& don’t forget—Carrie’s band 100 Watt Smile has a cd for sale on CDBaby right here. I’m a big fan of 100 Watt Smile myself. Please consider giving their cd a try!
& now, let’s read what Carrie has to say about these songs:
1. I couldn't bear to leave "Small Awe" as was, because I like the song but the fi was so low and fee and fo fum...so, on the recommendation of Scotty Houston, I went out and got myself a Tascam DP-004 portable digital 4-track. What a relief. I really like, because though low on built-in effects including EQ (although capable of exporting to Garageband, so someday, when I get my sound card fixed, can go there with it), it's (as said) portable as well as super-duper easy...I loved the interface for tracking, mixing, mastering, and transferring to computer—all very simple. I hooked up a Shure 57 (although Scotty vouches for the two built-in mics) and went! The results, with just a few "P" pops this time to wince over:
2. This week's song: "Lurking Curve." It occurs to me, my theme for this series seems to have evolved as Small Things and Round Things. I won't explicate, but I'm pretty sure the motifs are there for people outside of my head...for example, this one includes an hourglass and a crystal ball and a grain of sand and a wish. I wish it also included a catchy chorus, usually a goal of mine, but not this time—I was rushing in from a couple of days on the beach, which perhaps explains the oceany bits.
Thanks, Carrie! Hope you enjoy the songs!