Monday, August 20, 2012

Ghostwriting Groupie: Collaborative versus Co-dependent

Me and Enpde, well, there is something that I have noticed about us. We spend a lot of time connected and connecting. It seems sometimes like much more than other couples. Heck, even more than some BFFs talk to each other. So, I imagine sometimes behind (other people's) closed door the word "co-dependent" gets thrown around.

I prefer collaborative. And really, it's much more fitting in many ways. Dishes, laundry, dinner, audio mixing, video production and walking the dog...we each have our strengths and weakness there and try to accommodate each other accordingly.

I can live and function perfectly well without Enpde, but why would I want to?

Take the track "The Biggest Loser" It was born from a series of seemingly never-ending wrong number calls I was receiving. I played them for him one night while we were hanging out at Spaerderum Studios. He recorded them, equalized them, started working his magic with one particular section then voila! He played the final product. I suggested the title. Then, as totally a labor of love, something to cheer him up, I tinkered around and got the video together. Well, two videos together before he got home. I didn't have to do it. He never asked me to do it. I just wanted to do it. Sometimes, I know what the mood was that caused him to produce a certain piece. Sometimes, I very strongly have my own inspiration to a piece.

Honestly, if we could make all the money we needed from Spaerbedrum, it would be a dream. Him at his console and me plopped on the futon. It would be sweet. Super sweet. Not kidding.

So, go watch the video and help fuel our collaborative, codependent rock and roll fantasy ;)


I realize that this is not Thursday, and I said Thursdays. I got a job that has irregular (aka NOT 9 to 5) hours so I am way off schedule in everything.Especially the laundry

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Ghostwriting Groupie: Track One

Me and Enpde Christmas 2010
So, for the record I have just spent the last...I shouldn't even admit this...I have spent about the last four hours doing "band" stuff. The twitter, the Facebook, all the social media stuff. I enjoy it. Obviously. How else could I lose the last four hours? 

I guess it's true what they say about if you go to Sam Ash on your honeymoon, you'll be writing blog content on EDM before you know it. Or something like that...

(And yes, we really did spend time at a Sam Ash during our honeymoon.) 

He wants a blog I think mostly because the blog feeds into the Reverb and where ever the hell else I send it.  Plus, I have a had my own blogs and he is impressed that I can get a whopping twenty non-related people a day to read it. 

I don't really know what to write for him...I am not him. I can do a lot of little stuff. It's easy to impersonate someone in social media because it isn't as intimate as actual sentences and paragraphs. If he tweets or facebooks something irreverent, that's easy for me to imitate because I put up with his shit every damn day so yeah...I can handle it. I can't write about the production aspect (something he'd like to do). I can't with any authority write about any artist. Well, I could but some where around the post about the timeless power of "High Enough" you probably wonder if Enpde wasn't some sort of Milli Vanilli set up.

Besides, doing this gives me something to do when he is working on new material. I don't mind to hang out with him but he's not a very good conversationalist when he is working. I get bored. So, here it is the first post as the Ghostwriting Groupie. I am going to aim for once a week. Thursdays I guess since it is now Thursday. Lots of fun stuff I can cover. Oooh, this is gonna be more fun than I ever had carrying the bass into gigs in heels. Woohoo!

x<3x<3 GG