On the Road to Baltimore. Singing in the car. Where it all started. My father used to teach my brother and me how to harmonize in the car. He was tough. "Watch your pitch!" He would yell. "You're off!" Not gonna lie, it wasn't always fun. But boy, could we sing Silver Bells. I'm grateful for it now.
Now to the trip at hand. Sitting in the studio in Baltimore late Sunday night watching David work his magic at the mixing board.
Right now he's trying to find the right effect for our latest song, "In Your Dreams" which we wrote together last night and today. We have a flow that is just so crazy good. I got here Friday and we've been working nonstop. It's been a really fruitful and creatively fulfilling session. We recorded a really upbeat song of David's called "Me Without You". He wrote it as a straight up R&B dance song, which it still is, but it also morphed into this really lush vocal thing that sounds great pared down without the synth and club-mix feel. So it's going to be interesting to see how it ends up on the record!
I signed the official contract tonight...
...and it feels so gratifying to have it locked in with full and clear understanding of expectations. Something about that makes me feel very secure. Also, as part of the graphics package, my logo is almost ready!!! I haven't seen it yet and the only direction I gave to the designer was to somehow incorporate my design of the tattoo on my right wrist.
I designed it a few years ago. I had my drawing of the molecule symbol drawn for a while, and had it propped up on my desk at work so I could live with it before I made the commitment. One day out of the blue, I realized that the intersecting loops made the shape of the heart. I love the idea that while everything is made of the exact same tiny bits of matter, what makes us privileged as humans (and animals) is that we have the heart, and with it, the capacity to love, and to connect, and to forgive.
Anyway, it will be interesting to see how the graphic designer incorporates the tattoo into the logo. I'm not sure I like giving creative control of such a personal thing to someone else. But... it's part of the package, so we'll see what he comes up with.
Here's David and me saying hey, thanking the Kickstarter backers, and talking a little bit about the project.
I was taken with how touched David was about the Kickstarter backers reaching the goal. I think it pumped him up even more to know so many people are already behind this project. Wait until the KS backers hear what we've made. Everyone's getting blown away right and left.
I tell you, this project is on an unstoppable course...