AFTER breakfast Margaret gets back on the accounts with Mikey and I head to the studio.
TIme’s getting tight on this version of Wanted (Dead or Alive)…the deadline is 10am tomorrow (Monday) albeit LA time. I’ve a busy day tomorrow, tho’, so I really need to try and nail it today.
While I’ve got an arrangement starting to come together, I’m struggling to replace the guitar and vocal as they are on the guide track I recorded.
Catriona and the kids arrive so I take a break for a wee while and go back to the studio when everyone else goes a walk to feed the ducks.
I take another wee break when they get back, say cheerio…and get back to work.
Having been going round in circles unsuccessfully trying to replicate the guide track with separate guitar and vocal takes I decide an alternative approach. I’ll try and I’ll it off as a live track.
The approach pays off…and although it won’t be very flexible for mixing or future applications I end up with a track I quite like. I’m not convinced it really meets the brief, but at least I have something to send off. Would be crazy not to do something having been given the opportunity!
Back in the house Margaret’s making dinner. I let her hear the track and she really likes it…she’s pretty straight up, so if was shite she would say!
We have dinner and watch a livestream from our pal Bill…then bed.