Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Studio: Day 3...

Hello! I'm back - sorry I left a bit of a gap...and now I have to remember what happened a week ago... :-S

Wednesday:

On Wednesday we recorded most of the vocals, which I enjoyed lots. :) We were also sorting out the instruments, making sure the vocals were in tune and everything was quantized as it should be before the drummer came in on Thursday... :)

It doesn't seem like a week ago that we were doing all that. - My time there felt like it went soooo quickly! I think one of main reasons I'm really going to try to promote this CD as much as possible is so that I can go back and make another one, hopefully for a bit longer - if they'll have me! :) And I'd better get writing some more songs. I've got a few that I could put on a newer one already...Who Are You?, Warmer in May, The Lady and the Past, Gone For Good...one more and I could make an EP...hmmmm... :)

Right now I'm starting to think about artwork etc. - I think Donna and I are going to go out and take some pics...and I've got a title now....reeeadyyy?......*drumrooooll....*

TEA LEAVES AND OLD MAGAZINES

Dada! I chose that because people may tend to think 'what's that all about then?' and be a bit more interested than if it was self titled or something.

Anyhow, I'd best be off. :)

TTFN xxxxx

44 comments:

Larry said...

It is thrilling to read of your enthusiasm. That title is awesome and I feel that it is just perfect. And that is such a great song. Hope you and Donna have a grand time!

Holly said...

Thankyou so much lovely Larry! :D xx

xenonrush said...

If the weather is the same on the IoW as it is in London then you will be able to get some nice snow shots. You standing in a blizzard playing ‘Lady’ as the snow beats down. Low angle shot. Nice!

Larry said...

LOL @ xeno. OMG! lol

Uncle Tim said...

I think many of your song titles would also make great album titles. As well as the Tea Leaves one, "A Woman You Don't Know" (as pointed out by WG), "Tripping Through Violets" and "I Live Through The Song" are all great titles.

xenonrush said...

"Quite Blue" could be a title too but it would have to go on the top shelf of the record store.

D.N.H. said...

I like the title choice because it sounds like a collection of disparate things, and with your various styles represented, that's sort of what this CD is.

Holly said...

- You got it Dan! Lol. :) That's kind of what I was going for. The songs are rather different so it was hard picking a title that 'covered them all' - it's kind of an ambiguous title really, but hopefully one that people will remember. :)

Xeno - it's not snowing here. :( It doesn't tend to make it across the water from the mainland. I don't think I've ever seen a white Christmas. :(

Uncle Tim said...

It was snowing here in Southampton a short while ago - some of it may manage to cross the water.. :)

Holly said...

OOH OOOOH!!! Was it very heavy? Has it settled?

Uncle Tim said...

It was noticeable but not really heavy, and no, it didn't settle. Perhaps it will if it snows later in the evening when it's colder.

xenonrush said...

Settled in London today and the forecast tomorrow is below zero and snow. Oh joy! Wind from Russia so maybe it will blow some over The Solent.

Larry said...

Just keep on your side of the Atlantic and I will be happy! :)

me said...

Larry ~ we crave snow on our little island :( When we do get it it has usually gone by the end of the day :(

me said...

LOL @ xenonrush *giggle*

Larry said...

Sorry I am slow - been reinstalling the OS all day.

Snow is very rare here right on the ocean on the Virginia coast. Like Holly, I have never seen a white Christmas. When I was younger, I used to love to get out in it and drive around. But now there are too many cars on the road to even drive around when the weather is good! Walking is faster now. Amazing difference 40-50 years can make. Gimme back the old days. So much better!!!

xenonrush said...

I'm not surprised you don't get snow in Portsmouth Va. You are almost on the same latitude as the south of Spain which is mostly desert. I remember driving over the Chesapeake Bay bridge years ago on a quest to eat yummy crab served on tin trays with a wooden mallet.

Larry said...

Lol, Yes, that Bay Bridge Tunnel is considered an engineering wonder of the world. It crosses the bay and is over 20 miles long! Crabs... you can have them, lol. But the bay is plum full of them. They are a pain when you are fishing for they steal the bait! Right this moment, the area just west and north of here is under a winter storm warning (as usual) but it is expected to just be rain for us (as usual). The bay, rivers and ocean which surrounds me just keeps it away. Heck, one flak is a storm, and two of them is a blizzard! BTW, good morning, sir! (6:08am)

Larry said...

