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Jun 23, 2005

Final Mix - First Radio Single

by admin — last modified Jun 23, 2005 12:00 AM

So - final mix on the radio single is done. It's going in for remastering at Lydmuren and printing next Tuesday. If you live in Norway, you should hear it on the radio by the week after that. This single: "Take Two and Call Me in the Morning" has turned out just great. My producer Tor Øyvind Quillehas really put his best mark on this one.

I am still waiting for the final agreement with a leading digital music distribution company, upon which time you will be able to buy it online.

Jun 19, 2005

Video shoot done

by admin — last modified Jun 19, 2005 12:00 AM

It's been a 12 hour workday, but now all the shots for the video is wrapped. I'm too tired now to write much more about it than to say everything went beyond my (and anybody elses) expectations. Pictures will come.

Thank you Elin, Toril, Eirik, Mike, Anita, Paul, Thea, Silje, Ann Sofie, Tessi, Espen, Marius, Helen and Helen's husband (whose name I can't remember right now) for spending your Sunday unpaid for this video shoot. You were all great actors and made this a great music video.

Jun 15, 2005

First Video Shoot

by admin — last modified Jun 15, 2005 12:00 AM

Yesterday was a long day. We started off in the morning to inspect the site of the shoot Sunday. Looking very good - just like a hospital. Then I was off to get the costumes. 5 nurses and 3 doctors :) ...

In the evening we did the first video shoot. This was the "mirror scene" - a scene where the tired nurse is talking to herself in the mirror. We put black plastic in front of all windows and got a very dark room. Then we had the nurse (which turned out to be quite an actress) in a chair in front of the mirror with a spot on. The result was a very nice shot of only the nurse and the mirror.

Jun 11, 2005

Making Lists

by admin — last modified Jun 11, 2005 12:00 AM

Another time-consuming job is making lists to radio and media for sending and plugging the single when it's released. The single will be sent to around 100 radio stations in Norway, and I have to check them all for fitness before I send them anything. There's no use sending the single to an all-classical radio station, for example.

The script and plans for the video shoot are also coming along fine. The shoot will be Sunday 19. June on a training post for nurses here in Oslo. I still need extras, if you're available that day.

Jun 08, 2005

Writing Script

by admin — last modified Jun 08, 2005 12:00 AM

Script should now be pretty much done. Now comes the work of getting the locations and getting all the people together at the same time.

Meanwhile, my producer is mixing the single which is due for release with the video.

Today we also did a video shoot for my day-job Trolltech for a promo product-release song I have done for them. Pretty cool - I will link it up as soon as the product is released.

Jun 04, 2005

New blog-editor

by admin — last modified Jun 04, 2005 12:00 AM

So - that's what I've been doing today. Web developer Kevin Roth has made this excellent javascript editor called RTE which is just great. I'll use that to add a comment section for my blogs.It's much easier for me to add content now that I don't have to type tags for everything anymore - and I can easily do formatting, color and images.

Jun 01, 2005

Songwriting Seminar

by admin — last modified Jun 01, 2005 12:00 AM

Today I attended a songwriting seminar with Jason Blume. It was very hit-oriented, not that there's anything wrong with that. All in all, a lot of good advice and confirmation on stuff I already knew.

There's still one more day of the seminar to go, but I think I can already recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about songwriting.

May 31, 2005

Another day, another track

by admin — last modified May 31, 2005 12:00 AM

Bass track down - and that should be the last track for the single recording. Only mixing and mastering left now (and there I'll get good help from my producer (I really, really need to fix his webpages).

May 30, 2005

Guitar track in

by admin — last modified May 30, 2005 12:00 AM

Got the guitar tracks for the single in today. The slide/whammy part took longer than expected, but turned out pretty neat.

OP Musikk had finished my bass today too. They had done a very good job on it.

May 29, 2005

The day after ...

by admin — last modified May 29, 2005 12:00 AM

Reunions are fun, but does involve alcohol. I won't be doing much on the project today - I'll try to put new strings on the guitar so I'm ready for recording next week, though.

May 28, 2005

Bass needs a tuneover

by admin — last modified May 28, 2005 12:00 AM

Given the recent developments on the video, I need to give the bass a tuneover before I record the bass for the single.

I've decided to take it in to OP Musikk (no website) - a workshop I got recommended. I hope they're good and quick; I have scheduled to record the bass on tuesday next week.

Tonight I'm going to the 9nth grade reunion (college, I think - you may correct me if I'm wrong) - which happens to be at the same location as my producers studio (I really need do fix up his webpages soon).

Video project, single release

by admin — last modified May 28, 2005 12:00 AM

There's timing issues with getting one of the locations (at a hospital)and it is also hard to schedule the cast together at the same time (10-15 people!).

The good thing is that this could possibly allow us to release the single: "(take two and) Call Me in The Morning" earlier (that's the first track on the demo collage).

Stay tuned for further information. I will from now on attempt to update the blog on a semi-daily basis to try to give you an insight in how it is to run ones' own record company.

May 25, 2005

Web finally up again

by admin — last modified May 25, 2005 12:00 AM

Web is now finally up again. The machine at my dayjob crashed, and I didn't get the restore before now. The webpages are now hosted at an ISP, so they will be more secure

May 11, 2005

Vocals on single in

by admin — last modified May 11, 2005 12:00 AM

Recorded vocals on the single "Take two and Call Me in the Morning" today.

Next up: Video :)

Apr 28, 2005

Website new look and feel

by admin — last modified Apr 28, 2005 12:00 AM

So, how do you like my new website? I'm pretty happy with it. There are some pages that are not as fleshed out as one would want, but it's coming.

Keep coming back for more :)

Apr 19, 2005

Details about Serendipity

by admin — last modified Apr 19, 2005 12:00 AM

Added some more background links for the album title. Check out the links and music pages.

Apr 18, 2005

Recording single, website up proper

by admin — last modified Apr 18, 2005 12:00 AM

We have decided to try to release a single before the summer holidays, and I'm currently doing the core programming while the producer takes a well-earned weeks holiday to warmer parts of the world.

Also managed to get the website up proper now, like it used to be.

Apr 10, 2005

Good ol' website up again

by admin — last modified Apr 10, 2005 12:00 AM

My experiments with different so-called CMS systems has finished. My home made PHP/XML/XSLT system appears to be much better after all. I will try to get up some pictures and stuff soon.

Feb 25, 2005

More album info

by admin — last modified Feb 25, 2005 12:00 AM

We're putting the last hand on the contracts now and will go into recording. Release date will be somewhat later than I first thought, most likely in the autumn. Definetly in 2005.

Feb 15, 2005

This has happened:

by admin — last modified Feb 15, 2005 12:00 AM

Sorry for the long delay. Since last, I have been in contact with a producer which I will continue working with.

It looks like there will be a record released in the spring/summer - I will be back with more info after the initial meetings.