Posts Tagged “recording”

  • Scripting podcast and screencast prep on a Mac

    There's a lot to remember when you're preparing to record a screencast or a podcast. Quitting some apps, launching others, changing settings... I find it easiest just to script everything. That's probably not a surprise to anyone.…

  • Title track: Something Precious

    This is a song I recorded a couple of years ago. I like it, although it's a bit dark. Yes, even darker than my usual. You may be happy to know that --- since getting my new electric guitar --- I've actually been writing some happier music. I haven't recorded any of it yet, but hope to find some time soon.…

  • Blue Bags: new song with 33% more metaphor

    You can count yourself lucky if you have no idea what "blue bags with red letters" might be, but I think you'll get the idea from the lyrics to this song nonetheless. Within certain circles, the stamp bag is a common form of packaging powdered goods... at least in New York and other high-traffic cities. A small envelope, often blue in my day, stamped with red letters which spell out the name of the dealer/batch the contents are from.…

  • And now... something happier

    Junky Angel, my last post, was a rather dark look into my psyche, which makes this next one, "All Comes Spilling Out," seem happy by comparison. It's a love song, dark though it may be. Kind of like Robert Smith's more stable side doing a cover of "Give My Love to Rose." Maybe.…

  • Sad songs, part 2: Junky Angel

    If not the saddest song I've ever written, "Junky Angel" is at least in the top 5. I'm not always this much of a downer, but I really needed to get this one up here as I start publishing my more recent work, mostly because this song in particular lays a historical and emotional backdrop for the journey and growth that follows.…

  • Sad music for happy people, part 1

    While I normally keep my blogging pretty technical, I've decided to start sharing some of my more personal projects, just to see what happens. I've been (slowly) working on a few songs for a very low-budget EP, and this is the first one I've "finished," per my own standards, anyway.…