fast forward blog # 1. What just happened to the last 4 months? Who am i?
It’s April all of a sudden.
On completing my retro blog of the recording with the band i figured i could continue retro blogging and never catch up with my own life.
Or hit the MONTAGE button and bring us up to date in a series of mini montage blogs.
I think this is a better option.
What was meant to be 8 more days tracking in Daylesford followed by two weeks mixing in Sydney followed by a blissful christmas period off resting on my laurels turned into a three and a half month trip to the bottom of my soul and to London and back.
I changed studios three times.
I learnt how to use two types of computer based recording programs (protools and logic)
I ran out of time to finish it with Bourke and finished it with A ron Cupples in London
I spent three weeks in a mud brick studio in Brunswick
I rewrote the lyrics to half the record
re-sung every song twice (sometimes thrice)
changed the tempo of half the tracks with the electrical confusion rays of my mind
sang 2 000 vocal harmonies
had a total stress attack that lasted almost three months
went on tour as a three piece with Kitty Daisy and Lewis and felt ridiculously inappropriate, but tried hard
lost 8 kilos (pretty stoked about that one actually)
did a gig that was meant to be a sneak preview of the record but i mostly talked a lot and played old songs
had 4,357 conversations with my manager
bored the shit out of all my friends and ruined my relationship
and i’m still not finished!
(but very close now. i’m just working on the track listing and the art)
and the single ‘Bindi Irwin Apocalypse Jam ‘ is out today
more on how all this happened tomorrow…….