For the last twelve months or so, I've been riding this big rig of musical energy that just kept moving forward, but it seems to have run out of steam. Future Imperfect sits on the hard drive, begging for me to finish up the drums which are only half-done, and I'm not able to push myself to do it.
My experience has been that if the muse isn't there, don't bother. I'm never happy with the results. So, as the new year looms on the horizon, I'm coming to terms with the fact that the revised schedule for completing album #1 is going to have to be, um, revised.
Still, that's what plans are for. Revising.
All is not lost, however. I've recently picked up the Bass again, partly because I discovered my nephew was getting into the instrument and I wanted to review some reference material I was planning on sending him.
Then I started playing with Guitar Rig 4, trying to emulate the famous Chris Squire bass sound from the Fragile era. Some success, too. After running through some classic riffs, I loaded up the Head in the Game project in SONAR and started playing along...
As you know, I hate re-doing material that is supposedly finished and complete (/sarcasm) but I think the muse might be telling me that I need to put a little bit of work in on this.
Oh, and the Tone is in the Fingers, people.
November was eaten up by being sick and taking a couple of weeks in New Zealand for a family visit. Then I got sick again.
Now it's back to working on Future Imperfect, re-recording the drums.