Ok, so I am bad. I know this. It's meant to be day one of the 100 day self-improvement thing & yet I start about 10 at night and don't even sign up for it til well after nine. Doesn't bode well, you might think. Anyway I am working towards a full CD (or 3) of completed musical works so I aim to record, write or mix every day for an hour. I figure even if away from home I can still work on lyrics or record somebody with a field recorder (erm..in a field?) or borrow a guitar or what-have-you. So tonight I practiced my new tune (an instrumental thing on 5-string* acoustic guitar in an odd# tuning) while watching Gordon Ramsay getting a roasting from some thai chefs. Then I switched off the telly, converted the living room into a make-shift studio, plugged in a mic & rattled off a couple of takes of instrumental semi-improvised muzak. I should really have a structure but how do you write down chords you don't know the name of? The takes may turn out to be pants but hey - I've done my first hour!
* - why 5 strings? - oh I dunno, I'm skint and my bass fingers operate on some weird minimalist setting.
# - I haven't figured out what this is but two of the strings are kind of the same note & played open it sounds like a Captain Beefheart song I like.