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Black Crows

FINALLY! Out with the zoom and the #binaurals to record the birds and I got CROWS!!!

If you’ve ever listened to #DifferentTrains by #SteveReich you’ll be haunted by the second movement (Europe During The War) – it makes me weep every time. Ever since, crows have become a leitmotif of sorrow for me. It’s for my song, Look Away and it’s been a challenge to record all round. I’m so glad I’ve got the last piece of the jigsaw.

I also did some keys for another song. I’m at the so lose to the end it hurts stage of this body of works. My plans for mixing however were somewhat scuppered by the new kitten having a few accidents.😳😱

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Tick tock

Last night was one of those when you wake and your brain starts reminding you of everything you have to do, while also embellishing each with various disaster scenarios… and at the root of all of it is fear. Fear of not being good enough. So I lay there in the dark and rested my attention on my breath and no, I didn’t sleep, not for a long time, but I didn’t worry so much either so small steps, small wins. Had a chat with my best friend tonight, (she’s getting MARRIED!!!!!) – she turned me on to The #BulletJournal A few years ago and I’ve never looked back, she suggested I write them down and see if that helps…. good idea.

So today’s been hard, teaching double spin and aqua fit on 3 hours sleep is ugly! And tonight I’m not up to much so I’m working on the prototype shadow puppets for #Gaslight not tidy, not pretty but it works

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Rehearsing

Funny ole day; I wanted to record with my binaural mics but the rain was too loud so I did some mixing until my ears got tired. I’ve not done a lot of mixing before so it been hard work!

Also I’m rehearsing this lovely lady … she’s going to be performing my song ‘Cars’ … a song that will speak to the soul of a toner who’s ever bought second hand cars…

And now…? Netflix and cocoa cos I know how to party 🎉

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Wind, Rain and Shadows

We started the day recording trumpet 🎺 for one of my tracks, #Free; would have done more but the wind and rain was too noisy! I’ve not recorded trumpet before but between the two of us it went well..

So I’ve been working on the shadow theatre 🎭 for #Gaslight and wearing my Christmas 🎄 jumper to keep warm….


what have you been up to on this wild wet ☔️ day?