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Ey All,

I haven’t been keeping up with these posts as well as I like…actually, that’s not true. The reason I haven’t been posting is because I felt kind of stagnant in the recording process. I didn’t want to have a bunch of posts where I have nothing to say. But today, I jumped out of my funk.

Last weekend, as expected, I finished all of the bass guitars for “Morningstar, Son Of The Dawn.” I added a bit of piano to it and basically have all the instruments recorded. Today I got to work on the final vocals. The reason I hadn’t started earlier was because I really didn’t like the lyrics I had written. I felt they were kind of like parodies of what I had written in “How You Have Fallen” and “As Life Passes You On.” When I wrote the lyrics to those tracks they flowed naturally and felt good. This time I was just hitting wall after wall after wall.

But, I talked a bit with Carl and decided that I do my best work quickly. That doesn’t mean that I work hastily, I am just very decisive. The moment I start to hesitate and doubt myself is the moment my work starts to suffer and nothing gets finished. So, I decided to just start recording the lyrics to “Morningstar, Son Of The Dawn” today and see what happened. And…I’m really digging it. I’ll post the lyrics when the song’s entirely complete. I’m about 75% of the way through.

So yeah, that’s what I did today. Really happy with it. Carl’s getting track 3 all tidied up, and I’m really excited to record that one. Then it’ll be back to writing lyrics for it, recording it, and mixing it… then we can call The Morningstar EP complete… Oh, what a glorious day that will be!

PS: I’ve decided that there needs to be at least one point on the EP that I can point to specifically and say, “I’m fucked up in this moment.” So, I’m going to probably get fucked up and record the final guitar solo in “Morningstar, Son Of The Dawn” this weekend…not to say that I wasn’t fucked up for any other part of this writing/recording process, because I’m sure I was at moments…but I really want to listen to this recording and be like, “Yep, right there…right there, I’m definitely fucked up.” I feel like it wouldn’t be rock and roll without it.

Anyways, take care. I’m gonna shave my head and pass the fuck out.

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