Sometimes things don’t go as planned.
Who the hell am I kidding, things rarely go as planned.
I’ve been without my studio machine for over a week now. Fortunately I have a very capable lappy to work with. However, when you’re told 5 days and it’s stretching past 7 it’s more than frustrating. Lots of us like to think we’re superhuman and can predict when we’ll get something done. Then life gets in the way.
I’m 90% finished with the cataloging of music for the library I’m working on for a rather nice deal and that should help provide additional income for years to come. 90% done with the CD’s I’ve got right now. However, there are about 5 CDs that are wrapped up on the computer that has been in the shop and that’s frustrating because I’m spinning wheels without it.
Today I have a writing session. That will be an exercise for us without all the tools I’m used to working with. Especially when I’m supposed to output a kickass mix with top notch material. I feel a little naked without the sounds I normally work with. On the flip side it will likely lead to exploring some different things to achieve a great result.
I still feel like I’m limping along without the power I’m used to.
Also, Dorian has been limping since I’m guessing yesterday late afternoon. I’m not sure why that would be. He wasn’t limping yesterday morning. Hmmmm… Makes me wonder what he’s doing when I’m not around.
Well that’s interesting, as I’m writing this I got a phone call from the co-writer letting me know they have a doctor’s appointment that ends up killing the writing session. That’s disappointing and a blessing at the same time. Now I’m able to put more time on the library and not worry about the tools being missing for the writing/recording. Maybe the shop will get the machine done today and I’ll be back in business later tonight.
In the meantime, I’m going to leave you with a song about being without things and or people that you really get used to being with. If there is a band that got the whole industrial dark vibe down as well as Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails it would have to be Stabbing Westward.
About two years ago I went to a show here in LA that had the lead singer from Stabbing Westward in a new band that he was playing in. There were a lot of Stabbing Westward fans there. It didn’t strike me as hard as the SW material. It was still a fun show.
Despite the very dark nature of their material there’s some quality to it that I can really get into. I’m not a very dark person, at least not on any kind of a regular basis. Maybe for a fleeting moment every couple of years. Otherwise I can only appreciate their creation from a creative standpoint and not as something I’d actually relate to. However, it still seems to resonate with the crunching guitars, the desperate vocals, the pounding bass, and the additional noise they layer in. It’s got ear candy to go and I dig that.
How about you, you hurt and limping along right now?