Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Songwriting Solitude: Week 1

Okay so I've finished my first week and so far so good. I'm located at Main Beach, Gold Coast, on the fifth floor of a building and it's a very conducive environment to creating music. And despite somehow managing to make the sliding door fall out onto the front balcony on the first day (which required me to search for a tradesman downstairs to help me put it back in), I've settled in well. I also went to drive to the shops the other day and found my car had a flat tyre. I'm not sure how that happened considering I pretty much don't use the car. I haven't put the spare on yet, I'm pretty lazy. The only problem with not going to the shops that night was that I ended up cooking a stir fry without any sauce. Healthy yeah, but it didn't taste extraordinarily awesome. Apart from that I haven't broken anything else so far so I guess I'm not doing too badly.

These are the names of the songs so far:

Between The Rafters
Dirty Glass
Off The Ground

Having a whole block of time dedicated to doing nothing else other than writing songs really changes the approach to writing. It allows a whole lot more freedom in writing because I've got so much more time than I have ever had previously. That means I can make more mistakes, and I don't have to worry about a song being good enough or not because I can just write another one the next day. So I'm experimenting a lot more and really working on evolving our sound. I hope to have over 20 songs written by the time I have to go back. But that's being ambitious and it might just not happen.

The plan is to have enough songs for a new record later this year so if I leave with just enough for that I'll be happy enough.

I've attached a video with a bit of a tour of the place and a couple of photos of my recording setup. And that's pretty much it for now. I'll update again in about a week.

Okay so I had a brilliant video and some unreal photos to upload but my internet connection is too crap so it'll have to be another time.


TiteMaud said...
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TiteMaud said...

Good to hear from you.
It seems things are going pretty well, it's great.

Did you looked at the links I sent you? If your connection is too slow maybe I can give you the songs on mp3 next time?

See you soon.

(Poor door)