Inspariation Overload - 12/29/9
It seems like when it rains it pours. I've been toying around with a couple of things, some of which are gelling and some aren't. That's the way it goes. Unfortunately, I've become rather distracted from finishing Stockholm Syndrome. Can't Utter Nice Things is one of the things that isn't gelling. I still think there's a good song in there somewhere, but it's going to take some work to find it. SJ0 still needs mixing and tweaking to make it work. All in all, I think it's a good tune with some interesting ideas. I've started another song, Palindrome, which isn't necessarily an SS track. I haven't written the lyrics for it yet, so it could be, but so far it feels like something else. This morning I got an idea for a song that would probably be the longest thing I've ever done. I don't know how long it would be but I'm guessing 10-15 minutes. It is also rather ambitious. This means it's possible I'll be distracted by life (which I have a lot of going on at the moment) and it may never get done. I'm feeling more and more like I'd like to focus on a live version of SMYS at some point. It probably isn't something I can even consider for another year or two since I'll need to get my finances unfucked enough that I can afford to rent a practice space for the live band. It seems only right that it be on my dime since they are my songs and it's my band. My, mine, me, ME! Seriously, I could put together an hour long set of songs I feel really strongly about without much trouble. It's hard to know exactly how that will turn out, assuming it does, since I plan on doing custom arrangements of the songs based on the lineup. Ideally, there wouldn't be any need for samples on stage. Right now I'm thinking drums, bass, guitar, keyboard and a utility player (second guitar and violin would be ideal). In addition to that, I'd sing and fill in on something as needed. I would hope that at least one a man and one a woman capable of singing backing vocals. If that's you and you want to get in on the ground floor, feel free to give me a shout. Have a great new year!

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