The Outlook… Adrian

So here is my take on what I hope 2013 holds in store…

Firstly our merry troupe of musicians is to be bolstered by the addition of two more! Something which will see the very much needed revival of our motivation and also a change in our dynamic; this will be a good year.

Expect to hear different voices not only on stage, but on this very platform as well; although I’m sure I can convince Carl to cameo.

Two things will happen this year come hell or high water; ‘The Enlightenment’ will be released, and ‘Good Night, Good Luck, Keep Watch’ will too. It’s about bloody time after all. With a bit of luck we will be gigging a lot more also.

More news to follow.

Keep your ear to the grindstone.

 

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So this is the New Year… – Adrian.

So things have been a little shaken up around these parts recently, a happy/sad dichotomy. Fear not though, for we remain!

However, it is with regret that I have to announce formally the departure of Carl from the physical Marry Another stable. Carl ranks amongst the greatest people that I know, and has been massively influential in the way that Marry Another has gone forward; both musically and schematically. Put short, we owe him a lot, and wish him the best of luck with his further ventures! Carl will remain the studio bassist with Marry Another; which, with him being near enough irreplaceable is a very good thing! Unfortunately it will not be in the near future that you see him rocking out with us on stage, but I’m not ruling it out entirely.

Two thousand and twelve has had its ups and downs, the good, the bad; all have had their impact on our ability to be a ‘band’. Personal loss has had its part to play in my particular case. But with the advent of a new year we have new hope, and as such should have some news line up wise in the coming weeks, hopefully leading to a renewed impetus.

Our album, ‘The Enlightenment’, should be finished within the next couple of months; with that in mind we would like to thank Tim at Voltage for his involvement, stellar chap that he is.

To summarise, one way or another, you will be seeing and hearing much more of us this year than last!

All the best.

Adrian and Marry Another.

A Practice Song – Carl.

So we had a lovely cold practice on Wednesday and we filmed some of it. This is one of the videos from that practice. The song is called Bad Book Bindings and it will be on our upcoming album. I really love this song. It’s a fun dancy type of song.

Hope you enjoy it too!

Under The Weather – Carl.

I have succumbed to the dreaded man flu. Typical really as I have 2 weeks off from work. There is an upside to this though. It means that the only energy I have is for updating digital things.

As such, I have created a reverbnation for my solo music [The Bastard Child] and cleaned up our last.fm and soundcloud pages. I also decided that I should make our debut EP available as a free digital download.

http://www.last.fm/music/Marry+Another/36+Guns,+No+Souls+%5BEP%5D – For the last.fm peeps.

 

http://soundcloud.com/marryanother/sets/36-guns-no-souls/ – For the Soundcloud peeps.

 

If you think that I should make it free elsewhere let me know.

 

If you want to send me lemsip or chocolate to help beat man flu that would be pretty darn nice of you!

Or just tell me a joke!

So I Recorded This Song… – Carl.

Following on from Adrians post. I wanted to fill you in on the recording process for this song. We wanted a specific sound for it. I hope that we got it.

The feel of the song we were going for was that of a campfire sing-a-long. We decided to record Adrian live with just 2 mics in the room aimed at him but not closely. We wanted to capture the rooms natural acoustic properties and not make it sound too polished. Basically, vocal and Continue reading

Ear candy right here. My music taste – Carl.

I have the internet again. So I might go a little post happy in the next few days/minutes.

I just wanted to share with you a mix I did on 8tracks. I really like 8tracks. It’s super fun to use and great for finding new music.

My mix is all instrumental music. I do listen to music with vocals as well, but I enjoy how I can get lost in the instrumental tracks.

I hope that you like the mix. If you have any mixes you have done then by all means drop a link in the comments section. I love discovering new music.

Oh yeah. Don’t worry Adrian. I know you are not into instrumentals, so you just keep out of this one yeah!

Who wants to see Adrian looking a little bit like a fool? – Carl.

OK internet people, here’s the thing. I have been slowly getting around to syncing up the audio/video for our homemade video for the song ‘Tonight We Are The World.’ I had all this extra footage that, well, made me laugh. So I did what anyone with spare time did. I cut the footage up and made a ‘behind the scenes’ type video. It made me laugh. I showed it to Ade, he also laughed, as did his dad. So now we have this video knocking about. If you want to see it let us know. I really want it uploaded, so even if it is just one comment saying yes, it will be loaded up! Your call internet.
To be fair to Ade, I have a video of me doing karaoke in Japan. I can load this up as well if it is requested. (don’t request it)

On the ‘Tonight’ video front, it’s almost done. Hopefully getting the final shots on Tuesday then just a case of editing and then it’s all sorted.

Your friendly neighbourhood bassist.

Carl.