July 28, 2005
Thick crusts of barnacles
Mental note: you can't just pick up an instrument having not played it for several years and expect to play recordably on it. That's been my frustating experience playing the drums over the past few weeks. I'm sure I wa a lot better than this the last time I was in a studio, but everything just seems slow and sloppy at the moment.
Still, after a couple of weeks of bashing away and practicing those good old rudiments, things have improved to the point of reasonablness - just as well I'm only recording a "live" feel set. Much improvement will have to be made before anything is releasable as a recording.
I've gotten about four songs out of the 10-song live set started and will work on them solidly for the next few weeks ... It's coming together slowly.
The fatigue has returned a little, which is slowing me down. Sleep patterns are also ... unrewarding ... at the moment. But the project is up and running, which feels great and I'm enjoying the challenge.Posted by Huge at July 28, 2005 11:03 AM