December 31, 2017
The Song That Traveled 1500 MILES! (Seattle to Los Angeles)
INTRODUCTION: "LIES" originated in Seattle in mid-July last year, traveled to Sacramento and sat for about three months, traveled to Humboldt County during Christmas weekend for a initial rough cut recording at Don's Neighbors Studio. Traveled back to Sacramento and made the destination to Los Angeles on December 30.
So...my journey is playing out like a real rock and roll story.
On the way to L.A. yesterday, my radiator hose on the car decided to break. It was really cold the previous night in Sac. It broke when I stopped at a gas station. Car did not overheat.
I was 175 miles south of Los Angeles.
Called AAA Southern California to tow the car (and me) to L.A. at the motel, rather than get towed back to Sacramento. I was DETERMINED to get that song recorded.
Hell or high water.
I called Geoff Davis of Orange Blossoms Recording Studio to let him know what happened.
Studio time ain't no joke.
Time is money, right?
Geoff worked with me on being available when I got to the motel and settled in. How about he even picked me up from the motel and dropped me off when the session was finished?
I'm telling you, I will give Geoff my recording business from here on out. I am SO pleased with his work and going beyond the call of duty. I gave him a tip as well. 😉
I did the song in one take because there was a LOT of anxiety going on.
It felt so good to get that anxiety OUT.
So this morning, I'm having my car towed in to get that hose fixed, courtesy of my ex, SWBI.
I decided to stay in L.A. today.
Once again, The Universe has some kind of plan for me. The cards are lining up, the right people are being put in place.
Too many coincidences are popping up and putting me through some kind of mental endurance test.
As for my car? I still love her. Yes, it's a she. She has taken me from one end of CA to the other. We have both been through a lot together. We are both in age. As long as she has breath and heart, we will BOTH keep going.
I'm writing this out in happy tears. What a way to end 2017. I hit the biggest MILESTONE of my life this year.
TO have a radio-ready song released on December 31, 2017.
Happy New Year, everyone. I'm gonna celebrate tonight in Los Angeles.
Here’s me and Geoff in the recording studio last night.
Reverb Nation: Dee Hemingway
The name of the song is "LIES."
Written by Christopher/Hemingway
Executive Producer: Dee Hemingway
Copyright 2017. All rights reserved.
It's a FREE DOWNLOAD, too.
***UPDATE*** January 10, 2018
My car is fixed, but was a little more than just the hoses. I'll be in the Poor House for a minute.
I'm taking Love Offerings/Donations. HA!
All Tune and Lube in LA HABRA, CA got my vehicle fixed. They are the ultimate in Customer Service. Ask for MO. I have several anxiety attacks with getting my car back on the road, and they really went out of their way to help me. Major shout-out to them. Their information is listed below.