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Monday, December 19, 2016

Howdy All...

Couple quick FP Updates:

1) "Getting Away" is inching closer towards completion. I was hoping to have this song wrapped up eons ago but life+work(+sleep?) has slowed things down along the way. Plus I decided to re-sing the Verses (sounding good now) and I am likely going to re-sing the Chorus vocals as well (just to see if I can capture a better vibe). On a positive note I've officially started this song's mixdown with all of the other elements. So there's that. The plan is to release this one soon as a standalone (although it will be included as part of an album as well) as a holdover until we crank out a full album. :-)

FP - 'Getting Away' (Full Mixdown Begins)

2) And speaking of a full-album, we just wrapped up another full-band rough draft for a new song, which brings the tally up to five new songs that we'll start rehearsing and recording soon. The plan is to attack all five of these new songs simultaneously, then remix and master our first three songs (to bring them sonically up to par with our new stuff), and then release a full-length 10-song album. And if we're doing the math right, that'll give us a solid 45 minutes worth of original material for playing smaller shows to get our feet wet out-and-about in the wild. Plus we have also toyed with the idea of doing a couple obscure covers for live performances just to round things out to a full hour if needed. Fun stuff.

FP - 'The Life and Times of Jack Henry' (Full-Band Rough Draft)

So there's the latest. Slow and Steady wins the race as they say. Especially when going the DIY route with jobs, families, etc.  Loving it along the way though! And keeping it real...

Will be in touch...

~ Todd

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Howdy Race Fans...

We're still busy in our FP Cave working out fresh new tunes for the masses. Probably one or two songs left for us to sort out and finish in pre-production and then we'll start recording all of the new songs collectively. No promises on release dates. We do have one song 'Getting Away' that we're nibbling away at as far as the tracking goes and then I'll go ahead and mix it and get it mastered and then we'll release ahead of the remaining songs we're working on. Thankfully (in a way) I've had a temporary lull in freelance work and so the schedule has been a bit better for getting FP stuff worked on. There's an old phrase that says "the cobbler's children have no shoes..." and historically that seems to be the case with FP's music. Sigh. So it's been a breath of fresh air having some brain/time/creativity in the gas tank for FP. Thankfully the guys in the band are all patient.  :-)

A few items of Blogger maintenance: We've added an FP Instagram Feed on our main page here to offer more frequent content. Pics are always a welcome addition to any news feed yes? BTW those Instagram pics automatically post to our FP FaceBook Page, our Twitter feed, and our Flickr stream in case anyone would rather keep an eye on those social sites. I also changed our main FP logo header pic so it won't look grainy on some browsers. And I updated our sidebar SoundCloud player so that it works as it should again. Apparently SoundCloud changed some of the coding in their players and our previous player went out of date. So I got the proverbial weeds pulled out of the garden and planted a new flower bed as well. Lovely. If anyone drives by and notices something askew please send us a PM in the comments links and we'll do a better job of taking care of things. Honestly this blog serves as a 'summer home' as it were and we don't check in on it as much as we should. The place can get shabby quick.

So that's all for now. Need to head back to the cave and get some more work done...

Thanks for stopping by...

~ Todd