Studio Log #19

September 14, 2017

9/1/17

And then? This one time? I started rearranging and rejiggering Mention It To Me to incorporate a variation I heard in my head? That was already in there. That was something I already wrote that got caught in my head, and I thought it was a new bit.

But I earwormed myself - that’s a good sign, right?

9/2/17

MITM: I think the notes of this thing are done. I think I may step back from it for a little while and live with it this way before I start doing the permanent things.

In the meantime, I started a fast R&D yesterday - the kind of thing I used to do on every day off. Decided I’m going to do one once a month, so I started September’s thing. It’s ridiculous, but I like it & may put it up when it’s done (and I’d say it’s at least 60% done at this point)

9/10/17

Mention It To Me:
Notes: DONE!
Not content with mere strings, I’ve dragged out the other (virtual) concert instruments as well, and am orchestrating my little heart out. I may never come up for air.

September R&D:
Started as a guitar improv, is now very far along into the realm of sparse ambient abstraction. Enjoying working with this as well.

Crazy Ideas about creating an animation to go with this, because I am evidently made of time.

9/13/17

On vacation this week, so I’ve been “relaxing” by working my ass off on these things.

September R&D: doneish.
Still to do:
-shorten -play a guitar sola on top -add part(s)? -generally fiddle about until I tire of adding to it -clearly this is not living up to my old R&D pattern of “3 hours & done”, but whatever.

9/14/17

Mention It to Me:
God help me, I’m actually charting this thing now to keep track of what all the parts are doing. For something I thought was going to be a simple rock overture w/ some string pads, this is getting way complicated.

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