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Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Looking for inspiration...

Hey, so in my last post i think i remember saying i'd write here sooner. I didn't know at the time that i was lying, but it turned out that way, i can only apologise.

I can only justify my lack of posting by saying that i've been super-busy, but not much of it is interesting enough to write about. All the band stuff is going well, thank you to everyone that's come along to the shows or supported us in any way, we do appreciate it. All the main parts are done on the recordings, but we won't get a chance to start mixing until we get back from the shows up north next week. It's good being this busy, but some things end up taking longer than we'd like. I guess it's just a compromise...not my strongpoint.

The lack of posts has probably also because i've been relatively drama-free for the last couple of weeks. Buried my head in my work and kept a low profile. Don't get me wrong, there are dramas going on around me, but they are not mine to write about. Don't worry, as soon as I can clear some space around me, i'll get myself all caught up in something new and you can watch me screw it up in all my former glory.

If you didn't catch the show on Friday, the new CD is called 'Friends In Name Only' and it very much relates to what was going on around us as we recorded and wrote the songs.

I gotta go, everything is already catching up with me.

See u soon,

Max xxx

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

This town is too small by far....

Hey, it's been a little while since I posted. I hope you are good. At this exact moment I am listening to rough mixes of the new songs. Rough mixes is a bit of an understatement - they sound insane, with some guitars super-loud and some voices too quiet to hear. They are just reference copies so we can work out what we want to add before we start mixing, but it's cool to have a the songs to listen to.

We are taking a few days off from recording to rehearse for the show this Friday, I am looking forward to playing a real show...don't get me wrong, i heart the studio in a big way, but playing live is still what it's about.

So what have I been doing other than posting here? Well I just moved to a new place so shifting boxes of stuff around has been a pretty day-to-day thing. I like the new house, but i'm still getting everything sorted so I feel a little odd but it's getting better every day.

As well as the practical stuff I have been treated like shit by someone I trusted...and it felt horrible and still hurts which is even worse. Oh, and i've traded sunrises in for dead silence recently, I figured you wouldn't mind....nothing else seems to bother you.

I hope to god that the people scanning these words for their names read the lyrics to the new songs, you are in there....even if you don't know it. If you've got nothing to say in person, then neither have I, but final words are my speciality and they're on their way.

I gotta go, it's late and I have more boxes to unpack in the morning. I'm sorry if I seemed a little bitter, but that's just the taste in my mouth right now. I'll be back sooner and will hopefully have better words to say.

Max xx

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

In name only....

On a practical note, i left my phone in the cab last night so don't txt me if you ever do. It's annoying but it's my own stupid fault and i'm too ill today to be angry at myself.

Last night just had bad idea written all over it...well, some of it did, saw old friends and that is always good. I'm not great at apologies, they don't come naturally to me...i have an arrogant streak that runs deep and it gets me through a lot of things, but gets in the way of saying sorry.

Back to things i have some sort of handle on...the songs are starting to take shape. We've had the drum tracks done for a week or so but we had to take a break from recording to rehearse for a show but now we are back into the swing of things. We did the bass tracks over the weekend and they sound really cool. I was chatting about basses to some people at the show the other day and mine sounds best with brand new strings and my amp up loud. Altogether we nailed them over two days and have now started on the guitars. On most songs, you rarely hear just one guitar, it's usually a mixture of a load of different guitars playing the same thing. We're about a third of the way through recording the 'basic' guitar that will run through all the songs and then we'll use different amps, guitars, pedals, picks, microphones and other things to layer more on top. It'll sound good...trust me. I'm itching to start singing over it all.

That's pretty much all i've got right now. Sorry if that was just boring recording stuff but that's just where my head is right now. But don't worry...a lot of things seem to be falling down around my ears so i'm bound to be more f*cked up next time....

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