Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Music Monday News

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.]

26 comments:

aynetal3 said...

WoW! This is exciting, exciting news! Sorry about the money bite though. Those needs seem part and parcel. But I am sustained by the fact Musicman believes in your product. We believe in YOU! The Bestest part is being able to "nail" the songs. We're confident you have that talent! Thanking you the mostest for sharing your excitement with us. We leave you feeling delighted! Our love Corey and Sarah

irun01 said...

Nice work. Congrats. I'm glad you guys found a solution to the $ part of it.

krobbie67 said...

It sounds like the Good and Great News trumps the bad News. Yeah!!! ---Robbie

babyshark28 said...

Yea! I read bad new first...I always do. I am sooo very happy!!! I can't wait to hear these brilliant pieces from Freee's mind :) I have total faith in you.

slowmotionlife said...

Woohoo!! I'm amazing how quickly that went! You just started it and BAM! It's here. You give birth quick, woman! I'm in awe of you. Can't wait to hear, see, read whatever you might be able to share of the new song.

Sorry to hear you're having recording troubles. All the more reason to push your site, advertise, and try to sell more of your awesome CD's!! [Weekend project, lady! I may be harsh, but it's for your own good. LoL] LUV YOU!! Your enthusiasm is contagious!

slowmotionlife said...

P.S. Gooder and Goodest are not real words. For shame!!! LOL :P

s0ngbird1962 said...

Trish....sorry for the bad news, but I do believe that MusicMan truly believes in you. It'll work out, no doubt. I've been meaning to order one of your CD's, but life got too crazy over the holidays. Tonight after I come home I'm going on to your website and ordering myself one. : ) Oh, happy day......

musenla said...

I was alternately sighing and cheering by the end of this entry. Things do a find a way of working out! I hope you get that vocal recording work. And tell him so many are waiting for your full CD we will all be disappointed if we don't finally get to listen to your "dreamwork" (pweese, Mr. Musicman? hehe)!

miarenee24 said...

As I started reading this, I got a lump in my throat...then, when I finally made it down to the "greatest" part, I felt SO relieved! And yes...I agree with Slo-we need to promote you-your site more, and I'm already doing that on my end, way down here in Bama. Everyone in my house LOVES your cd! AND..congrats on that new song! YaY! love you

mallory4284 said...

Well, the bad news sucks, but I'm sure you'll figure something out! and woo hoo!! about the good and great news!! That's awesome!!

itsjustusinnc said...

AWESOMENESS FREEE!!!!!! When you've got good news you've REALLY got good news!!! As for the bad news, the solution's quite simple: kill him. :-)

Gregg

freeepeace said...

Thanks Corey & Sarah sweethearts. It *is* exciting news. That's where I'm choosing to focus today. :)

Irun, what's that solution again? We're still not clear about the "new trade" yet. But I'll keep you posted. Thanks for the congrats [my #2 Groupie!] :P

Robbie, I like that. Good&Great trumps the Bad. [hmm, sounds like a lyric] :)

Sharky [my #1 Groupie!] Thanks honey! I can't wait for you to hear it too! I'm still excited tonight [a good sign - lol]

freeepeace said...

SloMo - uh, yeah. 3 days. Came through quick! About time too. It's been a while. I've had many false-pregnancies in the last few years. [thanks for your inspiration] And you're right boss...promote-promote-promote!! Oh, and when you're ME, you can say things like gooder and goodest and get away with it! [and don't call me LADY!] :P

Michelle, Thanks. I believe it'll work out too. I think you'll like the CD. I'm from your homestate afterall. :)

freeepeace said...

Mara, I'm chuckling here - imagining you saying "pweese" [cute] hehe. I'll be sure to pass the message along. It'll work out. Sighing/cheering - that's how I felt last night.

Mia, you were a major influence in this song. Thank you. And thanks for plugging my CD with your peeps. :P Love you!

Mallory! Hi sweetie. :) Thanks for the support!

Gregg, your enthusiasm is overwhelming. Now, let's say I DON'T kill him ... any OTHER suggestions? [why kill him?]

golferguy1878 said...

Hey, you are incredibly fortunate to be doing what you love for a living. I know it takes a lot of courage and sacrifice. But the pay off is worth it. I am afraid I am one of those people that have to settle for work that is ok, and the love something else. I am still working on that problem. Anyway, enough about me. How do I get a copy of your CD?

diannevan said...

Do you realize how many times I come to your journal and write one thing... "WOO HOO"!!!! This time it applies as well. Way to go!! Sorry about losing the trade-off, but it sounds like it is all working out.

bridgetteleigh75 said...

You know...I've heard your journal is wonderful. After stopping by and reading for awhile, I'd have to say I agree! Congratulations on your work with MusicMan. I'd love to hear your music sometime.

I'll be back!!!

xo ~ Bridgett
My Life With A Toddler

andreakingme said...

So what is it about this song that you really love? (I like it when artists talk about what they were thinking when they wrote a certain song. Sometimes I think it should be obvious, but that's not always the case. And it's nice to get that personal take.)

So spill!

ondinemonet said...

Trish...awesome news! I look foreward to hearing more about how you make your music and Cds.

sonensmilinmon said...

For the past 2 months I've had NO sound on my computer and I FINALLY got sound back and I listened to the song on your side bar ... WoW is all I can say. Now I understand what slomo and babyshark are talking about. I want your CD ... how do I order?
Monica

karynetaylor said...

It's GOOD NEWS to all of us when we can look forward to more recorded material!! You go girl.

~ Karyn

starlitemaker said...

Great news about your new song Freee and looking forward to your kick-ass CD, I know it's going to be a hit!

robbygoe said...

Ahhh it's great that things in the music world are going fantastic. Always good to hear when someone is doing great. One Take!! That's amazing.

gingergirl05 said...

I definitely admire you for two reasons: you love music, and you go for what you want and believe in no matter what! You rock! And I wish you lots of luck with all your music (not that you need it). -- Kate xo

slowmotionlife said...

I've got news for YOU. It's Thursday, woman!!! The date on this entry says Tuesday. What's wrong with that picture??? :P

mallory4284 said...

I was thinking the same thing, Slo. Where are ya Freee?? She's probably on a roll and writing tons and tons of new fantastic songs!!