Speaking of Virginia...

GOD CREATED VIRGINIA ....
God was missing for six days. On the seventh day, Michael, the Archangel, found him - resting.
He inquired, "Where have you been?" God smiled deeply and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds. "Look, Michael. Look what I've made."

Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and said, "What is it?" "It's a planet" replied God, and I've put life on it. I'm going to call it Earth and it's going to be a place to test Balance." "Balance?" inquired Michael, "I'm confused." God explained, pointing to different parts of Earth. "For example, he said, northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth, while southern Europe is going to be poor. Over here I've placed a continent of white people, and over there is a continent of black people. Balance in all things."

God continued pointing to different countries. "This one will be extremely hot, while this one will be very cold and covered in ice."

The Archangel, impressed by God's work, then pointed to a land area and asked, "What's that one?" "That's the Commonwealth of Virginia , the most glorious place on earth. There are beautiful mountains, rivers and streams, lakes, forests, hills, and plains. The people from the Commonwealth of Virginia are going to be handsome, modest, intelligent, and humorous, and they are going to travel the world. They will be extremely sociable, hardworking, high achieving, carriers of peace, and producers of good things."

Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then asked, "But what about balance, God?
You said there would be balance..."

God smiled, "Right next to Virginia is Washington , DC . Wait till you see the idiots I put there."

D.N.H. said...

LOL, what an eclectic blog you have Holly. A post about studio recording turns into a discussion about snow, bridges, tunnels and fishing.

Larry said...

And what an idiot she has for a fan in me, lol.

xenonrush said...

And it is now zero outside and falling. But no snow yet.....

xenonrush said...

When I said it wasn't snowing I spoke too soon. Tipping down now. Still I've got a pal who works in Moscow Monday to Friday and he said it was -28c when he went home last night. Maybe some of the Russian wind blowing across the North Sea and S.England has helped the snow make it over the pond to the Oilly's

Larry said...

Yikes!

me said...

You lucky duck! Snow???
Apparently a few flakes reached us earlier in the day here on Oily ~ but I blinked and missed them :(
It's VERY cold though!

@ Larry .....YIKES??...lol! Did we catch that from you or you from us? hahaha!

Larry said...

"Yikes"? lol, Been saying that for as long as I can remember. We might get a flurry on Saturday night as the storm moves over us, moving out to sea. It is the talk of the town and news, lol. Does not really matter to me, I would be afraid to get out in it anyway. No one around here knows how to drive in it and they all wreck, lol.

xenonrush said...

Yikes (it's contagious), here's some pictures of snow from London today.
http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/xenonrush/Snow#

It's zero rather than below.
I blinked but it wouldn't go.

Amazing how the weather can make you break out in verse.

wolfgang said...

Advent

Die Pappeln stehen kahl im Raum,
und draußen rieselt leise Schnee
und während ich nach innen seh',
verblasst mein Kindheitsweihnachtstraum.

Und über kalte, dunkle Felder
legt sich ein zarter weißer Hauch.
Die Zeit verfliegt wie schwarzer Rauch
und Krähen fliegen über Wälder.

Die dunklen Boten ziehen dahin,
schon fasst das Auge sie nicht mehr.
Die Straßen alle grau und leer,
die Welt entzieht sich meinem Sinn.

Larry said...

Yikes, xeno! lol Well, it is in the news here that we might get that bit of snow tomorrow night, as I reported yesterday. It's funny. Take a look: http://hamptonroads.com/2009/12/weather-winter-storm-way-rain-snow

But this little corner is protected from everything. It's called 'Hampton Roads' and includes Va Beach, Portsmouth, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Newpot News. The spiritualist, 'Edgar Casey' chose this area because of this very strange protection many years ago (Google him). It is true everything misses us by a few miles (or less). Go figure.

me said...

