Me and the boys..I mean toys

I am sooo pleased, I finally finished my next 'album' or collection as I prefer to call it whilst I am unsigned and doing all this music making including mixing, tears and tantrums) on my own :)

The final song 'Valid' took me 6 days and even now I am not happy with parts of the vocal but it will do as a demo, It was longer than I wanted (6 minutes) but it didn't seem that way and I didn't know what to leave out without spoiling the tone and emotion I had for it.

Yesterday I agreed my 'live' set, 10 songs plus I need to add two cover version songs which I will have to record backing tracks for so they are my own version. I will be getting an amplifier and stage microphone soon but for the next 2-3 months I will be practicing like crazy to get my show together. I can play all of them acoustically right now but playing along with fuller my backing tracks means I will learn a lot about what to play and what to leave to 'the band', because ideally I want to concentrate on my singing like many singer songwriters I admire (Alanis, Avril, Taylor). I will play as many of the kooky riffs I played on the album as I feel comfortable doing without distracting me from my voice work so I hope it will still all sound like my own work by the end. It IS all my own work, but when you play live on stage people don't know that and I have always been in a band before. They may think (as somebody did who emailed me) that I had session musicians playing on my album, rather than doing every single scrap of it alone. I know I'm limited as a guitarist and certainly as a keyboard player, sound engineer and drum programme, but I did my best to at least get my songs sounding like I hear them as a songwriter.Until my dreams of grandeur are realised and it's me and the boys, it will just be me and my toys!

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  • bob shneider

    bob shneider New Zealand

    omg Marcie you need to make more blogs!!! not only are you an extremely talented actor and musician but you could be a famous write/blogger!!!!!! so poetic

    omg Marcie you need to make more blogs!!! not only are you an extremely talented actor and musician but you could be a famous write/blogger!!!!!! so poetic

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