
My guitar playing has improved immensely this summer, I have been working on Rocksmith with a goal of completing all the lead, rhythm and alternate guitar playing it offers. Currently I’m finishing up on the alternate tracks, not sure how many are left, it isn’t easy to get a count on that.
The band is still going, we’ve been practicing a little less this year, but are still pushing forward. Going to try and record the 4 song EP of B-songs that Dean & I wrote, along with one a friend’s band did.
I haven’t been able to practice my drums as much as I wanted to. I have been pushing more towards better guitar playing. I’m going to need to sit down and get back at the drums. Funny part is, I sat down at the drums the other day after weeks of not playing and I was showing improvement, maybe I needed to step back for a bit and start fresh again.
Hopefully, now that it’s the fall again, I will be able to get back on track and finish some stuff that I’ve put on the hold.
Things that I’m hoping will be released this fall:
- A cover of a country song that has been changed into a more rock / punk sounding song.
- A 4 song EP, 3 songs written when I was in Hollow Spirit, we did these ones live, but never did a proper recording. You can hear them on SoundCloud. The 4th song, was a song written by a friend in a different band, we are going to do our own take on the song.
- Going to be working with Dane (For My Dear Friend) and record another version of Picture Window, this one will be more in the style that we did at concerts.
Hope you all had a great summer, I should be able to start posting more again.