Found an artist this afternoon. 10 pm- we have approval on the cover.
As of tonight I have 10 songs in various states of completion! Ahhhh! Six are done enough that I wouldn't be ashamed to put them on the final album, two have complete instrumentals recorded and just need vocals, and two have instrumentals written but nothing recorded and no vocals written yet. One of them may end up just being instrumental. If I really bust my ass I'm actually going to finish! I can't believe it!
So here we are at the end of another RPM Challenge and another success. This time I actually produced two different studio albums. All the songs were written and recorded in February and one of the albums is already an all-time fave. I am looking forward to performing this material next month.
I'm not quite sure what it is but I've been more relaxed during these sessions than I have in quite some time, if ever. The songs came easily at times, and sometimes they needed a bit of focus. Sometimes I toyed around with the songs a bit (note the two different versions of "Crowns" - one in E Major and the "official version" in c minor), and it took recording "Swing" three times before I got it right.
Most of these songs I really, really love. Front to back, I think Welcome To The New Hurrah is one of the best things I've ever done and I am very happy with almost every second of it. I also really love at least eight of the ten tracks on Happy Songs. There may be some further work done on this album. I still dig it as is and how can I be made at a bunch of Happy Songs anyway. It is what it is.
There is actually a third album in the works, an instrumental set. There are five tracks currently finished. There might be more. Or this might just be an EP, in which case that is also finished. However it turns out, it will be titled Venus Envy and will be (fdm083). After that, the next project at hand is based on a set of songs that I wrote in January....currently that album is called A Simple Wreck. More on that later.
In the meantime, this is what it's all about:
CA > Welcome To The New Hurrah (fdm081)
01) In This Light (4:24)
CA > HAPPY SONGS (fdm082)
01) The Big One (2:38)
Both albums written and recorded in The Room, February 2015.
CA: acoustic and electric guitars, bass, drum programming, percussion, vocals, other shit.
All songs written by chris anderson (c) ca / flying dachshund music (bmi)
Once again, thanks to the RPM Challenge for keeping it going and continually inspiring me. This was my ninth RPM Challenge and I love that I never cease to amaze (or at least amuse) myself. Congrats to everyone else who participated. I am looking forward to hearing your albums.
I think I am done.
I was working on song 11 this evening, and it hit me.
So, I listened.
10 songs, 41 minutes and 48 seconds.
I don't have an album title yet, let alone artwork. But it's only the 28th @ 12:33 am. And I am done. I didn't expect this twist.
So, it's in my player. I doubt it's the final mix, but it's close enough to play for you. Best wishes, my friends and, as always...
Gary Fox's player:
9th song in the player, only 1 to go! Album artwork still needs to be finished but I got the pictures taken for it today - gonna be a rush job! lol
Going out for lunch for Dad's birthday tomorrow. He is my biggest inspiration as a fellow song writer, can't wait to give mom & dad a copy of the CD, they're really looking forward to it!
Also have a funeral tomorrow. My best friend growing up from before kindergarten through to high school...her mom passed away & is being buried Saturday, Feb 28th. She was my "second mom". I was taking a coffee break before doing the vocals, went on Facebook & saw she had passed. Mom had been trying to call, but I hide the phones away when I'm recording. I couldn't do the vocals last night.
They don't call this a challenge for nothing! If it's not life getting in the way, it's death! I will persevere! See ya at the finish line :D
This February hasn't been a very happy month... in fact, the latter half really sucked. I won't go into it, but I haven't recorded anything for more than a week.
The plan tonight was to re-record at least one demo, but I couldn't even muster the enthusiasm to do that. So I guess my last two songs to be submitted will be in demo form. Oh well...
I guess it doesn't help that all the songs on this album were written years ago, at a time when I was probably emotionally in one of my lowest points. I thought it's been long ago enough that I can disassociate these feelings from these songs, but some of the emotion came rushing back. Doesn't help that a conflict this week was way too similar to one from the time these songs were written.
So, I'm glad to be done with this project... and to move on.
Wilsun - Inside
Wilsun - Here Alone With You
The first eight songs would be the album proper. I guess "Here Alone With You" would be like an accompanying single release or something... doesn't really fit with the first eight songs.
I think I'm done. The track is bouncing to disc. It's 34 minutes long, so I guess I'll see in the morning if it's actually done.
Down to the wire and quickly scribbling some real shit lyrics, but at this point I just want them to be done so I can mix and be done with it. One more to go........
Lucky because I managed to make it to the finish line again this year despite equipment failures and a nasty cold. Like so many others in the challenge I found the madness to be exhilarating and trying. I hope all of you make it in time and I wish you all the happiness it provides. Cheers all !
Thought of a title this morning
by Petty Vendetta
by Claire Haley
Dispatch from the frozen F'n car
by Matt Ferrara
Done And Done Again
by Chris Anderson
I Didn't Expect This Twist
by Gary Fox
by Lorna Webb
I give up... guess I'm done
2015 in the bag
by Gerald Schoenherr
by The Screaming Fantods
by Jim Anderson
what i did differently this year...
by chris hardy
Friday Night Crossed Eyes
by Letter Seventeen
by Mike Dennis
by faith bova
The end is in sight
by Elliott Lawrence