ARCHIVE: DreamSpin

June 26, 2008

Another Band Name Poll, Yeesh...

I stink. It's amazing I get anything accomplished (oh wait, I don't -- I've only finished recording one song so far) with the degree of indecisiveness I'm plagued with.  I've posted a new band name brainstorm poll -- does anything... Read More

March 17, 2008

Rewriting, rewriting, rewriting...songs

Man.  I'm rediculous.  I've taken up once again my song "Avalanche" (previously named "Take a Stand") after several multiple-month hiatuses (is that a word?), during which I've actually moved, bought a new computer, turned 32, and upgraded my audio recording... Read More

January 22, 2008

Hooray, My M-Audio Monitors Are on Their Way

I got a happy call this weekend telling me that my M-Audio BX5a monitors will be repaired, and sent to me within the week.  As I suspected, the tweeter was out, hence the HORRible sound quality emanating forth during playback... Read More

November 13, 2007

Next Song: "Take A Stand" is now "Avalanche"

I worked on my new song for the first time in months last Sunday, and recorded all the main verse and chorus vocals.  That is, after re-writing a good chunk of the song; it was sounding a tad too angry... Read More

October 02, 2007

The Band Name Poll...

Many of you know I've been searching for the penultimate band name to associate my music with in the near and distant future.Thus far, I've narrowed down a list to 5 band names.  In conversations with friends, one name was a clear winner.  However,... Read More

September 24, 2007

More Band Name Ideas...

My band name search continues; there were a lot of great comments when I last posted a few ideas.  Here are a few more that popped into my head the other day while playing with words, thesauruses, and band name... Read More

July 23, 2007

Cellos, Loop Recording, and Cowboy Hats

I've been taking a stab at recording a 4-cello part over the last few weeks for "Take a Stand"'s outro, and proved without a doubt that I am not a cello player.  Some recent learnings to share since then:Loop recording... Read More

July 03, 2007

Status of My Band Name Search

My search for a cool band name continues.  Some ideas that have been tossed about:DreamSpin:  What I'm currently using as of last November, but I never grew truly fond of it.AnvilBoy:  Randomly found, I like: the juxtaposition of something cold,... Read More

June 19, 2007

GarageSpin Music Update and BBQs

We hosted three, yes three BBQs this last weekend.  "Quick Lighting" charcoal is truly the best invention.  Ever.  One match and woosh!  Instant ball-o-flame.I also got to work on music, which was great:Helped Tara (of Girl Crusade) begin recording her... Read More

May 18, 2007

Garagespin Music Juicy Update Bits

Exciting times are afoot -- after weeks of hiatus, I've been getting back to music, finally:Take A Stand:  My next song, Take a Stand (title may change?), is sounding good.  Funny, after spending weeks agonizing over multiple chord progressions for... Read More

December 23, 2006

Started My Next Song, Finally

So, I finally started recording my second song on Thursday, and am incredibly psyched.  Not much, just the core "loop" I'll be using.  The song is called "Take A Stand". I wrote the lyrics back in April of this year... Read More

October 27, 2006

Instruments and Gear Used in Spinning Daydream

Thanks so much for all the feedback I've received, everyone!  Most of it came through email, some of it was through the HomeRecording.com mp3 mixing clinic, and some came through the comments in the post with the song.  It's all... Read More

October 24, 2006

My First Recording...Spinning Daydream

Ok, here it is...my first recording draft.  Let me tell you, my respect for audio engineers exploded while trying to make this ditty sound decent...and it still needs a lot of help.  Maybe bloggers should just stick to blogging?In any... Read More