The next (but far from last) Saving Grace song from the Severn Cellars gig. I am having second thoughts about the weird yellow effect, but it’s really far far too late to change that now.
My list of things that went wrong with filming the bands:
- Trying to get leads out from under my bed, I caught my watch strap and broke one of the small metal spring-loaded things that keep the strap on
- I get there at 6pm but don’t really need to be, so have eaten only half of my tea…
- …And the jumper I’m wearing is to warm for the venue, but it’s all I’ve got
- The promoter is going to let me use his camcorder – but it is broken
- Batteries got loose in my rucksack
- 4GB memory card doesn’t work in one of the cameras
- There is nowhere safe to keep the laptop while the gig is going on…
- …So I have to run home to fetch the minisdisc recorder
- There is no way to plug the minidisc recorder into the mixing desk
- Forgot to bring spare minidisc, so had to record bands on ‘long play’ quality
- Forgot the mini tripod for the microphone
- Forgot to change batteries before The Insults start – they run out half-way through
- Change filming position during TSG set, find it’s not as good. Can’t return, as someone else has taken my spot
- Lose the CD cards from the second camera sometime
- The minidisc is getting stuck on playback, either the disc is buggered or the deck is broken
- There’s more, bound to be, I just don’t know what it is yet…
Listen on posterous
This is a remix of the ‘Writings On The Wall’ (demo) by The Saving Grace. The remix is by Spookydirt.The demo was just a guitar/vocal thing, but the full-on band explosion promises to be hairy-arsed rock (or similar). I will let you know at the weekend once they have played their debut gig.
I’m working on a remix for my friends in The Saving Grace, one of the semi-acoustic demo’s I recorded for them a couple of months back.
Have a listen on the player above, let me know what you think.
I think the strings at the end are going, or at least getting seriously messed with, before this is finished.
It seems I might have a new hobby.
A couple of weeks ago I ‘accidentally’ made a music promo for the band The Saving Grace, and now it seems they’d like me to make another.
I jokingly made a suggestion – when I first recorded demo’s for them a month or so ago – that we could shoot a ‘one-take’ video in The Quarry (Shrewsbury’s riverside park) for a budget of pretty much nothing, using my 8megapixel Fuji camera (which has a basic movie function). And now it seems that this may happen.
I don’t know which song they want to do or anything like that, but it should be interesting, mostly because for editing software I will be using Ableton Live (which is actually music software) and Windows Movie Maker (which is rather basic, to say the least).