First - I had an incredible recording session last night. MusicMan and I are finding a groove in our work together building trust. That's so important - especially with some of my music's heavy subject matter. I wasn't sure which song to record until I started tuning my guitar. MusicMan liked a chord he heard. It happens to be in one of my most emotionally challenging songs. I was scared at first but I thought, what the hell, I'm gonna have to record it sometime! So I just went for it. (toot-toot) The dynamics are insane - I start off whispering and end up screaming. He set the recording levels and gave me the go. When I finished he said, "I know you well enough now to know I can't get any more out of you. We don't need to do another take." What?! We did it in ONE TAKE! I don't know how he did it but he got it all and we never broke glass! He's a genius. This take told the story with the range, the emotion, the build, everything we're looking for. To top it off, he loves the song. I always think guys are going to be turned off by songs that are so vulnerable - and it usually turns out, they are the most responsive. Even though my song is about child abuse, MusicMan was relating it to his 5 year-old daughter's overwhelming fear of Halloween ("But there's a monster in my bed and he wants to see me dead. Can you hear me? Mama can you hear me? Please don't leave me here alone.") ~ I love how universal music is.
Second - I tested my sense of strength and will today. I went to work (the dogpark). It was like a bazillion degrees out today so dogs literally parked themselves under trees in the shade. My clothes melted into my pores. Too hot. Went to Trader Joe's and found out that my salad had indeed been restocked. I bought two. And when I came home this afternoon, I did not rush to my computer! (toot-toot!) Instead, I did all my backed-up chores, including three loads of laundry and bathing Hunny.
Third - I took a nice long cool shower and now I have a full stomach, a clean home and a sunburn on my shoulders! And the night is still young here in the west! (toot-toot)