Firstly, as you’ve probably guessed by the title, this blog is now active again after a couple of months…coming to terms with everything. I decided that it’ll probably be a good idea to start it up again since the US start series 3 tomorrow and no doubt there’ll be TONS of Branson hate to deal with.
Secondly, the Sybil and Tom song what I wrote (“Bet On Me”) is on itunes (and spotify) for your listening pleasure, and maybe if you like it you can go buy it? I don’t know how to link to itunes so if you just go into itunes and search “Hannah & Joanna” then it should come up.
And last but not least, this is a bit unrelated to Downton, but I have an English Language essay to write for wednesday, and I need to collect a number of conversations, so I was wondering if you lovely people could help? Any written conversation (or a transcription of a spoken conversation, if you wish). Maybe something from FB or a text conversation? You don’t need to put names, just give me something like “person 1” or “person 2” or if you want I can change the names. Just that, the conversation and the gender(s) of the people talking and the ages of the people (doesn’t need to be a proximate age). I hope that’s not too much to ask! If you want to send me something then just send me a message/mail. Thank you lovelies!!
And I hope you had a lovely Christmas! (as lovely as it can be when main characters die in a much loved tv show)
It’s currently being mixed and mastered, and they guy doing the mixing and mastering has sent me a 2 minute clip of it so far. I don’t know whether to show it to you guys! The pennywhistle comes in a good few bars too late (my bad) so it sounds really odd at the mo, but it’ll be sorted out, don’t worry. I just don’t know whether to show you or not!! Do you want to hear the clip with the out of time pennywhistle?
Hopefully, everything that still needs to be recorded (just the main vocals) will be recorded tomorrow. It might also be that everything will be ready to send of tomorrow to be mixed and mastered, but that all depends on something that I’m not going to go into detail in here and now! In summary, everything should be recorded by tomorrow, and hopefully, everything will be sent off tomorrow. Then after that, it won’t be long it’s all ready to release!! Yay!!
So nearly all of what needs to be recorded has been recorded :) and it’s only the main vocals now that’s left. It’s only the programmed guitar, cello and violin that only needs to be added along with that. After that’s all ready, I’ll send it off to be mixed and mastered, and then it won’t be long after that until it’s all ready to go!!
Bet On Me update:
After…last night, I felt that I needed to make a slight change to the words. Nothing that needed to be done, but something that I thought might make it a bit more…bittersweet. Here’s the full lyrics with the new ones:
a pale green haze,
our fingers entwined,
the clouds of war rolled back and caused my change of mind,
So the first recording session is pencilled in for 22nd October. It would’ve been nice to do it sooner, but there’s just not enough time. Anyway, in the wise words of Ian Fletcher…so that’s all good. Oh, and this is the beautiful cover art created by Emma
yay for Emma!!
Bet On Me Update:
Just a slight change this time with the pennywhistle (although here it’s being represented by a flute) tune at the end. I realised that the oboe tune in “Emancipation” (Sybil and Tom’s tune) goes down after the triplets, not up. So I changed the pennywhistle melody at the end so it goes up after the triplets and not down. Good good. Now, the exciting news! We’re setting a date for our first recording sessions on Thursday, and it will most likely be next Monday and/or Tuesday. We might need only one session, we might need more like five, but we’ll be recording very soon, and then as soon as that’s all done, we’ll send it off to be professionally mixed and mastered, then it’ll be up on itunes and spotifiy and youtube and tumblr faster than you can say “Irish socialist chauffeur”!
Oh, and Happy Downton Day dearies!!
So here’s is the FINAL draft. I’ve tweeked it quite a bit in a few places because I was playing the piano part this morning and I realised something…the melody for “Such Good Luck” (aka Mary and Matthew’s music) fitted perfectly at one point. So I’ve fiddled about, and managed to put that in somewhere, as well as “Damaged” (Anna and Bates’ theme) and “Emancipation” (Sybil and Tom’s theme). See if you can spot them in there! And yes, it does sound a bit crowded at the moment, but once it’s nicely recorded and mixed and mastered, it will sound fine I’m sure. Oh and, the flute that you here will actually be a pennywhistle in the final recording, just so you know.