Silence, Growth’s Edge, Sky Full of Songs (Updated)

There’s no easy way to break a silence than to simply break it!

It’s been 2 years (not counting the Feb draft I’m publishing now) and I don’t feel like talking about the time that’s passed. I’m currently overnighting in Brugge, Belgium. I’ve recently picked up a new-to-me guitar and decided to give it a whirl by playing a new-to-me song by Florence and the Machine.

A little over a week ago, I made a commitment to push myself into my growth’s edge by recording a new song or acro/aerial trick every week and sharing it. No getting it just right. No perfection. Just action. g-u-l-p

It seemed fitting, then, to take the opportunity to break my silence with song and share in my own space.

Added 9/24: Working on an original with the working title, Bodies Don’t Lie. (Update 10/20: Can’t wait to record an update on this as it’s getting closer.)

Added 10/20: Cover of Elephant Revival’s Sing to the Mountain

 

Learned a new song to practice mandolin and harmony. Even to get a rough cut was tricky, because something on my mobile recording setup was creating a delay when listening to the main track while trying to record a second track — as I wanted mandolin/vocals as my “base” and then to play over it when guitar/harmony. To try and combat the delay, I played with a metronome but that didn’t help me drown out the base track which I needed to know when everything began … so I decided to scratch the mobile recording and start from scratch on my laptop. I started with a metronome and a count-in, so I could start strumming on count 1, making it much easier to record additional tracks. Practice tips for next time: it pays to figure out my bpm and key before recording.