HarDANGER , Scotsmen and Malena in the Evening
The Studio this week has been one of the best and most demanding expierences of my musicial life. Some things have come easily, another song, just my fiddle bit, took 4 and a half hours. My respect for Adam as a producer grows daily. A producers job is to hep you take your ideas and get them onto tape, and to get the parts out of You as perfect as you can play them. Which is most often much more than you think you can do, if you seee what I mean.
I haven't cried yet, but my language has gone rather foul a few times, hee-hee....If I have to tune the Hardanger again, they may roll tape. ( Just realized the actual spelling of the thing, HarDANGER indeed!!!!! ) Mine is a rather lovely one, with a carved dragon head, but it is very old, and the thing has, besides the regular four strings, four more that run under the finger board , they sort of vibrate in sympathy. Or rather agony if they are not perfectly in tune ....
Malena comes tonight, which does my heart good. It has been so very hard to be in the studio this week working without her. I want so badly for her to be there, and for her to be able to hear as the songs grow up and the bones all get some flesh. I miss her ideas, and her wit ( which , it BEING the studio, can get as foul as anyone going , and I include the boys in this ...) I miss her support and her strenth when I am on the 30th take and it still isn't going right. The good news is , we have a few hours on Monday before she goes back, and we are going to spend them adding a few more bits of her.
You can never have enough Malena!
( Mwwwwaaahahahahahha!!!!!! )
( Not sure why I thought that needed Evil Laughter...)
Mullie recorded his vocals on Song of the Cailleach Bheur yesterday, , which is a song with words by Jane Yolen and music by Adam, truly truly lovely. Oh, and let's just forstall the comments, hee-hee, no , no idea how to pronounce it, and Mullie TOLD us yesterday and SINGS it in the song...And I still don't know how to say it. Anyone??? My fiddle parts took nearly four hours, but I did get to write a new fiddle tune for the middle of it.
I truly don't mean to tease you with all the talk of the songs, we are just so exceited tho, we can't seem to stop. We want so badly to share them with you, and for you to hear them, and one hopes, you will love them as we do. We will post an MP3 or two as Soon as we have a mix.
Hmmm....I seems to have gone back and forth there from being One person to Two. Might just be that kind of day....
And of course, Malena comes at the end of it....
Love and best friends,