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Isolation, Day 31!

Posted by on April 22, 2020

A month!

It has now been the longest possible month in which I have seen almost nobody. I can count the number of times I’ve been out of the house on my fingers, and still have a few left over. Driving my housemate to the supermarket is now an exciting expedition.

But alongside all this, today I can honestly say that WolfSong is finally finished! It’s fair to say that under normal circumstances we would have finished a couple of weeks ago…BUT! In the past month, I’ve learned to use Omnisphere. I’ve played keyboards on my own songs, which I’ve never attempted before. In the past week I’ve been mixing (with a lot of help!) and I’ve done my own effects. I’ve listened to the tracks so many times that I could sing them backwards in my sleep (though I still lack the muscle memory to play everything without a chord sheet!)

I haven’t been working alone, of course. There’s no way I could have done any of this without David Wright, and of course he’s done all the fine mixing and mastering. Finally this afternoon though, we are satisfied with everything, and now I’m turning my attention to Saturday evening.

The Album Launch!

It’s not going to be what I planned. I won’t have a stage, or an audience unless you count Awesome Housemate. Right now I’m not even sure I’m going to be able to live stream it at all, because my upload speed is roughly the same as a small hamlet beside a seldom-travelled road in Outer Mongolia. I’ve already abandoned Plan A, to stream on youtube, because my 0.8mbps upload speed just isn’t going to cope! Plan B, streaming on my facebook page, is still looking hopeful with the aid of an ethernet cable, lots of luck and offering to reward the router with chocolate if it behaves itself. Oh, and if Awesome Housemate isn’t streaming Netflix at the same time that’ll probably help too..!

My living room. Yes, that is a pair of high heels on top of the speaker.

So in the meantime, my living room now looks like this. I’m having to carry Little Orange Dog from one place to another so she doesn’t walk into things… But it will be alright on the night, because even of none of the above works I need to tell you about Plan C!

Plan C: I will record songs individually and immediately upload them to my facebook page, so you can watch them as they are performed live for the first time! Obviously, I will mostly be singing tracks from WolfSong, but if anyone has any requests, please let me know on my facebook page…

Oh, alright then. I’ll play Max the Pirate Cat. Just for you.

Until next time,

Stay safe,

Carys xx

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