Friday, March 13, 2009

Dive! - Day 5 through 8




I'm guessing at the days - it's been a blur. Basically, I got a trial version of Ozone 4 downloaded and have seven days to mess with it before it starts inserting periods of silence into the mixes. Can't afford to buy it at the moment, so I'm trying to learn as much about the program as possible. It's definitely a gem - but there's a steep learning curve here. So, I cheated a bit - uploaded a new file that overwrote the file from days 2 and 3, so if you didn't get to hear that - sorry. Progress is marching on.

The new version here is decidedly better, thanks to Ozone. I got the drums and bass sounding much more "in-the-front" - and re-recorded the vocals, though I will probably have at them again before it's all said and done. The mix is still rough, since I rebuilt it from scratch, but it's coming along nicely.

New Song

The third tune for the album, aside from "Dive!" and "Mia Cafe" is called "How It Ends" and I'm not sure what direction it might take, it's a mellower tune for certain. Here are the lyrics - and I'm working out an arrangement in 3/4 time:


"How It Ends"
Music and Lyrics by Bing Futch
Copyright © 2009 J.O.B. Entertainment Inc.

I need some time to clear my mind
hope you'll find the patience and faith
often when life pulls the lever
all you can do is wait - til' the wheel's stop spinnin'

you gamble hard and fall in love
not the holy kind, but that frail human stuff
and if the odds are in your favor
time to leave the machine and cash out your winnings

-interlude-

you say I'm naive, babe
for believing in miracles as if they exist
well, we got this far, didn't we?
what do you call this? of course, I might be dreaming

a paper boat, a plastic cup
let's pretend it's crystal and fill it halfway up
we'll drink to the bad times
and sail on

don't you know everything is an illusion?
so I must come now to this conclusion

CHORUS

this is our story - a real life movie
a tale of two lovers and friends
none of it made up, so what if we break up?
we get to say just how it ends

an open door, an empty hall
sometimes silence screams at the windows
we can talk about it or not at all
but when the wind blows, it speaks so clear

we do the dance and take a chance
go to our separate corners and assume the stance
take and break this heart of mine and I'll do the same for you
isn't that why we're here?

don't you know everything is an illusion?
so I must come now to this conclusion

CHORUS

this is our story - a real life movie
a tale of two lovers and friends
none of it made up, so what if we break up?
we get to say just how it ends

how it ends


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I know - depressing, sort of, huh? Told you this album would be a return to some of my older material.

1 comment:

Josh Noe said...

Hey Bing, Josh here. It may be kind of depressing, but totally amazing. I love that you share this stuff while working on it. It looks like this is going to be a great album.