Tuesday, 18 May 2010


Everything is getting pushed back until Wednesday because although my girlfriend sounds sexier, she's actually just ill. So now I have pharyngitis which is more than enough for a day's rest! Last time i had it I spent a week in bed, lost half a stone & watched all the lord of the rings in succession far too many times.
So today's a day of watching films I've been putting off for ages, Up The Yangtze, Deep Water, 35 Shots of Rum, Noam Chomsky - Manufacturing Consent, the '79 Werner Herzog Nosferatu remake and A Cross The Universe to balance out how depressing the other films will be!
And shitloads of comics, got all of Ex Machina to reread, the 'Death In The Family' Batman arc and all the Battle For The Cowl Batman stuff. Awesome!
So tomorrow I should have finished Welcome To Bangkok and probably have at least one film to rave about how good it was.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Week 2 & a half

As previously posted i said I'd do two covers this week and after long deliberation I've picked it but it will definitely not be finished today so expect it sometime during the week! Not going to divulge what it is until it's finished though!
Also for week 3 I've decided to try compose and record something in the style of 60's rock bands, hopefully when it's finished it should sound akin to something from the That Thing You Do soundtrack ha
It'll also give me a chance to compose and record a style I'm not entirely familiar with and also mix and produce in a way that will reflect the sound of that period
I feel I'm going to be playing with the Waves Renaissance collection quite a lot
Anyway in the meantime here's a visual representation of how awesome this week has been

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Week 2 - Devotion & Desire

Here's the first of this week's covers!
How early have I managed this? It's the fruit of two days hard labour!
This is dedicated to one of my best friends Wesley Hall who is possibly the cheeriest person I know and someone who makes every day amazing!
Here he is as Jesus Wes:

He requested Devotion and Desire by Bayside which is an absolute tuuune!
I think i pretty much nailed the music but as i posted previously i only have an SM58 for vocals and it's broken.
Basically it has a ridiculously weak signal and getting anything like a good sound from it is next to impossible
Then there's my singing, which is pretty gash but I belted it out for Wes anyway!
Here's the original to compare it to:

And here's mine:

Week 2 - Devotion & Desire by Feldgrau Fox

Again any feedback/criticism/cakes will be welcome

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Week 1 - Maelstrom

Not the best start to the project but time has been tight due to excess work & play!
But here's week one's finished project called Maelstrom
Having only a very short amount of time to write it i feel the structure is massively lacking, as is the mixing and such in the latter half of the piece but given it took a week and I have fifty one more songs to try and develop myself over I'm confident my abilities will improve weekly
Another positive note is I've finally started getting to grips with all the Waves plugins because the complete pack has 309 or something so I've never had time to fully toy with them all whereas now I've played with the majority and found an absolute gem in the Hybrid compressor, it's fucking fantastic
Also as a punishment for missing the deadline I'm going to record two covers this week, one being Bayside - Devotion & Desire just for Wesley, if I can manage to sing it that is
I'm not sure what the second will be but something instrumental would be preferable as atm I only have a broken SM58 to record vocals but i plan on upgrading my recording set up at the end of this month so all areas should see a huge improvement with my first song in June!
Anyway feedback on the song would be awesome

Week 1 - Maelstrom by Feldgrau Fox

Sunday, 2 May 2010


First week of the project & I'm already late ha
This is because as usual party time > work
Expect the new song tomorrow as tonight i will be too busy busting shapes
But before this weekends setback i was well on track and will be for future weeks
also not that anyone reads this really but i might do a cover next week while i compose something for week 3, any suggestions?