Here I am, sitting in my studio with what can only be described as a Prog-Coldthat is, a cold that lasts an unbelievably long time, gets stuck in your head, has many different symptoms that go away and come back again, and that which, despite its complexity, is never popular with the masses.
But anyway, that simply makes it a perfect time to give you a no-holds-barred update of what has been going on! Many of you have seen the short video clip I posted a while back declaring that the writing process for my second record has begun. well, that wasn't entirely accurate ;-) The truth is that the writing for the record is about 75% done already, and has been floating around in my head (more about floating below). Therefore, what I've actually been doing is making some additional upgrades to my software, and also some mundane things like ordering new studio furniture. One thing that I'm having lots of fun with is routing my guitar simulator plug-in through an amp-simulator plug-in and getting some nice shred-like sounds. Of course, I'll still be working with an actual guitarist when it comes time to record, but the software will make my arranging much more satisfying because I can get a better idea earlier on as to how it will sound.
Another mundane thing you never hear about is simply working through software bugs. I've been contacting my DAW tech support team regularly, but have also come to learn that my computer, while top-of-the-line at time of purchase, has some major problems now that I have upgraded to a newer OS (which I will not name here so as to avoid Mac v. PC debates).
Now, on to the floating...
As I have been mentioning in my tweets, I will be attending Progressive Nation at Sea (this Prog-cold had better be gone by then! Maybe I need to catch a Punk-cold?) and I would love to meet you, my friends. Come and introduce yourself on the ship and I might even have a surprise for you (while supplies last) ;-)
If you like my music, please do help me spread the word about Flaud Logicespecially on this cruise! What a fantastic opportunity to be surrounded by a group of individuals, all with similar musical tastes to myself! One thing I'm obliged to mention is that, due to ship rules, I won't be able to sell any merch on board, but I will eagerly collect your contact information and reach out to you as soon as I'm back on land, if you're interested in grabbing a copy of the CD/joining the mailing list, etc...
Anyway, that's it for now. Time for a nice long steam shower to hopefully bring this cold to its Grande Finale!
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