I'm paralised. Not offically, but my hearing in one ear has seemingly disappeared for a while. It was the freaking pool in Sri Lanka. Ever since then my left aural receptor has been in a constant state of turmoil, from complete deafness to partly hearing, to making my eye itch. It's not nice.
What makes it worse of course is the fact I'm a musician. The gig we played last week at the Golden Cross was a surreal experience as not only could I only hear myself in my head, but I actually couldn't hear anything but that. I'm afraid we have had to cancel Thursdays gig due to this problem. I am hoping that some hardcore steroids and tender loving care will cure this ailment.
One thing it has not stopped me from doing is writing. On Monday I went to listen to some of the tunes Jonathan has written and in return showed him some of mine. It has become apparent very quickly that the songs we have already, be them near full songs or only half, are moving in a more folky, or more acoustic direction to You and Your Adored. So far eleven songs have been written between us and we still have months to go. We have set out a rough schedule that we will try to aim for.
The rest of the year will see us writing songs and I think there might be over 20 songs to choose from come next year. Post Christmas we aim to demo these songs and see if we can find a direction for the album. Serious recording will take place Late Winter/Early Spring with a release in the middle of next year. You and Your Adored was pretty much recorded in the same way and we started it around November and was released in August the following year.
That said, this is only a guideline so we might have a huge influx of recording sessions and have it done by March, or moreover we could get lathargic and not have it done by next October. I'm hoping for a mid year release thought.
Finally, to whet your whistle, a few prospective song titles... 'Run', 'Roundabouts', 'Why Don't You Stay A While?' and 'My Biggest Fear'. We have loads more but why show all our cards at once?
A fairly deaf M x