Wednesday, February 14, 2018

YAWT

Yet Another Work Tape! Or indeed, a couple of them, both completed over the weekend - though I haven't posted them yet online, will do that soon!

Have also started on another song, hoping to wrap that up over this week and weekend, early days yet though, will have to wait and see if I can get it to sound the way I want as it's a bit of an experiment.

Lyric videos have come to a slight pause - not sure if I want to finish up Pinball Machine, or wait til I try re-singing the lyrics to see if I can get them to sound better (even if it is just a work tape). Did have some technical issues with the audio out of the new video editor I was using, so will need to explore that and decide how best to overcome it, with an aim of still keeping the workflow short and snappy!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Death and taxes (without the death)

Whew, spent this weekend mostly working on all the documenting of taxes for 2017. I want to get that in to the accountant early, so I can figure how much I am due this year, and then I can plan ahead for the move to Nashville that I'm considering!


I also made a video demo'ing the iDea, which I am going to put up for sale now that I have the Elite. Recorded the footage, and chopped it up into parts, and took some photos, but haven't yet put it all together.

Will be kind of sad to see the guitar go, since it has been on every song (that uses an acoustic) for the last 10 years, and I've done a lot of writing on it - but, I can't give in to GAS as they call it! Guitar Acquisition Syndrome, that is. To me, no sense in having more than one sort of guitar that does a similar thing to another. However, it will be like saying goodbye to an old friend, and this one did come with me to the very first Camp Copperhead, so it has sentimental value!


Anyway, look for the video soon. Also, am working on the lyric video for Pinball Machine, I hope to have that out in the coming week. Simple as it is, it still takes time to put together, however, video is the be-all-and-end-all these days. The Facebook feed choses video above any other sort of post to publicize, so getting the audio into some sort of video would appear to be critical.

Something of a shame to have to take time out from writing to create promotional materials, but such is the way of things! I aim to try and convert one song over into video format every week, or every two weeks maybe to make sure it doesn't detract from the writing!

I might also start making the blog into a vlog, for much the same reasons. We shall see, again, it's the question of time away from writing that is paramount!

Cheers!
   Tommy