Week 28 of "Hot Wire" Album (13/09/10) - Finishing off the last of the videos for our P/Vox CD/DVD of the ABC2 gig. Very prouda this one!
Pat and I did a photo session on Thurs for the 2011 calendar and the "Hot Wire" album cover ... We used the same photographer (Martin McCready) who did our last two albums "Open Soul" and "Xmasday" ... it was a fun day ... tiring tho! ... here's some stills from the camcorder footage Louise took ...
... We went to the beautiful Missoni Hotel in Edinburgh ... Pat's call ... and then down to Leith Docks. I think we got what we needed ... we'll see when Martin sends us the contact sheets ...
And on Saturday (09/11) it was my birthday ... 44 fekin years old! ... Life's highway a wee bit shorter ... thank you all for the cards and Facebook messages ....
... Also on Saturday nite, Pat and I played 3 songs (Labour Of Love, Looking For Linda and Mother Glasgow) at the Great Scot Awards at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow ... I really enjoyed it ... Pat in fine voice ... we went down well. But the true stars of the nite where the winners of the awards ... felt very humbled.
Putting together all the assets for the DVD of the ABC2 gig this week and then back to "Hot Wire" next week ... I will finish it before Xmas ... cannae wait to get back to it :)
On Saturday nite, I spent a lot of time with my friend Chris Gorman ... he's had a successful career ... and now finds himself on the board of Sony/RCA records ... he's very passionate/optimist about the future of the record industry ... we'll see ... But I got into a heated debate with him about the album format. I've been studying "Objective C" coding language for a few months now ... reason being, I think that the future of the album format has to include an application for the album on iOS and Android operating systems. Wouldn't it be exciting to be able to buy the "App" for an album ... as creators, we could include so much more stuff ... "making of" vids, out-takes, commentary, explanations of music and lyrics ... etc, etc ... really endless possibilities :)
I really do think as an album "producer" u should have these skills ... when I produce an album, I'm kinda in charge of what direction it takes. I use all of the skills I've acquired over the years to get the best results. I try my best to get to the end of an album with as many of the initial ideas for the album intact ... if I knew the album was going to be offered as an app, and I knew how to create that app, it would have a huge effect on the decision making process during the creation of the album ... exciting times!
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