the ongoing adventures at moosmusic

The song situ…
July 28, 2009, 1:41 pm
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…a new song came about very quickly the other day, it’s got a title already and everything. In fact it’s finished already including the final mix – it’s called ‘Getting It Right’. There’s quite a funky groove to it and if we could pick someone to sing it I think we’d go for Will Young  – there’s a little challenge for us.

‘Look What You Do To Me’ is so nearly there but the final mix is doing my head in. I think I need to go back to the drawing board on it maybe as I think it’ll sound really strong once it’s nailed.

‘Dance Strut Sweat Strip’ has gone back a step. We love the instrumental but our lyric and vocal melody need improving. Maybe this track will end up being a co-write as a fresh pair of ears over it might just step it up a gear. At least we’re not being precious and our quality control is working.

Started a new song on Saturday which is obviously untitled. It’s looking to be our first 4-on-the-floor dance floor anthem; move over Eric Pridz or however it is that is in with the Ibiza dwellers at the moment.

Off to the Royal Oak tonight for a bite to eat with the fam – happy days!

Chin chin,


The water in Mallorca…
July 21, 2009, 3:55 pm
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…don’t taste as nice as the local wines. Ice cold Muscat = yumm.

The pickle and I had a corking week in Mallorca. Not the Mallorca that is like Blackpool with Sun. The Mallorca on the other side of the island with beautiful coastlines, quaint villages and ports and idyllic mountains.  It really was bliss. I thought I’d get a load of writing done but I totally switched off from music. It was nice not to think about it for a while as it sort of recharged my batteries. In fact the only music I heard for the first 5 days on the island was the busking accordion player. Maybe that”s why I forgot about music.

Now I’m back at it; the next post will bring us up to speed with the song situation.

Chin chin,


coming to you live…
July 17, 2009, 1:42 pm
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…live… live…


  • Kristeeeeeen has got himself a laptop, audio interface and Ableton Live LE
  • Dunc had got himself a certificate saying he can cook seafood
  • Pickle has got herself some home grown broad beans
  • Cat has got herself a new dress from French Connection – how posh is she?

Kris has decided to kit himself at home so he can work while I’m away (I’m a jet-setter don’t you know), hence his new purchases. They we’re initially intended to just be a stop gap to get rough ideas down but Live looks like it may be quite an addition to our creative arsenal. And it’s only the LE version! It’s pitch and time algorithms kick Logic’s arse so that for one will get used in the studio. It’s also really intuitive in terms of arrangement so I’m sure we’ll dive deeper into it.

I had a lovely time learning how to prepare and cook seafood. Although the downside was I had to kill a crab. I’ll never watch Spongebob again.

Pickle got given some broad beans by a colleague who doesn’t speak – how weird. She’ll get a yummy pea and bean risotto as a reward (Pickle, not the mute lady).

I haven’t seen Cat’s dress but apparently it’s lovely. It was reduced in a sale so it turns out she’s not as posh as we thought.

Service will resume normally next week with highlights of Mallorca, publishers and songs.

 Chin chin,