Tuesday, May 29, 2012
I've been unsatisfied with the technique I've used so far to record my music. It involves sitting down at an electronic keyboard and recording into a digital studio... oh.. it works.. but it's just not the same as a real piano.
Today, while it was raining outside, while I was home from work with my youngest, while mommy went on a field trip with the oldest.. I tried something else. I took my iPhone and stuck it in my empty coffee cup and sat it on the edge of the piano. You can hear the baby voicing her opinion in the background.
Our roof has been leaking for years. Finally, after much prayer and patience, God has graced us with the ability to get a new roof. But right in the middle of the roofing process, with only the tar paper down, the sky opened up and soaked us with a torrential downpour. It's still a little leaky and I've been crawling around up there in-between squalls trying to plug the holes with tar.
This piano piece is nothing more than me trying to exercise patience.. just grabbing hold of something tangible and working it with my hands.. literally staring out the window into the face of the storm. But if there's one thing I've learned in my crazy life, it's that I, Me, Bill.. can't do it alone. I'm just not that cool.
Let's see if this works out.
Here's just the audio below...
Leaky Roof.Mp3 (c) 2012 William Cushman (2:57 / 2.8Mb)
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