Last night I hit the sack early as I wasn’t feeling extremely hot. The trouble with going to bed prior to 1 a.m. for me is that I’ll likely end up waking up in the middle of the night. That’s a pain in the ass. Sure enough, I woke at 3 a.m. Ugh. I decided to check email and noticed that I had an email from a company in the UK that is becoming the means of broadcast music fingerprinting and library search. Essentially it told me I had some reading to do and when they could contact me.
When I woke this morning I set down and started reading the PDF they sent. I learned that despite the large amount of data I’ve already amassed on my music for this whole licensing thing, I didn’t have it all and some of it has to be reformatted. Shit, no wonder the companies that deal with this stuff charge so much money. It’s a stupid amount of data to keep track of. The good thing is, once I’ve got it finished and formatted properly it will mean easier tracking and searching for future.
I’m excited to be getting a phone call to chat about it. In the meantime, I’ll be in need of making other phone calls and chewing thru data. Hopefully I can plow thru it all in a single day so that I can get to some music making.
I need a little mellow action going after I’ve been shoving so much of the same song in my ears (my sports tune). Thus I’m running with something that is nearly the exact opposite. Long Time Running by the Tragically Hip. It’s a sombre, loping tune that I really have an affinity for. The space that one can hear in the recording is awesome.
Interestingly when some people attempt to use tremolo sounds on their guitars as a sole instrument it can be hard to make it work in a recording. Few bands do it. I like to try it now and then when working with co-writers, but often they shoot it down. Tragically Hip and Green Day are two bands to come to mind instantly that have done it.
This is an older song of theirs. If you’re digging it too make sure to check out the whole Road Apples disc. It kicks ass.