Just for the heck of it, I think I'll blog tonight. I am in a B'shnorkestra state of mind. I'm very excited because on Saturday I will be mixing the recording from the shows with Jherek Bischoff. I can't wait. I love the mixing process; balancing all of the voices just right so that the chords resonate. We are not going to do a super polished mix, just enough so that it sounds good and we can put it with the video. I got a video of the first song from Brianna Atwell and it looks great. She edited together 3 different cameras.
To be honest, not a day goes by that I don't miss this project. It's so funny how nervy you can be leading up to something, but I look back on it all as such a great time in my life. I loved the excitement of it, working with those musicians, and the exhiliration I felt being able to write that much. Now I am back at the drawing boards, trying to figure out how to do it again. I still feel like I would like to record those 8 pieces in a studio and then have another show in which I generate all new music. Raising the money is such a huge hurdle; I'm sure I'll jump it, it just takes time and patience. I can't let it overwhelm me, but sometimes it does.
I feel like I have been in a bit of a holding pattern because I keep leaving town. I am either preparing to leave or recovering. On Sunday I am going to Portugal, Poland, and Spain with Publish The Quest. In Poland, we are opening for Nneka. I saw her perform in Zimbabwe and was blown away by her. Her lyrics come from a really deep and honest and strong place. I really admire that and think its so rare to hear.
When I get back from this trip I will throw myself back into it all again. Video and audio will go up, grants will be written, etc. Just thought I'd write a little nostalgic blog before I go.