Future Fiction track #5 – ‘Blue’

Howdy,Howdy folks,

here is the fifth (and last) track from Future Fiction’s forthcoming album ‘Looking For A Broken Dream’.

This track, ‘Blue’ was taken into the studio as  ‘possible’ but in the end the drum track was done in one take and so beat the time constraints we were working under. It’s a nice contrast to the other tracks, having a slightly softer feel. Those of us old enough to remember 10cc may understand one slight problem we had – to not make the track sound like 10cc’s ‘I Don’t Like Cricket’!

White men playing reggae styles is always slightly dodgy in my book and I’m glad in the end we ditched that original rhythm and went for a slightly rockier sound.

Hope you like it!

(Slight technical hitch this morning – if there’s no video below, click the link here)

The sad news is that this will be my last post featuring music from Future Fiction as I don’t think we’ll all be working together again. It would be unprofessional of me to go into details here but if any of my readers are musicians themselves I’m sure they can imagine some of the possible scenarios that have made my working with the band again highly doubtful.

That said, I enjoyed working on the songs, which I think show a lot of promise and I wish the guys all the best in the Future.

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An interesting rehearsal last night with the mighty FO2! We had the pleasure of welcoming Zoe Croune, our new Publicist and Manager along and there are exciting times ahead I’m sure.

On the way back Elsie and I were reflecting on how music can throw you surprises. Namely, how come we made mistakes on material that we know so well? Or, more to the point, how come those mistakes are seldom at the points you would expect?

For some reason it wasn’t the ‘difficult’ sections that caught us out, but the parts we would, ordinarily have said we ‘knew’!

Hey ho. You know, to be a musician you certainly need a lot of resilience for days like these. As in most walks of life when things change or you don’t perform the way you’d like, you’ve just got to pick yourself up and keep going. Find some way to re-invigorate your self-belief!

Anyways, Zoe was partly along to finalise arrangements for our gig at The Railway in Winchester on Wednesday 17th which we’re all greatly looking forward to.

Last piece of prep for that will be a day at Pease Pottage Rehearsal Studios where we’ll set up as for a live performance. It is very different to our usual rehearsal set up – for example, in Ben’s studio I spend the whole time facing him across the cymbals and keyboard rig. That’s great for communication. But live, Ben plays way over to my right hand side, so it’s good to make sure we are all picking up the cues and prompts in the ‘stage’ set up.

Well, that’s about all for this week. Who knows, may have some live pics or sound from the reharsal or feedback from the gig!

‘Til next time,

Seex

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About Stuart Dyer

Stuart Dyer, Christian Writer and Musician living in West Sussex, England. Works in the hope of producing the worthy novel or solo; giggles at Oliver Hardy, Peter Sellers and Spike Jones; admires Hudson Taylor, Dickens, Salinger, Bill Bailey and Neil Peart; listens from Wagner to Miles with lots of stops in between; dances to motown and aims to achieve balance in all things.
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