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DavidPartay
08-27-2009, 04:29 PM
Probably on Friday Sept. 11. I'm recording for an album called "The Sandbox". My understanding of it is that it's a somewhat sociopathic commentary on Second Life (the online game), and extending into politics and religion.


www.sandbox1.com

The sample songs don't actually contain my drumming, by the way. It's all drum machine stuff.


Guess I better polish up my drumming for the tracks :). We're doing 6 tracks

isaacleedrums
08-27-2009, 09:43 PM
Probably on Friday Sept. 11. I'm recording for an album called "The Sandbox". My understanding of it is that it's a somewhat sociopathic commentary on Second Life (the online game), and extending into politics and religion.


www.sandbox1.com

The sample songs don't actually contain my drumming, by the way. It's all drum machine stuff.


Guess I better polish up my drumming for the tracks :). We're doing 6 tracks

RIght on, have fun in there!

Logic1981
08-27-2009, 10:55 PM
Hey David:)

ive listen to some stuff. On "Celephone City" you can really really groove:)
Let us know when there are some stuff of you:)

DavidPartay
08-31-2009, 12:35 PM
Well, the 11th is confirmed :)

I met the producer Andy Sorensen, and he and the composer of the music really enjoyed my rendition of 'Doctor Digital'. So that bodes well for me, because they'll probably like my other renditions as well! He really loved the sound of my drums as well. Turns out he's also a big Virgil fan too - used to go see him just about every night in Melbourne.

I'm really looking forward to it...

frank
08-31-2009, 01:06 PM
Hey David,

Enjoy your time in the studio and best of luck with everything! Rock on!

Matthias
09-03-2009, 09:16 PM
Why does your homepage have no gigs announced? Even the space or link to a schedule is missing...!

DavidPartay
09-04-2009, 01:36 AM
I'm not gigging at the moment :(.

I've been having so much trouble getting music stuff happening since the start of 2007... I'm in a band at the moment, but we haven't practised in a month and still can't find a bassist. The last gig I played was at a birthday party mid last year playing classic rock with a bunch of other random musos.

My plan for the site is to list gigs under where it says 'Gig dates', but I can't list them if I don't have them :(.

Also, the studio date has been postponed by a couple of weeks. The producer is going through the songs we're going to record and I'll have to relearn them.


It's so hard to get a decent band going around where I live! Very frustrating... At times it can be difficult to motivate myself to practise at all.

Dre25
09-04-2009, 03:28 AM
Are you in the city?

I'm probably moving up there (from Wollongong) next year, I was under the impression things would be better there...

DavidPartay
09-06-2009, 12:16 AM
Nah, I'm on the Central Coast, about an hour north of Sydney.

I think it's not so bad in Sydney for finding musicians... But my biggest problem is my job and my recreational activities don't really get me out there meeting other musicians. That and I hate clubs and pubs, so I don't socialise in that sort of environment :).

DavidPartay
09-08-2009, 02:52 AM
Good news, I've had a bite :D

A guy who's married to a girl who my family's known for years is in a band which needs a drummer and I've said yes, at least for the short term :).

Looks like I'll have about 2 weeks to learn their material since they've already got a bunch of gigs lined up!

DavidPartay
09-18-2009, 11:51 PM
It looks like I'm in the band! The audition went really well, they couldn't believe that I'd managed to pretty much nail 5 songs in 3 days, and I did really well on two new songs that we went through.

I'm very pleased about it! The recording for the Sandbox should be going on within the next few weeks as well.

frank
09-19-2009, 12:19 AM
That's great David, congrats! :D

DavidPartay
09-19-2009, 02:10 AM
The best part is that there's a high probability that I'll be playing with them at a big music festival in 2 weeks... I'll finally get some good exposure again for the first time in years :D.

Thanks Frank :)

MoraeusSWE
09-20-2009, 04:03 AM
wow good your you David! Life always (almost...) pendle back at ya, if its been dead for a while things are going to happen!

Work hard & have fun!

DavidPartay
10-22-2009, 04:24 PM
Hey guys, just letting you know I'll be going into the studio 'cold' (not having hard the remixes of the original tracks) this Sunday!

Should be great fun :D

DavidPartay
10-25-2009, 11:23 AM
Well it's all done and dusted now.

As the music is very electronic we were really only getting me to record some very very basic beats for a few of the song to fatten out the sound, although in one the songs I got to be very slightly more adventurous in the intro ;).

They'll be doing some samples eventually but I have no idea how it's actually going to sound :D

Trencherman
10-25-2009, 12:59 PM
very very basic beats

...are often extremely difficult to play well. Looking forward to hearing the final mix. :)

DavidPartay
10-25-2009, 03:04 PM
Well I could say I did an awesome job, but it wouldn't matter anyway because even if I didn't they'd still cut and paste to tidy things up :).

That being said, I surprised myself with how tight my playing was :D and the producer was very happy with me too.

Matthias
10-25-2009, 08:40 PM
...are often extremely difficult to play well. Looking forward to hearing the final mix. :)
Oh yes !!

MoraeusSWE
10-26-2009, 12:04 AM
David, when can we hear some stuff from it? =) Im really getting curious!

DavidPartay
10-26-2009, 10:55 AM
I'm not sure when the samples will be available, but from my understanding they now just need to do the backing vocals, the final edit and mastering and I'm pretty sure that's it :).