I think you're right, i'm not worried at all, even if i did in fact get H1N1. I feel a bit dizzy from time to time and cough a lot, but that's basically it, my body temperature is still normal. Maybe it progressed a bit fast - yesterday i coughed only a few times in the evening and today i'm coughing almost all the time. It doesn't go usually so fast. But fuck it, i'll be alright, unlike many people who got the shot. Not all of them got sick with H1N1, but in a day or two after the shot they got sick by many diseases (a man who gives the vaccine shots in the lab told my mother about that) and other side effects. Maybe it weakens your immune system? I'm not sure about all the side effects of the vaccine they have in my country, but this seems to be one of them. Also, it causes disorders in behaviour, apparently there were many cases of that.
I think that people are overreacting about this ehole swine flu thing. Sure, people die because of it, but they die because of the complications that may occure - people can get pneumonia because their immune system has been weakened by the H1N1 virus, and they can die because of pneumonia (that was the case with Slovenia's first victim of H1N1).
edit: Actually i just found out that the first victim of H1N1 in my country had terminal cancer (final stage), then got H1N1 and later also pneumonia. And the ultra-clever doctors determined H1N1 was THE cause of her death. WTF? It's like i would shoot an ostrich and a vet would found out that just half a second before the bullet hit him he died because of bird flu. People don't die from the disease itself, but rather because of complications that can occur (if they get another dangerous disease at the same time because of their weakened immune system).
This swine-flu bullshit is just the doctors and pharmaceutical companies exaggerating to earn as much money as possible from the naive people who would buy the vaccine.
Ok, i'll have a bit more time on my hands after this week, and we won't be focusing on practising the songs until the 3 songs (which you have been waiting for so long) are finished...
P.S.: The celebration of my birthday (not the real party, that'll come later , it was just a small celebration) succeeded 100%. I was so fucking hammered i can't even tell when i came home, and when i woke up the next day i was still drunk (that drunkness passed after 3-4 hours), the hangover came only later and it wasn't that bad
Oh, and i'm getting shitloads of ideas for new songs all of a sudden (i wasn't working on new songs for about 2 months), both punk and grunge. Yesterday i came up with a new riff that sound very badass, it has that dirty, grungy sound, sounds just like it would be recorded in Seattle during the early ninties. It's so fucking simple to play, but it sounds great. Now i just have to put a lot of work into these new ideas, so they could stand up to the songs that are already finished. If the reception would be as good as it was for Semper Fi then that would be excellent, and that song seems to be a fan favorite, it would be an awesome single (although it doesn't sound like anything mainstream)
That's cool! It would be cool if you had some material done until December since you are likely to get voted Artist of the Month
I think that releasing material by December could happen - we must work really hard for that, but since we've already recorded 50% of vocalls (if you look all 3 songs together - Semper Fi is almost finished, Struggle is more than half finished) and we'll have a bit more time next week it might be possible. But after we record everything there would still be a shitload amount of work for me to do, mix vocals properly and all... Probably early to middle december (we don't plan to release all 3 songs at the same time, and the best will be saved for last ) release would be a fair guess.
Hey, i noticed that, was nice to see the results. I don't know who voted, but thanks to all 3 of them
Aw fuck, somehow i managed to delete my post
Anyway, i thought we would record vocals tomorrow, but that plan fell into water, Igor is busy. Oh well, next week then i guess...
Maybe my idea of becoming a mastering engineer wasn't such a bad one. I just got a call from a friend, who plays in our fellow band (and is probably going to participate in a side-project band with me) if i could master the songs they recorded (demo songs like ours), since they're all fans of my masters. This'll be a good practice for me.
Although i probably won't end as major label's top choice mastering engineer, my masters tend to be quieter than it's normal for today (but with good dynamic range)
Yeah, but I told you all this before
As with everything else in life, you need to work for it, so start with baby steps
This was a good news for me, as it prooved that i did a good job with our songs, i did master them properly and payed attention to the little details, which made the songs sound excellent, perhaps even better. My goal was to create the feeling that when you listen to the songs you actually feel like you're listening to the band that plays live in front of you, and that's why dynamics of the song are so important, the music feels more lively, and the louder you turn your volume knob the better it sounds. You can feel the energy that's supposed to be felt, but is absent from the music if you compress it too much. And the second goal was to make the songs sound as clear as possible without the feel of being overproduced and too polished. I accomplished that too, i added a bit of reverb (i added reverb to the vocals separately, before the final mastering stage), a bit more low frequencies, and the sound is fantastic. But these are basically all effects i used, i didn't want to overdo anything.
If others like it (they actually LOVE our sound), then i did it right
Heh, the loudness thing seems to recently happen to me, too. Some songs off my fifth album and most on the sixth album need a wide dynamic range so they had to be a bit quieter but they rock with the volume knob turned up.