I kind of knew that starting my record in November would mean that there would be a break in progress in December for the holidays. Well, that break is here. I’m antsy to be in the studio again but Jered keeps reminding me that we’re not in a rush. I know we’re not in a rush, but I want to feel that sense of satisfaction, that I’m moving closer to a finished product and something I’ve been dreaming of for so long. Today I saw on facebook a fellow singer/songwriter having her album finally finished after such a long wait and I was like “Oooh I can’t wait until that is me!” It’s going to be a while still but part of me wishes I could just snap my fingers and have my finished record in my hands and start crying little tears of joy. BUT then the other part of me is telling me to enjoy the process and the waiting and the scheduling and rescheduling of studio time because it will all feel so worth the wait when it’s done. *dramatic sigh* (more…)
Well it has been a while since our last recording session. Scheduling Brent to come in and record is always a bit of a challenge seeing that he has a day job, a wife, a two year old girl and a five month old baby boy (plus all his other extra curriculars in life – he is a busy guy!). I don’t want to take him away from him family life too much, since I know my sister really loves her quality time with her husband and I understand the importance of him being home with his babies. So we had to reschedule a few times, but last night we finally got in the studio for a good couple of hours. (more…)
So Randor, Brent & Jered were sweet enough to humour me and record on a stat holiday. This past Wednesday we all gathered in the studio to watch/listen to Brent lay down some more piano tracks. I brought oatmeal raising cookies that I baked the night before, and second cup coffees to show my appreciation. (more…)
So usually I just use this blog as a casual place for me to jot down songwriting ideas, or full songs, or the odd vent about life but that is about to change!
Last week, on Thursday, November 5th I went into the studio for the very first recording session of my very first full length album. I have been dreaming about, talking about and writing grants for this project for so long, that to finally be in the studio laying down the first few instrumental tracks was a surreal experience for me. After years of writing project grants to every funding initiative in the country and beyond, and never getting anywhere I’ve decided to just do it. I don’t really know how I’m going to pay for it, or how successful it will be but I do know that I’m going to pour my heart and soul into this record. My EP just can’t cut it anymore. People keep asking me when I’m going to make a record, and I always would just shrug my shoulders and say “one day”. Well that day is here, is now. Tomorrow is our second session and although the finished product is FAR far away, I am beyond stoked. (more…)