After several months of setbacks and a handful of technical difficulties, I’ve finally had my first vocal recording session for Somewhere in Dreamworld, and now I can’t talk anymore.

On the way in to the studio, I saw that the moon was probably full. Turns out it was actually waxing gibbous! Nice! Get it!? A gibbous moon!?

(You’ll get it when you hear the album)

I’ve made it no secret that vocal recording is one of my least favorite parts of the recording process, but most of that is because I’ve always had to be both the artist AND the engineer. I can’t even begin to describe how refreshing it is to have someone else pressing the buttons while I focus on feeling the words while I belt them out.

Speaking of belting it out…

We started with “Sidewalk,” which is actually the song that started it all, way back in 2006! How fitting! Naturally, to keep things fresh, I’ve got to experiment a little, so…I screamed my lungs out. No big deal.

Wally, the producer-engineer who is working with me on this project, is excellent to work with, and really knows how to guide me toward a good take. In only one session, I can already tell that this is going to be a great experience, and I’m going to grow a lot as a vocalist in the process. That’s the plan, anyway.

Vocal Recording Day 2 is this Sunday. Here’s to a bunch of singing, and an amazing album!

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