New CD nearly done.

[By Terry on 08/06/2020 with 0 Commments]

The recording part of the new CD is nearly complete. I'm still working on a title but leaning towards "Square Pegs, Round Holes". We'll see. This is my best work so far. I know every artist says this way about their newest project but in this case I believe it is. Time will tell. There's still mastering & cover art to do. Due to the Corona virus earlier I wasn't previously able to meet with outside players to record beyond a couple of friends. Lately things have relaxed a bit here in Bavaria so I finally got some of the missing parts recorded. 


Truth is I truly have little logical reason to make CDs. They are a bit of an anacronism aren't they? I'm told the days when someone sat down & listened to an entire record, track after track, are over. I suspect this is partially true but there is a minority of people who will. For the others the songs will be cherry picked for immediate appeal then converted to MP3s & moved to phones, etc. The only problem I have with this is some songs jump out at you at first listening but others are more complex. Is that songwriterish for not as good? No. The criteria for choosing these 11 songs was if this were the only song a new listener ever heard of mine would I be ok with that? I would.






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crowd rant.

[By Terry on 18/06/2015 with 0 Commments]

This might be the onset of me officially become a grumpy old guy but I can live with that. When I see people "crowd sourcing" online to record their CD I think about the guy begging with a paper cup I gave some change to today. He was crowd sourcing too. He was just more honest about it. Here's how you do it. Play gigs, work at some shitty fast food place on the side if you have to. The gigs you play will slowly develop you as a performer if you have it in you. Do the usual shuffle of forming and reforming new bands with better and better players until you actually don't suck anymore. Learn to use some computer program like Cubase or pay for studio time after you've saved your own money then. Whatever. Thinking you can skip all this is for dilettantes who will, deservedly, be boring their office colleagues with stories of their wild days in rock and roll after it becomes plain to everyone except their mother that the CD sucked, 500 of which you couldn't even give away are still sitting in a box in your closet. Have some respect for the art and profession of music and yourself. Thank you. I feel better.

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