Saturday, January 7, 2012

Back in the Recording Studio At Last

I have wanted to start a new CD for some time and today it's finally happening. I have four projects in mind, actually; we laid down the tracks for the first of the four today. The hard work is ahead of course--editing, writing the jacket material, getting the jacket designed, etc. But it's started and that's sometimes the biggest hurdle.

Today's recording was of my family stories. I've told all of them here and there over the past few years and it dawned on me that I had enough of them for a CD. The other projects I want to do are a recording of Appalachian children's stories, a second ghost stories CD, a CD of tall tales and one of world folktales. Hmmm, I guess that's five in all, isn't it?

Right now my goal is to get the stories recorded; then we can work through them and get them ready to publish when the time and money are right. My guy I work with is moving and I want to do as much as possible before he leaves for the West coast. I will surely miss him; he does excellent work and he's a great person too.

It felt good to get started. It will feel even better to see the finished product.

7 comments:

momalizzie said...

I can't wait!!! How long does all of this take? I'm so excited there's going to be another Granny Sue CD on my shelf!!!

Granny Sue said...

I hope to get one of these completed this spring, possibly 2, Liz. The others will be done as time and money permit. The family one should be done this spring though. I think you'll like it :)

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

You've changed the look of your blog. Very warm and personable. Is your plan (as you finish each CD - and great that you have got your work started) to sell them through your blog as well?

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Looking forward to the new CD already, Sue.

Granny Sue said...

Joy, yes--I will sell my CDs here as I do the the others. They're listed on the right top of my blog. They will also be available on CD Baby and Amazon.com, although it takes a little while for them to show up on Amazon.

I hope you like this one, John. It's stories about Mom and Dad and growing up.

Ronda said...

An old friend who is also my sister-in-law is a storyteller who recently recorded a CD. She likes the recording studio at Massieville, near Chillicothe, Ohio. She used their facilities in late fall and was intrigued with the state of the art editing capability, the helpfulness of staff, and the ability to add sound effects. She has also done CD cover photography. I'm encouraging her to participate in the various storytelling venues.

Granny Sue said...

That's good to know, Ronda. I'm going to need some new places to go for this. Please tell your sister-in-law to get in touch :) I would love to talk storytelling with her.

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