It’s always the way – nothing happens for a while, and then it all comes at once – just like buses!
Things had been a bit slow with my music projects, and it’s the start of the year so in my wisdom I decided to dismantle the studio to have shift round, re-vamp, re-jig (or clean in reality). To be fair, it had become a dumping ground and so much so that I’m not even issuing a photo of the mayhem!
So – cables unplugged and coiled beautifully, hardware equipment dismantled, guitars, basses et al bagged up safely and exiled to a spare room – all is well for the clear out, right? wrong!
My producer friend in North London needs a couple of song ideas (like yesterday!) for a boy band he’s working with. Ok, not so much of a problem – ordinarily. I’ve got loads of ideas, half-finished tunes and lyrical snippets I can present. Problem – studio in bits! Aargh!
Goddamnit. And he wants a rap idea. Rap idea?! Rap to me is like punk rock would be to Mozart! (Well, not quite). And luckily, it’s just the melodic chorus bit he wants. I might just be able to do that – Phew! …talk about buses!
Weekend job: re-build studio asap!