This will be a special “I’m old, change sucks, stay the hell off my lawn” edition of my thoughts.
Last week I mentioned having to redesign my website. That will happen this week. I tried playing with the new host’s website builder and themes, and I don’t. Fucking. Like it. I’m sure young folks have no trouble with it, but I can’t get it to look like I FUCKING WANT. I like my current design; I can’t have it. One of the support people was kind enough to try and get it looking like what i want, and it was close, but there were little things that bothered me. I won’t go into them here, but ok, fine, I’m committed to the idea of a new look. Or at least kind of ok with it. But their tools…blech. They seem counterintuitive to me, but I fully accept that it may be just a “me problem.” Well, I’m the fucking paying customer. I should be able to get what I want.
In any case, by this time next week, the site will have a new look.
On the plus side, the man who designed my next album cover has agreed to take some new pics of me which I’ll integrate into the site, but he can’t for a couple of weeks. That’s fine. I can wait.
Last week I also discussed redoing vocals on the new songs. I wound up doing new takes on almost all of them. Oddly enough, when one puts in the time I did practicing, recording, and rehearsing, one gets to a pretty good comfort level. For once in my life, I like the way my voice sounds, and I wanted to capture it. I haven’t listened to what I did Sat and Sun yet, so I suppose I may not like like it. But, I’ll say this. At some point, I have to go with what I have if I’m going to release these songs. I can nearly always find something that can be improved, but that’s a never ending rabbit hole. It’s kind of like letting your kids out into the world. They gotta be able to stand up on their own.
That’s it for now. Be good.