@ WG ~ I would love to be able to read your verse, but I have to wait until Holly can translate it for me later :(

@ Larry ~ We are the same over here ~ lol ~ we are always desperate for the snow to fall, then when it does, we are not really ready for it. Living in a country lane is not brill either cos the gritters don't get down this way :S
Violet was fascinated when she saw a few flakes of snow and was trying to catch them through the glass door ~ lol ~ it soon melted though :(

@ Xenonrush ~ OK OK OK ~ now you really ARE showing off!! Those pics are so beautiful ~ is that where you live ~ on that hill ~ it looks wonderful! The compost bin is looking brill with it's hat on too ~ hip hip hip hooray ;)
ps.
I'm not too good at making rhyme,
I'll have another go next time ;)

Larry said...

Like the song says, " Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow", LOL!

Only 7 more months to the 4th of July. It is always hot on the 4th of July. Sheesh... :)

me said...

Lol~Larry~don't wish your life away~at our age it goes too quicly anyway :D
We have a little mouse that sings that song in a very chipmunky sort of way ~ and the kitten runs for the hills ~ hahaha!

Larry said...

LOL! Not really wishing it away but rather longing for nice hot summer beach days again! :)

me said...

Make that QUICKLY ~ silly me :)

Larry ~ I love the link you sent to that weather article! It is written in a very different and lengthier format than over here :)

I had a peek around other articles too. I also love the way the 'somebody stole Jesus' story was written too. I must admit it bought a hint of a smile ~ I hope I am not offending anyone by saying that :S

xenonrush said...

Larry ~ Yes I liked your weather link too and the solen Jesus story. And the primary colours of Debbie Britt's manger figures were quite eye catching.
Just looked on Google maps and I see that you aren't far from the Great Dismal Swamp. Hope that's not what caused a depression in the weather.
Snow has as usual brought chaos over here.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8420057.stm

Snow and -4c forecast for tomorrow so I may be able to add some more snow pics. Even a snowman maybe.

Larry said...

xeno, I lived in that swamp for 5 years without any utilities! Just a little research facility (cabin). It is a federal wildlife refuge.

David Macauley said...

Well Spoggy and I like it - cannot remember now if that was one of the titles we suggested, I know we suggested some and then we suggested some you should NOT use under any circumstances LOL

but as Tea Leaves and Old Magazines is my absolute favourite of ALL your songs EVER and David was whistling it around the kitchen yesterday, we give it the

BIG THUMBS UP.

We would like 5 copies of your cd please. At the least so far!

love and light
Susan and the Spogster xxxx

David Macauley said...

My dear surrogate Dad who teaches in Russia said it was 30 below, I cannot even comprehend that - and he can keep it to himself and Russia too thanks. LOL

David Macauley said...

oh and has Tea Leaves still got the guitar solo bit in the middle, the part you were gonna leave out if you got into that contest cos frankly I LOVE that part so much. I hope it is still there and you didn't have to cut down the time on that song, especially as it is the title of the CD too. Love Susan

wolfgang said...

Last night we had -15 Celsius in Neumarkt,when me and my family left the cinema at 11PM. A real shock after leaving the warm moisture of planet Pandora.;-)
Yes it's really cold for beginning of winter. Hard to imagine, that at Christmas the spook will be over.

xenonrush said...

Wolfgang ~ Is that Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz just outside Nurnberg? Drove through there on the way to Regensburg and then on to Wien back in the 70's with a mate from school. That's when we discovered weissbier and wurst and decided Germany was a wonderful place.

Larry said...

Well, guys, the "Blizzard of 2009" as it is called on the news and Weather Channel, is now over. Wash., DC got almost 2 feet and the whole east coast to 500 miles inland was closed down. But, as I said, we are protected here in Hampton Roads in some seemingly mystical way. All we got here was a light dusting overnight. Here is a pic of it: [URL=http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm42/cozmo77/Miscel/500_IMG_0264.jpg][IMG]http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm42/cozmo77/Miscel/th_500_IMG_0264.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

wolfgang said...

Yes xeno it's exactly t h i s Neumarkt. Regensburg is the German town that I love most. There is a restaurant in Regensburg, called 'Kreuzschenke', a real lovely place, where you can get the biggest and best "Schnitzel" of the whole Oberpfalz.

wolfgang said...

Yes xeno it's exactly t h i s Neumarkt. Regensburg is the German town that I love most. There is a restaurant in Regensburg, called 'Kreuzschenke', a real lovely place, where you can get the biggest and best "Schnitzel" of the whole Oberpfalz.