I seem to be on a bit of a roll of late with song ideas! I have tons of videos here with ideas and the 2 I’m currently working on are ‘One of my Enemies and ‘Ready to Die’. I’m working through the middle section of ‘One of my Enemies’ today and have taken the time to re-track some of the bass so as to get it in one take and not rely on snippets cut together. This will help to give it the human element where it’s not all 100% time aligned and perfect. This is how it used to be done, and while time aligning and re-using the perfect take may well make for a more polished end result, it can also sound pretty stale. Read More
I took the opportunity this afternoon to get out on the new Felt F95 2014 road bike to see if I can actually make a connection with the bike and riding a road bike after many years on the Cube MTB. Well, it looks like today was a step forward. I must confess to the fact that the transition from MTB to Road Bike really hasn’t been an easy or smooth affair. But, after an hour or 2 out on it tonight and actually really enjoyed the experience. I’m starting to feel more comfortable with the geometry and riding position (well, mostly) but feel like I still need to make some adjustments to get it exactly where I like it. Although, after not owning a road bike for many years, I have to admit that I’m not 100% sure what I should be looking for or expecting. Read More
Just had a go of the new Tone City pedals I ordered on the weekend and what can I say…. wow!! The Wild Fire is an amazing little distortion pedal; really offers some seriously nice crunch to either a clean channel or an over-driven channel. Couple that with the toggle for Modern or British voicing and the insane amount of level boost on tap, should you need it, and for £39.99 it really does punch above its weight.
I’m still playing with the Angel Wings chorus, but initial tests put a smile on my face.
I can certainly say that just adding the Wild Fire has opened up my Marshall JMD:1 and put a massive grin on my face.