Early on, I said in my liner notes that my baritone guitar and I would probably become great friends this month. Well, that was true.
This is a song that I have obsessed over for a few days, as I really wanted to get the sounds and mix right. Well, I am kind of close, but hey....It's FAWM, so it's pretty close. Anyway, I had that initial riff about 2 weeks ago, but I wasn't good enough to play it or record it, so I just practiced it. Two days ago, I decided that I could try it--but I figured that it would be a lot of takes before I got it recorded correctly. This was true. Then came building the rest of the song....I was kind of haphazard about coming up with the middle part, so each one is unique. Overall, I am happy with it.
The title comes from my months-long struggle with a certain situation that some of you have been reading about. I have gone through so many stages of struggle and grief over this and it has come out in the songs and liner notes this month. Well, today, I got some resolution....I had been making good progress with adjusting my thinking to be sure that I was on the side of progress, rather than lamenting the situation itself (though that is a part of the process). It looks like I am going to be moving forward starting Monday in a whole new scenario and arrangement. This is good. The details are kind of amazing, but I don't have time for that here. It's a good ending to a bad chapter, or series of chapters in my work career. So, there you go.
On the technical side, I used my baritone guitar, a P/J bass, and my usual drums. The guitars were recorded with the same guitar, amplifier, and microphone preamp, but the left was recorded with a Shure Beta 58 and the right with a Cascade Fathead ribbon microphone....I definitely prefer the ribbon mic.
I will definitely be rewriting this one to have a better structure. I think the verses are too short and the bridges in the first half are too long. But, that’s how it is for now. I have too many things to work on to fix them right now.
Not yet, but this could be YOUR moment! Just check with me.....