Just on my usual work walk to Canada Water tube and it’s a lovely spring morning. Nice clear air and lots of bird song… Something some people don’t believe happens in London!
Yesterday’s song mixing didn’t go too well really, the song I’m going to get assesed at the Songwriters Guild sounded great until the afternoon.. The verse sounds too hurried and it’s kinda unsettling. It’s a problem that some thought I had with a Henry Spencer Project song so I’m thinking something must be up with the way I do things sometimes. I’ll be looking at the beat first to sort that so hopefully it’ll get sorted! My Mac crashed again last night too so I may have to return the new RAM I bought too…
On the upside I think I sorted a continueing problem with my new BFD2 drum software! It has been becoming unusable due to an apparent lack of CPU power. Determined as ever I wouldn’t let it beat me so after some suggestions on the Fxpansion forums (the makers of BFD2) not helping I checked out the Sound On Sound forum regarding the Apple G5. It turns out that contrary to popular belief the Mac may need fairly regular maintenance and after performing some tasks recommended here. It now seems to be running 90% smoothly! Follow the link for some great advice on getting the best out of your Apple Mac computer!
Also, Fruit Tree played a cracking gig again last Sunday. Kinasis were particulary good so I managed to get a free Cd after we played our set. Nice!
Fruit Tree are now in Debate about how we promote the band more. Our singer is reluctant to promote the band’s first album, ‘Sunset’, too much as she feels it is not represntative of our sound. I’m thinking that getting our name out there can only be a good thing.. . We should be getting a merch man to help us sell our wares at gigs though and will be paying them in beer so if anyone is interested get in touch… Finally, we are using some of our gig money this saturday to get some preoffesional photos taken at Hampsted Heath, should be fun!