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Stuffies: An Overview

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Stuffies is a concept EP, a short book, and I am preparing it to pitch as a film or animated series. I will be meeting with a senior animator at Pixar in the next few months to pick his brains … Continue reading

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Album Challenge: Post 24

Shaky Terrier is starting to sound like a song. Yay. One thing I learned from listening to the Flaming Lips was: You can have more then one bass. While screwing around I happened to have 3 basses pulled up on … Continue reading

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Album Challenge: Post 23

I may as well admit I won’t be finishing this album on time. My self imposed deadline was tomorrow. Although I have enough material recorded there is still the matter of mixing, fixing, artwork, etc. I’m ok with the lateness. … Continue reading

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Album Challenge: Post 22 Picking a Key Again

Here’s the first attempt at this song entitled “Shaky Terrier: Mr Fritzy Kibbleton”. It’s way rough and I bet barely recognizable from the final version. It’s great when you don’t take your own advice and then end up doing extra … Continue reading

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Album Challenge: Post 21

It’s been some time so I’m just going to lead with some work. A bit of technical stuff will follow. This one is called “Make Up in the Car”. Here is an earlier version. Here is a later one. I … Continue reading

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Album Challenge: Post 19

Something I’ve been meaning to do it try and finish a song in one day. For me that’s about 4 or 5 hours when you count the actual work time. Anyone who says they are creatively productive for more then … Continue reading

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Album Challenge: Post 18

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What did I say about writing rap lyrics and learning Ableton Live on vacation? Well it’s over now and I’m certain I didn’t do either. After a day of “normalizing” back in San Francisco I have now sequestered myself in … Continue reading

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Album Challenge: Post 17

It’s funny how things work. Many years ago I thought about trying some rap. But I could never put it together and I knew it. Rap is harder then you or I think. If you are a rapper you already … Continue reading

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Album Challenge: Post 16

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I think I’m ready to move on to the next song. Here is what the latest version sounds like. Here are some notes on what’s changed since the last version. Completely re-tracked the vocals. The old ones weren’t rehearsed enough. … Continue reading

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Album Challenge: Post 15

The importance of gaining perspective. After working on a song for a while it’s easy to loose perspective. Sometimes a throw away part is my favorite in hindsight. This has happened enough for me to get smart about it. Now … Continue reading

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