That was gooooood!
I can't wait till next practice. Which will be next Saturday.
We're a tiny bit rusty and we haven't played together for ages. BUT it's starting to sound good already and I'm really chuffed. The first song "Beautiful Life" has actually been recorded now. Thanks to Audacity which Jo found, (A very
nice piece of software which I highly recommend if you need to record and edit different tracks.) and Dougie's Peavey amp. I've had trouble with Peavey amps in the past (different band) but that was the big ones, the practice amp is better than those. Better than my dumb wee Rhino one as well.
We have the song on MP3 format, it's the first time most of us have recorded like that and I'm not surprised it's slightly shaky here and there. It'll take a bit of getting used to. But it's really good for seeing what needs work. I've gotten used to hearing myself singing as well. That happened a couple of weeks ago.Points to work on:
1. The rhythm needs a bit tightening.
2. It sounds slightly too busy in some places.
3. The end needs a tiny bit of work, I was thinking a little instrumental or something.
4. I need to practice!
I also can't wait to get our hands on the Karma song, we working on it for about five minutes and the chorus sounded amazing, Jo had a harmony that was lovely (she must have been lying to me when she said she couldn't work harmonies out ;)) and Stevie had some beautiful, floating chords placed just right. It was heavenly! There's some stuff that just works and it's nice that we're falling into that really quickly.
Stevie has now joined lj so hopefully you'll be hearing from him soon.
(I was secretly hoping he would post reviews of the gigs he goes to. He is the gig-guy!)
Anyway I'm all tired now, bed calls.
Tags: beautiful life, karma, practice, recording
Current Mood: excited