- 1:52 PM, Saturday,
April 23rd, 2022:
Part of the reason
I was drawn to the project of "Where You Once
Belonged" was because I really didn't know what
would come out once I sat down and tried to do
- ...and then of
course I've been so busy with life and other shit I
haven't really sat down to start the actual writing
part, but I have had some moments where
I had a few minutes... and that voice is coming
out. Like I shared in Entry #2220 - it's age... but
it's this effortless screaming thing that feels
good? It's cathartic. It's obviously a choice -
because I can choose not to do it... but when I'm not
thinking? That's what comes out. And I really
tried to break it down here...
- The thing is, it's
not just a voice change - it's an entire identity.
Those are two very different people. It's like rapping
as Gary or singing as Spencer. They're so different
they're comical. I can't see releasing songs
THAT different... I feel like I need a happy
medium for a "sound" otherwise you're making a joke
record where you just do a bunch of different types of
music. I mean, I can kinda see that happening because
I have so many backgrounds and loves, but
I really wanted to find ME. Find my sound and
make 10 songs that will SOUND a certain way. A
certain cohesiveness. "Stronger Than Before" had that,
and because of the inability to bring instruments into
the studio, "Hearing My Thoughts" had that - for
this I'm really gonna have to find my voice and a
sound and create within...
- ...or I go
the opposite direction and have a multitude of pieces
like The Journeysongs of past and tell stories... but
then, that's just The Journey Volume 3, right?
- This is hard. This
is the block when it comes to things. How you produce
these songs changes everything... but that's probably
the secret - you take your head out of it and you just
produce. You do the instrument you think is right
next. You sing the way the song dictates it. You
finish one song.
- You start
- You listen to them
as a collection. You see where you're going. You fall
up the stairs. Right now I'm just standing at the
bottom putting separate feet forward and judging THAT.
Fuck THAT. When the time comes (and to be honest it
will probably when the kids go back to school) -
recording the entire album from August 15 - October
15th will be a deadline I'll just keep. And I'll just
work at it. And whatever will be will be.
I'll capture the ditties until then... but this
"voice" certainly makes it hard to see the