I've got bad news, good news and great news. Which would you like first? I'll leave it up to you:
The Bad News : I've been recording with MusicMan for trade [i.e. he records my music. I work at a yoga studio so he and his family can do yoga] So far, they haven't done any yoga - but I've been racking up the hours for that fateful day. Tonight he informed me, they won't be able to do yoga, and we need to come up with a different trade.
The badder part of the news : he wants money.
The baddest part of the news : I don't have money. [that's one reason we agreed on a trade in the first place]
The Good News : He believes in my product. If there isn't any money in it for him, he wants to enjoy the work and put a kick-ass CD together that might make him money in the future.
The gooder part of the news : he wants to work with me.
The goodest part of the news : he might be able to get some vocal recording work for me [and I can give him the money from that]
The Great News : [drum roll please] I wrote a song - and recorded it tonight. I went in thinking I had 3/4 of the lyrics. Turns out, it was complete.
The greater part of the news : MusicMan likes the song.
The greatest part of the news : I love the song!
He talked about wanting to be more efficient - as if I'm wasting time in the studio - when I've been feeling frustrated about the time spent not recording while I'm there. I've been nailing my songs in [no more than] three takes. If you recall, it was MusicMan who spent five hours one night hashing out a bass line.
We both agree, we have fun - and that's what it's all about. I'd be thrilled to play every song back-to-back so I can get them down. It's the post-stuff that's gonna take a lot of time.
By the way, tonight's song : one take! [it could probably use another, but I didn't want to jinx it.]