Music Appreciation 101
So the new podcast is up - I wrote on MySpace about it - it's informative and you get an idea of the kind of songs that are gonna be on the record, but we wanna make it a bit more exciting to listen to, I'll get to work on that nearer the time. I have some ideas in the back of my head for it already.
Sung last night until 8pm then went out and hung out with friends for a few hours, then ate too much Subway...good night all round.
I am finally starting to get excited about the release of the album...until this week, it's been a vague idea that you could only believe in if you knew the songs as well as us while listening to rough demo's, or tracks with something missing. Blanks are being filled in at an alarming rate and once we get down to the mixing I am going to be in love with these songs even more.
I am planning something I never thought we would get to do so soon, it requires the help of strangers though, and they've always been hit-and-miss for me, so we'll see where we end up.
When you first write a song in a rehearsal, it takes courage to play it live in front of people. Something you've worked on is there to be judged by everyone who hears it.
You then record it, and have to believe that the ideas you add to the song are strong enough to make other people respond to it in some way. You risk ruining the simple idea that you came up with in that long-gone rehearsal, but you could make it something better than you thought you were capable of making, or simply make someone sing along.
The trick to it all has to be imagination. When you hear that song for the the first time, imagine what you can turn it into - where you can take it. Even now as we get closer to having finished songs, there will always be extra parts playing in my head as I sing along, because it's the listeners imagination that can bring the song to life.
Don't just listen to your favourite songs, bring them to life.