I added some hand claps to this. Fast forward a couple of instruments, I recorded a percussive sounding bass in order to offset the rhythm. The result was a laid back rhythm that gave a rhythmic back bone to the song:
Just as an extra sneak peak, here's what it sounds like with guitar, piano and 'cello parts:
EU: in or out?
There's an important day around the corner. On Thursday, 23rd June, the good citizens of Britain will decide if it wants to stay in the European Union or go it alone. I've found the lack of impartial information sparse at best, and less so with regards to how it will affect me personally and in my work.
The reason for this is that it has never happened before. No one can say for certain how things would be if we left the EU as no country has ever left. On the flip side, no one can say how our membership will be affected by staying in, given that a vote to stay in will probably be seen as approval of every penny being sent to Brussels, when in fact most of us don't know how much is spent on membership and what the club benefits are.
So I'm conflicted. The TV series I work on was made possible in part by access to a European fund. Would the TV industry in the UK be as healthy (or healthier) out of the EU?
One thing I am certain of is that this will be a vote of emotion. The people I have spoken to are divided between those (like me) who have more questions than answers, and those who feel strongly about one or the other regardless of the facts and figures. I'm guessing those people will be more likely to vote.
I'm interested to here what you think. Do leave a comment here or on FaceTwit and let's have a conversation. If the media wants to report the personality battles going on then fine, let's figure it out on our own.
All the best
I had the pleasure of having a drink with Keith Hopwood recently, ex-Herman's Hermits and composer of several kids animations including the BFG, The Wind in the Willows and Bob the Builder.
Amongst the stories he shared, he mentioned that he was about to re-released the original soundtrack from the 1989 BFG film, a mix of synthesisers for some scenes and full orchestra for the action sequences.
If you have a twinge of nostalgia for the original animated film (with David Jason as the BFG), you can now buy the soundtrack from his website (link below), and from most download stores.
BFG soundtrack at Pluto Music
Happy Friday. May they be full of snozzcumbers.
Posts by Gareth Davies.