It’s the school holidays so I’m attempting to get song 3 completely rerecorded. I’m trying to do what Stephen King calls ‘outrunning my self-doubt’. Second guessing, agonising over every little bit, will kill this project dead in the water. It’s great when you can nail that last 5% of awesomeness, but the problem is that last 5% can take 150% of your time and budget by which time you’ve lost perspective and all enthusiasm for the project. Once you’ve written the song you should just get it down as best you can. I’d love to be an awesome singer (and guitarist for that matter) but the sad reality is that my playing on the first couple of takes is probably as good as I’m capable of at this time in my life. So I have to be humble, do the work and maybe in a few years I’ll be a a bit better guitarist, singer, songwriter, whatever.
The other issue is trying to get recording time at the studio when my upstairs neighbour isn’t teaching breakdancing (last night) or playing hip hop and using power tools (tonight). But it doesn’t matter. I’ve been working for a few hours and my brain and larynx are fried anyway.
Tomorrow night Rachel is coming over to lay down some cello. If the hip hop won’t stop, we might have to take over my living room.
And a very talent someone on the other side of the world has offered to play some bass.