My fingers hurt. I am clearly not match fit for playing the acoustic guitar over and over and over.
After my late night, I spent the morning sleeping in (until 09:30), eating a hearty breakfast, tidying up loose ends from yesterday, and creating and posting content to Day 1.
I sit down at the old joanna with some chords and some words.
14:00: I film a take of a piano-led dirge.
The Scars On Your Face (piano) – take 1
I start new songs, laying down click tracks and drums where I have them.
- The Scars On Your Face
- My Heart Has Wings
- We Didn’t Have Much Time
That way I am ready to record mic’ed parts during darkness hours when the outside noise has died down (there’s an airport one side of me and a busy road on the other).
I practice some heavy-on-the-tremelo-arm wild west-style guitar along to the cantering drums of My Heart Has Wings, the resultant sound is brutal, reverb-y and mushed up. It sounds pleasing to my ears.
My Heart Has Wings (guitar/drums) – take 2
19:28: I save a tiny, helpless mouse from the needy cat. I stop for dinner and a glass of wine. Which kind of puts an end to work.
21:00: I take myself off to bed with the intention of getting a few hours sleep and setting the alarm for stupid o’clock when I will hopefully get up and do some work before the rest of the world rises and starts making noises.
NOTES FROM DAY 2
A paltry single page of notes from Day 2.