learning, recording, shadow puppets

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?

learning, music, rehearsing

Borrowing Trouble

Nobody: How’s rehearsing for recording the videos going?
Me: oh…. you know…. pretty glad that radiators there to balance the tripod on….
Nobody: is that your desk lamp!?
Me: yes…. I’m ordering more lights.
Nobody: does it work?
Me: Mostly….
Nobody: well you needn’t have stayed up half the night worrying about it then hey…. what song are you working on
Me: Borrowing Trouble…. Yes I know. Ironic.
Nobody 😂🤣😂
Me: go away,

learning, Memory Cafe

Memories are made of these

In olden times I would be up there in the minstrels gallery rather than sitting here by the amazing fire 🔥 watching the flames waiting for the lovely people from the #MemoryCafe join me for a chat about our forthcoming memory soundscapes. Feeling very lucky 🍀

We will be using stories and important sounds from participants lives to create meaningful and significant soundscapes. Can’t wait!

learning

Life in colour

I’ve been working on art work for the songs I’m writing. This preparatory work is for my song, ‘Look away’.

Today I’ve be working with the oil pastels and white spirit on gessoed paper. It’s changed how the colours took to the paper, some of it good, some of it not so good.

I still might use powder paint for the final work, but I like experimenting, and learning from the mistakes and things that don’t go to plan.

learning, Life, life somstimes suprises us.

No ‘New Year, new me’ BS for me.

I couldn’t feel less enthusiastic about 2021 if I tried. That’s not to say I’m not going to give it my all but I’m not buying into the whole it’s gonna be my year BS. It’s going to be another strange year where we’ll learn things we didn’t know we needed to, find comfort in unexpected places and be forced into situations we didn’t ever imagine, and my wish us that we’re all ok, that our loved ones are safe and happy, have food on the table and a roof over their heads. That’s all.