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

We are still alive! – Carl.

Things might appear a little barren around these here internet parts lately. Do not fret though. We are still very much going. It’s hard to describe what we are at the moment. It’s not a break, its a pause due to outside influences. If that sounds too cryptic I shall put it another way.
Adrian is in the Isle of Man doing some teacher stuff. So its a bit hard to function without our singer/guitarist. We don’t lend ourselves to 20 minute instrumental songs really.
That being said, if you do live on the Isle of Man, keep your eyes and ears peeled for Adrian doing some solo stuff over there. He has his guitar!
When I have enough money (curse you Christmas shopping) myself and Whisky will head into the studio to finish our parts for our debut album.
Anyhow, that’s all for now.

Peace, love and unity. X

@chappers_ma

Outside of band stuff – Carl.

So as you may have gathered from our other posts. I (Carl) enjoy a spot of photography. With that in mind I decided to take a picture a day. For one whole year. This year as it happens. A leap year. I am posting them up on my personal WordPress page. http://thebastardtalks.wordpress.com/ with a little story to go along with each picture.
I am enjoying it so far. This first month is on my little digital compact camera. The rest of the months will be film, so there will be a delay. I will keep some of Januarys pictures back to help fill the gap that will be Feb. I am not looking forward to my medium format camera months. Especially the box camera one. They will be expensive months! So far I have a camera a month, for 10 of the 12 months. So I think by the time its finished, I will have bought another 2 cameras minimum!

Anyway. If this is something that interests you then feel free to follow my personal WordPress or follow me on Twitter. @Chappers_ma where I will tweet everytime I post a new photo. Or just follow the band Twitter and every now and then I will tweet about it on there.

I hope you will enjoy my year of pictures and understand my reasons for not posting daily!

Much love. Carlos.

Productive Day III – Carl.

Yesterday myself and Adrian met up to talk over some important album/artwork related stuff. The plan was to meet at the studio, but as it was such a nice day out [A rarity in the UK] I thought I’d ask if Ade would like to come meet me at the pub where I worked at to talk in the Sun over a pint.

We drew up a provisional track order for the album which we are very happy with. Then discussed what would be going in the inlay and how many pages and such. Important things to Continue reading

My beautiful City – Carl.

One of my favourite cities in the UK also happens to be the city that is closest to me and I have lived in. Now, before you start to think that the reason for this is because I haven’t spent much time in other cities, I will mention the fact that I had a 2 year relationship with a girl who lived in Newcastle and I often pop over to Leeds and Sheffield. I just really love what Manchester has to offer. Continue reading