Friday, July 22, 2005

Burning Some Time

I'm getting ready to take Christi (my wonderful wife) to a surprise birthday breakfast. I'm having a hard time stalling her out before we leave so I'll post some cool bullet points here:

Kevin Ryan and I are working on a third song for Winter Wallace!!! I am grateful and excited to have this particular team back together.

Joyce Pierce and I are doing one more song as well (arranged by Kevin as well).

I have started working on my song for Jacque Jones and I'm pumped.

I have a budget proposal with Houston modern rockers, Siennablu (no 'e' on purpose, ark!)

I worked with Christine Wu yesterday on our score for the performance piece, 'String Theory'. It was transcendant.

(Christi is looking VERY pissed,.. I wish I could let her in on the secret)

I am starting work on a very unusual Christmas CD with Jennifer Grassman. This is going to be really, really good.

I am starting a project with Kenneth Scott Peters and I get to play guitar on it!

I have recorded the first of two songs with KPRC's 'Gimme the Mic' winner, JJ Worthen. JJ is an exceptional talent, and one of the really nice guys in the business.

I am talking to Maggie Walters about doing some work with her. She's sending me demos and I am falling in love with her voice.

I have a new song, that I need to demo for myself. It's called 'Mr. Miagi' (secret thanks to my good friend, LA). I finished it a while back, and have even performed it three times, but I haven't yet recorded it. Now's the time.j

OK,... time to pull the trigger on operation 'Birthday Party'

Friday, July 15, 2005

Inkin' Deals

I went to rehearse the Houston band, SiennaBlu on Tuesday night. The band impressed me with how tight they were. Their rehearsal work ethic was unreal, they must have played about 15 songs in an hour and a half. I drew up a three song budget today and sent it out. I hope they want to work together, because they have all the right talents to make a superior modern rock record.

Tonight I did some song writing with Ms. Jacque Jones. Jacque and I really hit it off in an unusual fashion. She and I have some fundamental stuff in common which makes our time together a real delight. We are songwriting now, and for the first time since I worked with Carolina Bedetta, I feel my desire to write lyrics coming alive. Tonight we signed the agreement to start on one song, and I have a chorus (or maybe a bridge) done already. Jacque says she is not very photogenic, and I'm here to back up her claim. Up until very recently, I have hated having my picture taken. I was able to snap a few anyway. She is a lovely lady with a delightful charm. Our songwriting is going swimmingly!

Jacque and I are doing a really cool autobiographical song with a spiritual twist. More will be revealed.

I also worked today with another (male) singer song writer, Kenneth Scott Peters. Constant readers of the studio log will remember my work with him back in May on a live show. Now we are starting his CD with two very, very, VERY good songs.

Kenneth and I also have a lot in common, and I am blessed and inspired to be working with a performer and song writer of his calibre!