Wednesday, October 15, 2008

adding to the repertoire

I've been working on a lot of new music over the past two or three months. I wish that I wrote faster, that I were more prolific...but, at the very least, I'm learning to work consistently and take progress when and where it comes without feeling too discouraged when I hit a wall for a while. It's difficult sometimes when a song is about two-thirds complete but the last little bit just won't come easily (as is the case for at least three or four pieces right now). Lots of lunch hours spent eating and writing with nothing but a full stomach to show for it in the end.

Still, I'm happy to have emerged with two completed songs so far: "More Familiar" and "Three Days." Moreover, I feel fairly satisfied - at least for now - with the recordings I've done of both. My goal is to finish the handful of other tunes still in progress in order to have enough new material for an EP-length recording.

In the meantime, I've uploaded these first two songs to Reverb Nation. If you give them a listen, I hope you'll let me know your thoughts...positive OR negative (or maybe I should say "constructive").

(N.B. - it takes a few seconds for each song to start after you hit play...)

3 comments:

lauren said...

you changed the picture! and are you tapping your foot? i love details. have fun with alex...

Ben Crowley said...

Cris - I enjoyed reading your blog! Great to see that you have been feeling musically inspired lately. I'll be looking forward to hearing your songs. Nice pics!

rfe said...

Loved your songs (but, then, you knew I would!)and the new pictures. Glad you're back to blogging...even if it is only a rare occurrance.