Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Very Quick Update

We've done some recording. Yes, you heard that right.

Two songs are ready for mixing for EP4. The other two are not far off either...

Crikey!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Down but not out

2009 has flown by and suddenly I find myself at the start of May thinking, what the hell happened...

It is quite scary how quick this year has gone.

Little progress to report. I have started recording the vocals for the new EP. Going slowly due to issues with corrupt Cubase files / interaction with 3rd party plugins, left me frustrated by not being able to record, so several aborted attempts later, I have one new set of vocals recorded. When I should have had them all finished.

E and I met up a couple of days ago for tea and biscuits. We hope to start recording for the EP next weekend, if we can both get some free time.

I had a mad ten minutes the other week, disgusted by the lack of updates on the hair thieves website (the source lost in a PC crash last year), I took it down and told the provider to take it down.

I have lost focus as to what the website was meant to be providing us, given the cost of the space (at 2001 prices, not 2009 prices), it was costing a lot of money each year and not providing any real value to the band.

Previously, it was used to show new songs, hold weekly songwriting chats, and host a load of recording tips. We used to get a lot of hits from these. But over the years, I slowly stopped them and the hits dried up.

So I decided to take it down and point the URL at our Myspace page instead. I haven't got the time or the inclination to maintain a dedicated site as well as the Myspace and Soundclick pages.

So this doesn't mean the end of the band, just a bit of realignment of competencies.

So hopefully, things should ramp up a bit on EP4 soon, though, circumstances and other hobbies may hinder it a while longer.....

Have fun

Rollasoc

Friday, February 27, 2009

2 down 10 to go

Well. We have met up for a cup of tea, which is a start..... We have been offered several dates for gigs, none of which we can make. Doh!
Hopefully in the next few days, I'm going to attempt to get through my list of things to record. Starting with the re-recorded track for EP4 and vocals for the other two singing orientated tracks.
I'm starting to learn some new cover versions with the plan to go out and do some solo gigs over the summer. The first is tentatively booked for June.
I demoed the first of these covers at the open mic night at the Bell and Talbot in Bridgnorth this week, namely a Girls Aloud cover. Seemed to go down ok.
More silly covers to be added over the coming months.
Should be fun at least.
later,
Rollasoc

Monday, February 9, 2009

Snow

Quick update.

The last two months have been a bit of a wash out really, what with Christmas and other family matters to attend to.

Hopefully, we are reconvening this evening (snow permitting) for tea, biscuits and formulate a plan to finish EP4 ASAP.

Mostly the emphasis is on Rollasoc to record vocals for the three songs we now have lyrics for and to finish his guitar parts.

So yes, things will happen very very soon..... Honest....

Stayed tuned...