Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Packing is as packing does

Movin’ On Up

Today is the 2nd to last night I’ll be spending at the Shockley Howse so tonight I have to pack up more stuff so that on Thursday and Friday I can move it all over to Nikki’s crib. That’s a lot of studio crap and a heap of books as well to move with my pickup truck. Hopefully it will fit. Also tomorrow night is the first show for Marqui Adora since December 17th 2004. More than a year since we last played on stage. And in the last two weeks Joe had to switch back from keyboards to drums since Jeff bowed out of playing the show. ROCK AND ROLL!

So hopefully next week (work permitting) I should be back to finishing the record.

I hope...

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Monday, January 30, 2006

Adventures In Podcasting

Pod People Are People Too

So at lunch today Joe and I discussed the pros and cons of being on the bleeding edge of tech stuff. In this case Podcasting was the main topic with RSS and HTML as subtopics. Joe is considering how to simplify his method of bringing The Datasound Podcast to the interwebz. We couldn’t reach a simple method for him to do the transition so he’ll likely keep it the same for the time being. This talk of podcasting did inspire me to post the remix of Only I did last year as a file on the Marqui Adora Podcast so if you like us and you like Nine Inch Nails you should go get it.

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Sunday, January 29, 2006

All rock no recording

Practice Makes Pre-Fect

After work Joe, Ash, and I spent a few hours rehearsing for the show we have on the first of February down in Miami. Sadly no time today for recording. In fact things look pretty dark this week with the gig and me moving as well. ROCK AND ROLL!!!!! WOOOOO!!!!!

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The story so far...

Around April 2004 Joe Shockley and I had just started playing music with Ty Paff with the hope of making a really good record when we heard a bitchin’ singer through the walls of the rehearsal room next to ours...(For more info on Marqui Adora click here.)

At this point we have a lot of songs written of half written and a small group of those songs selected as our “first record.”

As of this moment our first record should include the following songs:

1-What Are You Waiting For?
We’ve only got a demo version of this song at this moment. So we still need to re-record
the entire song. Yes I said the entire song.

2-The Pretty Ones
Drums and bass guitar have been recorded all of the guitars need to be retracked (tuning
problems) and the vocals need to be recorded.

3-Die In A Disco
All of the instruments have been recorded we just need to track the final vocals.

4-Do Anything
All of the instruments have been recorded we just need to track the final vocals.

I decided the original tempo of this one was a little fast and have since re-recorded
everything but a few of the guitar parts and the final vocals.

6-In Motion
This very simple song is vexing me. I’ve still got work to do on the drums. If they change
to much I’ll need to try the bass guitar part again and then attack the daunting task of the
guitars before Ash can give us the final vocals.

The most nearly finished of the bunch. We might re-track the lead vocal.

8-Don’t Panic
This one is my happy pain child. Everything has been recorded but the vocal.

9-Everything That Makes No Sense
My personal favorite of the bunch. We’ll have to tighten up the ending and add a boat load
of vocals before it’s soup.

10-(Love Hangover) name still undecided
I still have to write most of the music to this song. The nice part is I’ll be recording as I
write it.

So those are the ten songs we’ve got lined up for this album. I’ll update you on our lack of progress on an ongoing basis.

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