Aww, gee, thanks for all of the supportive replies to my last post — public and private.
I really am not trying to be a whiner; just wanted to get some stuff off my chest in the hopes of keeping a measure of objectivity about my current situation.
A buncha new CDs just arrived for review, so it’s not like I don’t have shit to do.
Additionally, I’ve been working like crazy on a new batch of songs. I’m going places I haven’t gone before, and it’s pretty interesting. One "completed" track has a Canterbury-prog sound, with acoustic guitars, celeste and mellotron, as well as "will o’ the wisp" vocals. It’s either beautiful or ridiculous — I’m not sure which.
But it’s the tune I’m currently putting together that’s got me all bugaboo. I’m channeling Queen on this one, no joke. And not in some half-ass My Chemical Romance way, either. That’s the last time you’ll read that name here, I promise.
Somehow my mastering skills are a bit rusty. The music is sounding pretty good in the mix, but ends up being a ball of poorly-EQ’d crap by the final bounce. Ah, well — there’s always the next 10 passes. I’ll post some MP3s over there in the currently-empty Contrarian Compositions section on top right side of your screen.
So yeah, things are cool, despite my bitching.
Check out this Tom Paxton clip that my friend and musical associate Marg G. Cooley sent me: