Recording so far
Been in the studio at Shane Palko's the last couple days with Jonathan Elfers (Psychedelfers Studios). Stefan Wolfe put some WICKED bass down, Shane did some drumming last week, I put down some vocals I can live with and… some of these acoustic singer-songwritery songs are really learning how to rock. My favorite transformation was Legacy, which is probably one of my most attitud’in’est songs. Cannot believe it. I was OK with the songs when they were just backing track and vocals; they’re starting to become something entirely other, now. Lives of their own. It’s a bit surreal. I’ve recorded before, but this is the first time I’ve produced my own stuff.
I think it’d be reasonable to finish recording by mid-December. That’d be nice, anyway. We’ll see what happens.
I wouldn’t coax the plant if I were you.
Such watchful nurturing may do it harm.
Let the soil rest from so much digging
And wait until it’s dry before you water it.
The leaf’s inclined to find its own direction;
Give it a chance to seek the sunlight
Much growth is stunted by too careful
Too eager tenderness.
The things we love we have to learn to
— Naomi Long Madgett
(reposted from a friend on Facebook because everything about this is beautiful and relevant right now…)