Entry 12 - They're not done yet?!

I know, I know. Remember when I said recording is like moving? I forgot to add it's like moving from a house you've lived in your whole life and you've kept all of the momentos and gadgets you've acquired over the years! Geeze Louise!!! While we're making progress, it's like pouring molasses in the winter. However, including Time For Letting Go, I'll have 4 tunes done within a week or two, with 3 more coming along. So a 7-song EP just in time for Christmas is within reach.

In the meantime, I'm working on writing cues for TV and commercials. In case you're wondering what a 'cue' is, one application is that little piece of music that you would here between scenes of your favorite reality show. My guilty pleasure is the home reno shows. I don't own a home. I'm absolutely, hopeless with power tools, measuring, visual design blah de blah de blah. So I'm always impressed when they transform some of these time capsule homes into modern/showroom homes. Alas, I digress. The music that you hear on those types of shows are called cues. You may not notice them, but they play an important role in setting the mood, and helping to transition from one segment to the next. It's a lot like playing the lottery. You write something, produce it, send it in and cross your fingers.It's very much about servicing the needs of a show, and being in the right place at the right time.  At least that's the impression I get from what I've read and seen from people talking about the process. I'm learning to produce these cues on my own, so I doubt the first ones that I do won't be very good. But it's another skill, and like everything else, it will take practice. Wish me luck.

P.S. I'm also playing the lottery, which would render this all moot, but we all know what the odds of that happening are.

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