The Gunfighter has almost met his match...
I hope this finds you very well.
I spent my commute today listening to the rough mixes of my new songs, and I have to tell you..I'm very excited! Wil and Jon recorded guitars at Right Angle in early May. I stopped in for an hour or so, but couldn't understand most of what they were talking about ("guitar talk?"). Nor could I understand where various fabulous looking guitars and amps kept appearing from. But it was sounding terrific, so I left them to it.
I was late for my vocal session last Saturday (due to going the wrong way on the 1 train. Hello? How long have I lived in this city?!), and Jon said that for every minute I was late, a new metal guitar part would be added to the album. Haha, I said, but upon hearing the song "I Never," he may not have been joking! My love of the Smashing Pumpkins song "Bullet With Butterfly Wings" had had a little rebirth while I was writing "I Never," so it's perhaps fitting.
And though we started a bit late, I finished all of my vocals last Saturday! It was such fun to be shut up in a room with nothing but my voice and my songs (and a microphone, and Wil and Jon in my headphones giving me tips). My favorite tip from Wil was that I ought to sneer while singing "The Gunfighter Meets His Match." I love playing the piano, but it really is a treat to sometimes just focus on singing.
The next step is background vocals and other tasty bits (glockenspiel? whistles? who knows?). Thanks to you, we are getting very close!
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