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22 October 2013 @ 09:19 pm
Karen (Part 4)  
I had an excellent weekend...except for the part where it started with a wisdom tooth being pulled. :)

Karen Linsley was visiting and we had a little time for recording on Friday night, then an afternoon of it on Sunday. There's now a second one of my songs with her singing lead. This is the one based on the character "May" from Seanan McGuire's Toby Daye series. I really like this rendition.

As mentioned, Karen wanted to do another take of the lead part she previously did on "She Bleeds For Roses" even though nobody else was sure how she was going to improve it. She found a way.

The other three new mixes are songs where Karen has added harmony vocals. She does that well too.

I have one more song on my list to fix before the traditional OVFF car ride and road test, maybe tomorrow. As well as some musical adjustments, there's a lyric line that has come to annoy me after twenty-or-so listenings. I think a rewrite on that is a good idea.
Tom Jefferssexybass on October 23rd, 2013 01:22 pm (UTC)
Glad the recording sessions worked out well and I can't wait to here what you both did! I might bring along 3 or 4 tracks I have redone for the Stone Dragons CD on our trip to OVFF!
Tom Jefferssexybass on October 23rd, 2013 01:39 pm (UTC)
Had a listen Phil and I think she nailed the vocals. Your guitar work is really well done as well. I think Seanan will be pleased.
But If I Did....: Dreadbutifidid on October 23rd, 2013 09:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Tom. "May I Be" is the song where we had to do some strange things, especially to the guitar part, to get it into a key where Karen was comfortable singing. I'm glad you like it; she wasn't sure quite how it was going to turn out.