This morning's litany of pains in the ass yet again brought the end game of this recording lark into focus... In fairness, it was mainly the godawful commute into Glasgow city centre at 7.30am that did it. Apparently all approaches to the city had been temporarily converted to car parks, seemingly in conspiracy against me getting into work on time. For me to get to the studio for midday, I needed first to get to work nice and early so as not to draw attention to me doing a bunk at 11.30am... No such luck. Oh, how wonderful it would be to no longer be on this hamster wheel and singing full time... one day!
By the time I made it to the studio, Stuart had already made a start, getting things in order for the day. And we had a really productive one - another 5 guitar tracks done, and with only two left to record, we're just about ready to move onto the first vocal tracks tomorrow. I can't wait - as much as I enjoy playing my Taylor, it's the singing bit I really look forward to, especially as the tracks start to take shape. It's great to feel that we are making progress now, even with regular blackcurrant tea and You Tube breaks - I've got to let my wee sore wrist recover from all this guitar playing, after all!
So it's vocalzones and a cup of lemon and ginger tea for Spina... I don't want to tempt fate, but it seems that I have managed to make it to my first vocals day without contracting some horrible illness. It has become almost an inevitability that, if I have something important coming up, I will come down with a cold at the very least. Cases in point:
Every time, the shows went on and I did the gigs to the best of my ability. But it really does feel sometimes like my body is trying to sabotage me... Luckily, though, the preparation for the album recording appears to have escaped the attentions of the germ-demons so far... Here's hoping it stays that way and I don't wake up tomorrow with Man Flu.
And on that note, time to get some sleep! Night night, I'll be back tomorrow to round up the week so far. Bye for now!
Love, A x