Thursday, 24 November 2011

Day 328: The Other Way Of Writing

So here's the thing. I'm working on Silver aka Judas' Song aka Better For Me and I'm still working off a page that I typed out in 2005, annotated with a million different scribbles from the last 6 years (sorry my exaggeration alarm just went off).

I've been greatly helped by Nicholas Tozier's method of writing each section on a separate piece of paper (A5 is how I roll) that way you can rewrite without having to write it all and you can even swop bits around (still not sure verse 1 isn't verse 2 and vice versa. HAH "VERSE - A" - you see what I did there?!?!?!).

That's so cool and helpful. I wonder where T said it. Was it here? Anyways...

I'm losing perspective as you might expect with lyrics that are 6 years old and music that goes back to 1992! Some of the things that are 'wrong' with it have been wrong for nearly a decade. How will I know when I've finished? Or even near finished?

What I did was type up everything I've got so far. Hey presto! It's finished song. (I've read that Brenton Brown does a similar thing too).Yes there are still sucky bits, but I can see the finish line from here now. I'm going to press ahead with fixes and then demo, which will act in pretty much the same way as the fake finished lyric sheet. Once it really is a song, rather than a potential song it will be easier for me (or anyone else) to see the wood for the trees.

And in other news, here's a beautiful vid from Nottingham 'band' We Show Up On Radar. Some of it was filmed just round the corner from my house. Those flippin' foxes are a real pest...

Download the song for free from the We Show Up On Radar Bandcamp page

I'll be a Ghost from WSUOR on Vimeo.

Free download: Never Be Silent
Other free songs by Matt Blick

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