2009

2008 was a year of few musical endeavours; I have a number of 'works in progress' which will hopefully bear fruit this year. I am also trying to make more music - the studio is now (nearly) the way I want it, and it's time to start playing!

 

jamelopoeia - no advice [2:35]


jamelopoeia - no advice.mp3 (3 MB MP3 @192 kbps)

This is very much a 'demo' version - something that started as a blank piece of paper at 8pm and was complete within two hours can be considered little else! It was recorded using my Rode NT-1A microphone, acoustic guitar, and the piano sound on the Alesis. I'm finding Adobe Audition to be a very quick and effective way of getting audio recorded - drop-ins are easy, and, although it doesn't have the richness of effects or strictness of tempo that Logic offers, I find I can record and fine-tune things quickly with it.

The song was inspired by a message from a friend on the Twitter  microblogging site, who was awaiting with apprehension the results of a college test; I'm not entirely sure what the intention or sentiment is, and the song is somewhat formulaic (certainly for me!) in structure! I have been a fan of the Home Made Hit Show  podcast for a number of years, and used this brief period of lyrical lucidity to apply some of the ideas they've brought to the songwriting sections of the show. I might just submit this as my 'first' home made hit...