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Work on the next album (title TBA) continues, though at a far more glacial pace than desired. Truth is, I (War-N) am gone for 12-hour days during the week so the weekend is Hungry Lucy time. That said, we are making great progress and these songs are our strongest material to date. We are cutting no corners for this album. If it’s not 100% awesome, it’s no good.
As you may recall, we got to a point last year… or was it 2 years ago (blimey) where we had an album’s worth of songs, but only a few that we truly loved. So, we trashed them all and started again. It’s possible (though unlikely) that these songs will see the light of day sometime. But, if their not great… why bother, right?
So, what we have at the moment is ten bloody good songs. Nine of these are arranged, recorded and in the final mix stage. That’s the point where we get even more picky and nothing is quite good enough. It’s the point where every slight adjustment can produce a thousand permutations of the same thing. It’s the point we have to get over ourselves and recognize that it’s the song, the story that counts. Pick one permutation and commit to it. As any of you “perfectionists” out there can attest to, this is easier said than done. But, it shall be done. The tenth song is one that just came about one night as we tinkered. It came to be a beautiful combination of Tori Amos and Fever Ray and we loved it. It needs everything done to complete it… it shall be done.
So… timing? Not yet. How’s that for avoidance? But… we’re edging ever close… and you’ll be the first to know. Thanks for listening. Thanks for waiting.
Bike ride & music work today. Attacking the dense mix of “Hill”. I suspect some elements will have to justify their existence or be pruned.
@model_daughters Thank YOU for spreading the work of our music!
We are proud to report that Hungry Lucy will be included in the next release of Ubuntu Linux: http://ping.fm/x3coz
BMI statements came in. Nice to get paid and fun to see the huge list of places Hungry Lucy showed up. Discovery/Learning channel airplay.
Sims2 + Hungry Lucy = strangely interesting? http://bit.ly/IvkIE
Sometimes working on music is totally boring crap you wish you could hire someone to do… – http://tiny12.tv/IK3TG
Lucy goes La La. Another mix completed http://bit.ly/BiQnf
Tags: creativity, isolation, music, story telling, vacation, writing
I’m sitting here in the loft of a log cabin, high atop the Smoky Mountains. It is the night before we travel home from a 3-night “get away” mountains. This is the second time we’ve been to this very structure in the woods, and each time it has resulted in a great unleashing of musical output. Something about the purely natural surroundings and (admittedly) isolation from any distractions, is very conducive to letting the creativity soar.
In the past 2 days I’ve written 5 new pieces, each of which Christa has given the thumbs up. We’ve been working with a slightly new technique lately of approaching each new piece as a story, rather than a song. For each of the Smoky Mountain pieces, for example, Christa sat listening and describing the visuals that came to mind in text. With that description and a musical sketch in place, we can embark together on completing lyrics (if appropriate) and a more polished arrangement. It’s less about making a 3.5 minute pop song, and more about the story of the thing. I’m sure some will end up as 3.5 minute pop songs… some, perhaps not. These visual descriptions may or may not end up in the finished product, but they are great stepping stones to the next part of the journey.
Now, returning to “civilization” and routine, the task of keeping the distractions at bay is upon us. Stay tuned.