Saturday, October 04, 2008

Life Comes at You Fast...

It's a cliche, especially now that it has been used in a TV commercial, but it does serve a purpose, as all cliches can. My brother reminded me the other day that I needed to update the news page on my website, and I figure I'd better do the same with my blog.
Suffice it to say that life has been pretty busy, with work and finishing up mastering a couple projects and trying to finish mixing the Christmas album. We spent a good chunk of time yesterday on one song, and got it pretty much mixed. We have three more sessions like that and then we can listen back to all 14 tracks and make final adjustments. It is amazing what hard, focused mixing can do to transform a song from 'okay' to 'great'. And I think we've been able to do that for a lot of these tracks.
The busy spell is beginning to slow down, and I feel like it goes in waves. Next week will probably be packed, or if not next week then the following week. I'm starting to book some more solo shows, and pretty soon I'll be working on finishing up the cover design for my album. It's exciting to have projects to work on, but when busy-ness goes in waves it's often hard to know what to do with my time when it's free.
In my free time there's a lot I could probably do (practice, write songs, record new tunes, etc..), and I do a fair amount of music-related things, but sometimes I'm just burnt out on music and I'd rather do other things. Today, for example, I had a big lunch and watched Seinfeld episodes. Last night I watched the vice-presidential debates. But that's another story.

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