It’s official. I shall be recording my first full length worship album. Do I really understand what I’m getting myself into? Absolutely… not. I do but I’m not really knowing what to expect as it gets closer.
I had a very intense meeting with the worship team last night after the service. That’s twelve people including myself that met to talk about our ideas for the worship service. It sounds like we’re all very excited about what’s to come but the burden mostly lies on my shoulders because of my ambition. I hope that I don’t go crazy making this sound absolutely, insanely wonderful. I need to get some help in recording because there’s so much that I’ll have to do.
I also talked to the church’s engineer Les Kahn, who won a Grammy for Paul Winter’s Spanish Angel album which was recorded in 1992. He’s very willing to help me get what I need from this recording but he also talked my ambition down to a real goal. His suggestion, very well noted I might say, was to keep everything down to 24 tracks. I originally thought, “heck, as many as I can get my hands on…” but the reality is I don’t have 3 months to mix and perfect this project. Being that it’ll be a live album, I won’t need to make it tip top perfection etc, etc. But I’m very much looking forward to what’s ahead. I, Micah, will be producing and engineering a whole album and I’m still just a student. Who could ask for more?!! lol
And you know what? This is really something that might change me in one way or another. For a little while now, I’ve thought about what would happen when I met an old friend from high school or run into someone I hadn’t seen in a while. What would I have to mention to these people normally? Nothing too special. But by the end of the semester, I’ll hopefully be able to say “I’m proud to say I have produced and engineered my own CD”. Who at the age of 23 can say something like that? I’d imagine a very small majority.
So for a guy that’s so busy, what do I do on MWFSat and Sun during my free time? Absolutely nothing usually. I’ll occasionally work on my church’s website, my personal website, i’ll look for deals online. But I love being able to relax. Soon these days will be over so I need to take advantage of my time.
I saw Donnie Darko tonight. What a strange, deep movie.