#RPM2021 DAY 18

Another day with minimal progress. I put lead guitars onto two songs. I used a fuzz box for a lot of it, and the new Wampler Plexi Drive Mini for some. I ran the Plexi Drive without the Klon Klone in front of it and it was much less squashy than it was yesterday. I’m going to want to find a happy place with the Klone though because that needs to be on 24/7/365.

Three songs completely tracked. I still have to write lyrics for two songs. I can’t forget about that. Lots of vocals planned for this weekend. Fingers crossed.

The current workspace
A cheesy faux artsy guitar picture


I took out the trash a few minutes ago and saw this:

Cool, I thought. I’ll take a picture. When I moved closer to get the pic I saw this:

Well now that’s too bad. Ouch.

I hate winter. I’m thankful that we have a power grid that can handle our winters and we’re not saddled with the disaster that folks in Texas are dealing with right now. Hang in there, people. Forecast for Austin calls for sunny with temps in the 40’s tomorrow. Bundle up, don’t run your gas grill in the house and don’t run your car in the garage. The end is hopefully in sight. Wishing everyone the best.

#RPM2021 Day 17

Not much to report today. I put the lead guitar onto one song. That’s it. I used my new Wampler Plexi Drive Mini overdrive pedal in place of the Malaise Forever Black Lives Matter. I think I prefer the BLM. It’s only a very small use sample, but the Plexi Drive being pushed by the Ryra The Klone resulted in a bit of an over compressed blob of flub. It wasn’t terrible, it just wasn’t as good as I was hoping. I bet if I removed the Ryra from the equation it would be better. I think the Plexi can take 18 volts instead of the 9 volts I’m giving it. That should improve things, but I don’t have that option with the setup I have in place right now.

Spaghetti and all

No car vocals tomorrow. My car is blocked in and I don’t want to worry about swapping with my step son. There is supposed to be snow for Friday morning too, so no car vocals on Friday either. I’m banking on Saturday and Sunday to finish the eight I have left to do, and probably redo some of the six I have already. I listened back to two of them tonight, including the song that got the guitar leads, and they were okay, but those two were the ones I knew would be okay. It’s the other four that scare me.

Hopefully a few more leads and maybe a mix will come tomorrow. Fingers crossed.