January 2008

Overdubs and Mixing

Well I wanted to give you another update on the recording…we’ve been at it pretty much non-stop…overdubbing, mixing…and basically seriously learning more about our studio gear! The songs are sounding really good with Brian especially just intensely focused on getting all these songs completed.

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The Alternate Scarlet Project

Just to clear up any confusion/rumors, yes Rock Scarlet is changing our name….we just haven’t settled on one yet. Our new name should fit both of our shows. Both shows? Yes! We’ve crafted an alternate set of tunes….Same players, but with a little more mood…a little more dynamics, and a bit less volume. We’re feeling quite multi-dimensional lately. 😉

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More music from an “empty” house…

We’ve spent a few more evenings in the “empty” (and slightly haunted) house working on more recordings. What a great way to close out 07 and Welcome in 2008! So now we’ve got another version of Mushroom Sky and also these:

  • Standing in Your Light
  • Shadow Play
  • Agents of Change
  • Whatcha Do

Of course now the real work begins, as these are just the basic tracks with scratch vocals.

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Songwriting: Looking Glass Road

Today we made some progress on mixing some of the tunes that have been recorded over the past months including the last three (from last weekend). I awoke with the missing lyrics for Looking Glass Road; and grabbing my trusty pen and paper before I got out of bed, managed to jot them down before they faded away.

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Thoughts on Songwriting Styles

Yesterday Brian and I were going over our catalog of songs and it reminded me that some of you (especially other songwriters and poets) have wanted to discuss writing styles. What follows is a quick off-the-top outline of songwriting styles.

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