Today (Wednesday 17 December):
- Sparrowspheres at the bird feeder.
- This new pick technique I'm screwing with that makes sounds kind of liquidy. Not something to use everywhere, but it's definitely a tool I'll use.
- 16 bars of Bringing It-class* intro for a new song. I have no idea what's next yet, so actual success in actually Bringing It is still entirely up in the air and worrisome. Awesome is a heavy burden. -_^
*: A couple of times now I have written songs with openings that in my head are essentially saying, "Okay, listen the fuck up: I'm bringing it. Seriously, are you ready? Because I am goddamn Bringing. It." These are the kinds of things that when I play them in crowded spaces people across the room turn and stare. "Stars" has an intro that says I am goddamn Bringing It. "Artifacts (You'll Never See)" has an intro that says I am goddamn Bringing It, with the codicil of And It Doesn't Like You. (This was the thing where I proved to annathepiper that Summer, my mandolin, could in fact be played with nasty intent.) This new thing may be in that general class of thing. We'll see.