the ongoing adventures at moosmusic


2 1/2 weeks to Summer shut down!
August 26, 2009, 4:32 pm
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Yo!

The manor’s sale completed and I’m the proud owner of a bigger bank balance until Pickle and I pick the new manor residence.

The meeting with the management company went very well. It was a very bizarre day due to the fact that two big lumps from the county look a bit out of place under hot spot lights in a swanky London reception area. Listening to our work in front of them was a bit hard but very insightful and we got some great constructive critisism. They came across as a great company to work with and were very honest with their thoughts and advice. I think I know where we’re heading now in our quest to write the perfect pop song – no point setting your targets too low eh?

Although we have lots of work to do to get our career well and truly on it’s way, that won’t stop me taking 10 weeks off and relaxing – for that is the Dunc way!

In 2 1/2 weeks I’ll be off to California; then it’s back home the long way stopping off at New Zealand, Australia and finally Tokyo. Now the manor sale is all done and dusted I’m starting to really look forward to the trip and I’m getting stuck into the guide books. Although it’s a bit frustrating to have a bit of time off just as things start to move a bit quicker I can’t wait to experience all the stuff the world is gonna chuck at me. Hopefully said thrown stuff will include the inspiration for a hit song or six.

9 mile cycle home now to the lovely Neil and Rachel’s place – the kind new owners of two homeless hobos.

Kris showed me some of The Eagles of Death Metal’s stuff the other day. I seem to love everything Josh Homme touches.

Apart from the new Arctic Monkey’s single – hey ho, stick to what you know.

Chin chin,

Dunc



Still all go…
August 18, 2009, 3:31 pm
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…and it ain’t that slow. Less than a week left officially at the manors – moving to Neil and Rach’s on the weekend. Packing everynight this week. Meeting this Friday with a publisher. New strings on Look What You Do To Me. Lots to sort out. Stuff get sorted for my little adventure.

Chin chin,

Dunc



It’s all go…
August 11, 2009, 4:12 pm
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…at the mo!

What with the moos manors shift, the 9-5 being jacked in, the temporary studio being in the back of beyond (i.e. Tewkesbury) things are pretty hectic.

Two weeks left in the manors. Four weeks left at work. Five weeks left in the country!

Kris came over to the makeshift studio on Saturday. We had Chinesse with my sis, bro-in-law, and nieces and got quite a bit of work done. I reckon we’ll have five new songs to take to the meeting that I may or may not have mentioned.

The songs being:

  • Look What You Do To Me (still needing work on the mix)
  • Getting it Right (all done and sounding funky)
  • Funky Q (being delivered as an instrumental for co-write)
  • The Sleeping Menstrual (4 to the floor dance tune needing words and mixing)
  • Piano Lurve (An uptempo ballad?? needing words and mixing)

Quite a bit to do then while I’m moving house eh? Stop talking and get on with it then, yes?

Chin chin,

Dunc

P.S. Yes, the last two songs are working titles



This week I have mostly been…
August 7, 2009, 4:43 pm
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  • Exchanging contracts on moos manors
  • Handing in the old notice at the day job
  • Rearranging meetings
  • Daydreaming of travels

Off for an early night tonight, last weekend is still making me tired!

Chin chin,

Dunc



moos manors is being vacated…
August 5, 2009, 4:02 pm
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…memorabilia is for sale on ebay. Go on, you know you want an original Star Wars figure of Boba Fett and Porridge Face.

While the moos camp is between permanent homes the good ship moos has set up it’s make shift studio at the Eeles Senior’s residence. There are a few pros and cons to this.

Pros:

  • It’s a larger room
  • Ma and Pa will keep the food and water coming
  • A change is good

Cons:

  • I don’t know the room (sound wise)
  • It’s in Tewkesbury

Before moos finds a new fixed abode I’ll be off on a little adventure. Actually it’s a great adventure – maybe I should get Kris to write an Oompa-Loompa song about it.

Off to do a mini mix of songs tonight to ensure someone gets thoroughly embarrassed!

Chin chin,

Dunc