Banged through the rhythm track and guide vocal for The Dream Falls today. Started programming early in the morning but had to pretty much scrap four fifths of what I’d done until I got it more or less right. The object was to do something different with 4/4 while still reflecting that this had been adapted from a performance by Derrick. Yes, the vocal track is dodgy; I did it in one quick take with no warm-ups or rehearsing, and I was a little breathless, strained and flat in places. Still, you can actually hear the song and the lyrics better this time.
Now I just need to wait for Gary to write a new guitar part for it, because he has abandoned/lost the old guitar part (and I have been sitting on my hands refusing to teach him the guitar part I’ve been hearing since I wrote the song).
I also think he has decided that I am a lead bassist, and refuses to play anything when I’m ‘soloing’. And here I was thinking I’d save that for the keys. Speaking of which, I’m itching to put some kind of synth part on this track, but I have to let Gary get his part sorted first, or I’ll break him. He’s already quietly pretending last month’s You’re Right doesn’t exist (I wrote all the parts and played it all myself, and he hasn’t yet asked me how I played the guitar part).
Anyway, here’s the demo so far: