Yesterday, I moved house seven hours later than planned. Yesterday, I was unable to go drop off the master CDs. I swear it wasn’t my fault this time. Excuses, excuses.
Long story short, the plan on Monday was to get all our furniture moved from one side of this suburb to the other, then put the dog in the car with us and jet off to submit a master CD for those Light Shows and Shadow Puppets CDs I’ve been promising. Said plan started to go awry when the movers, originally booked for 8AM arrived at 1PM with a few incresingly frustrated/frustrating (depending whose side you’re on) phone calls in between. I’ll be flat out for the rest of the week so the next time I can get down there is Monday, but I don’t know if they even operate on the Monday after Easter. Tuesday? I’m sounding more pathetic by the word.
I really hope they’re open Easter Monday.
That aside, we’re slowly sorting through the chaotic avalanche of ‘stuff’ and ‘things’ that crushes a person when they relocate. One side of my room is somewhat free of shrapnel. We don’t talk about the other side. This house is quite small, so it’s been an adventure fitting all of our food goodies into what pantry space we have. Somehow, though, I’ve ended up with a bigger room. It’s strange, actually having the space to do recordings and to fit everything on my desk. I’ll have to get a longer power cable for my MIDI keyboard, though. But that’s the kind of problem I like to have.
Once the house is in an acceptable state there’s so much stuff I’ve got on the burner to work on. You don’t even know. So much. I’ve finished roughly arranging about half of the tracks for the next album, though vocals are a different story. That said, aside from the two songs that are almost completely recorded, I’ve gotten a good chunk written for most of them. But before I even get close to releasing that there is another thing I’d like to do, which I’m going to leave annoyingly mysterious until I decide exactly how I’ll go about it.
What I can tell you about the next album is it’s very symphonic. More Light Shows than Shadow Puppets, if you know what I mean. I mentioned on Facebook a short while back that one of the songs is baroque inspired symphonic metal featuring bagpipes. The whole album is going to be mish-mashy like that. There’s one I’ve finished the instrumentals for (but have like, a line of vocals on, whoops) which makes me feel like a pirate queen when I listen to it, but has robotic voices popping up halfway through. On the other hand, there’s a song that’s mostly one note.
I still feel awful about all these excuses surrounding not getting these damned CDs printed yet, regardless of how valid they might be. My brain screams that I couldn’t have made the movers arrive faster, my heart sobs that I’m an awful person, then runs off conspicuously to a corner somewhere, shouting to be left alone to everyone who will listen like the emo teenager it is. I’m gonna make it up to you guys, I swear. I have a couple of things in mind but I’m currently trying to figure out if there’s anything more I can do. Also I’m not going to say any more because I don’t want to
did you get it