Sunday, 12 August 2007


The recording studio went great! We talked for ages and he listened to my voice, which he liked, (a lot, apparently).
He let me see the magic of recording studios by playing me a 'Before and after' of a song. It was awful to begin with, but then he worked his magic and then the song was great. This wasn't me singing by the way. It was someone else's song.  Did you know that in a studio, all you have to do is sing a song, and then by a flick of a button, this machine adds male/female harmonies?! How cool is that?! It sounded just like a group of people had recorded with us. I was amazed, but insisted that I wanna do my own! 
He was going to write a song for me to record as my main song, but after he heard my own song, he became dedicated to getting a full band together, re-recording the backing track with his musician friends and letting me use my OWN song as my main sound 'cos he loved it. How cool is that?!
Now I just need to figure out a name for the album. I'm thinking something strange maybe...strange but down to earth?
I never expected that I'd be singing my own song on my own album. He believes that I'll do well if I send the CD off to various labels, so that's what I'm aiming for. Recording doesn't start until mid September so I'll keep you posted. Woo, I'm so excited!
Last night, like an idiot, I deleted EVERY text message from my phone. I'd been saving some  of those messages since 2001!!!
I've lost numbers too, not to mention all the texts I'd saved from my December auditions last year, plus tons more. Grrrrrrrrrrrr!!
The price you pay for being sentimental!! lol!
I just wanna give a wave to Donna's Auntie, who I know reads my journal. Thank you hun, and I hope all's going well for you! *hugs*
Hope you're all ok


sugarsweet056 said...

Good luck my friend!!!!!

ukgal36 said...

hi baby..that's terrific news..i'm stoked! for the album ?? ...will have to think on that one...
Love ya

mansnott said...

AW Stevie I'm really pleased it went well for you and for you to be able to sing your own songs even better. I can't wait to hear the cd when its done your voice is just fantastic. Take care lv Gazxxx

seraphoflove9001 said...

Stevie....I'm so happy for you! :o) Many hugs to you hon!

rdautumnsage said...

Wonderful news. I imagine the recording companies will be even more interested with it being your own song, something they had not previously heard. As for a name? Perhaps put a few versions up here and we can take a vote or see what you have in mind to play off of to help you. (Hugs) Indigo

nightmaremom said...

Babes........ I am so thrilled for you... but you know I never doubted for a minute.  I've told you from the beginning you'll be a star... and not just in JLand.
Looking forward to hearing all about things.....    name of the album...  ya could use a theme along the lines of the songs on it....  let us know what you come up with.. besides I'll have to know so I can find it :)  :::grin::: thanks for saying hi to my Aunt
love ya

jeadie05 said...

Oh the really bestest of luck with this Jan xx

gazker said...

Guess ya might be waving the chimneys good bye if you become a star huh? I will give you a wave as I go past again tomorrow!
Gaz ;-)

lisa41076 said...

Stevie, glad everything went ok at the recording studio, Hugs Lisa

edwardssoapy said...

Hey Stevie!

I wish you the best of luck in your recording career!  I should think the record companies will be all the more interested because it's your own tune.  I prefer original material myself.  There are so many cover versions around these days, it gets on my nerves.  I don't know about you.

Now, what could we call your album?  I agree with Donna on that.  Maybe you should consider a name that fits with the songs on the CD?  Or name the album after a track that stands out on the CD?  Keep us updated in J-Land.

All the best mate.

Leigh :o)"

cgtperkins said...

Didnt know you had started this journal.........I was wondering for months how you are. Evensent yuou a couple of emails. Oh well, its good to see you are doing well!!

eml625 said...

Congrats baby. You have that star quality. I know you will go far.

heavenlybama said...

Woohoo Ste!  That is wonderful!  How much memory do you have in your phone to hold 6 yrs. of text messages?  LOL

luddie343 said...

Hey old chum, I'm just catching up here, and this is great news!  I've seen your Mom's J as well, besides singing so sweetly she's quite the poet, glad she has her own J.  Give me a little time to catch up on all you've been doing! XOXO CATHY  

luddie343 said...

Aren't recording studios amazing?!?  I definitely agree you should use your own voice to multi-track your harmonies.  Overdub a nice mix there.  And he wants to use your own material?  Great!  But I'm not surprised.  As for those text "losses" sometimes life forces us to eject things we won't be using anyway lol I know from bitter experience.  Decades of cards and letters I can't seem to throw out, finally found their own way to the garbage.  Sentimental no kidding.  Keep things rolling nicely, Ste, I'm really happy for you!!!  XOXO CATHY          

emabecmar said...

I can see it now, me saying hey I knew Stevie when.............your gonna go right up the line sweety. Famous I say. (((((((((hugs))))))))))
Love ya,
Cindy xoxoxxo