Oh, I love being back in the studio! Having begun the week with more than a little trepidation, we've finished recording for the week and, honestly, it's been great. There were a couple of hurdles to get over, but especially over the last two days we really made some great progress - that's all my guitar parts down, and all the guide vocals are down for the tracks that are going to have drums added on Wednesday. We're off!
It's like a weight off my shoulders. Especially putting down those guide vocals! Getting to let loose a bit and just sing my wee heart out was so much fun. Even more so since there's no window in the live room... Seriously, there better not be a hidden CCTV camera in there! We'll be moving onto proper final lead vocals for the acoustic tracks on Monday, so I'll get practicing my moves in the meantime, just in case.
Today there was editing to be done, so I left Stuart to it and spent the day in the office trying to look like I hadn't fallen behind. I am lucky enough not to hate my day job - my team are lovely, the rest of the people are generally pretty cool too, and I look after communications and other quite interesting, fun stuff, so my days go in quickly. It's creative and sometimes challenging, so do I consider myself lucky not to have "the dread" every morning. But nothing compares to making music, and it still wrenches to think "yesterday I was singing round about now..." and today I'm in meetings. And not with publishers or record labels. Ah well.
In other news, it appears that I spoke too soon. I thought it was that procession of back to back meetings today that resulted in me feeling a bit raspy by the time I was heading for the train home. But as the night has gone on, I've developed a snotty beak, a cough and my throat is really rough... And so it begins - The Cold. Getting a full blown cold is just not an option, so it's out with the flu plus tablets and extra vitamin C, washed down with endless cups of blackcurrant tea (I've bought my own after I cleaned out the stock in the studio - did you know you could get blackcurrant and rhubarb? It's really good. Especially with loads of honey in it. Mmmmm.... But, I digress...) And Murray might get peace over the weekend as I try and just keep my trap shut as much as I can before Monday. Apart from the gig I am playing tomorrow night, the voice has to be rested as much as possible. Wish me luck getting this shifted before Monday, eh?
So, one week down, one to go. Let's see what next week brings as things start to take shape - I'll be back on Monday... Have a great weekend, and thanks for reading!
Love A x