Another Friday, another remote production.
Another Friday, another remote production.
I was way too optimistic about my schedule this week, so to compensate I had to go back to work tonight after the kids went to bed and record a video about one of our mixing consoles.
For the first time in a very long time I started writing a song today. Not an ambient chord progression experiment, not some synth fiddling, but an actual alternative rock song with soaring guitars, pounding drums and lyrics about heartbreak.
To be clear, nothing about it is done yet and long time (really long time) readers of the blog will know that the biggest hurdle for me is always the lyrics. My inability to write lyrics have resulted in a lot of thrown away melody lines and riffs, but this time I’ve got a very clear theme for the lyrics and a persona to write them from. I also have a basic melody, some guitar parts and the outline of an arrangement and instrumentation.
I guess this counts as my ”doing something fun at work” this week, since I worked from home today and the song writing happened when I was about to start working.
Today was in many ways the most average of average days at work. I did some administrative tasks, my weekly review, some scheduling for an upcoming course, some planning for stuff coming up later in the spring and held a short lecture.
After that I headed home and had an average afternoon with the kids and Linn.
Since nothing really stood out I also didn’t take any pictures today so I’m kind of bending my own rules today and I am posting a screen shot instead of a photo. Here’s my current home screen, something that I’m fiddling with quite a lot at the moment.
This weekend Linn’s parents and her grandma visited us. We had a good time and today they went home again. Also, Iris was at a birthday party for a friend and then all of us played out in the snow so there wasn’t really any time to take many pictures, so this photo of my Irish coffee will have to do. (Yes, that is indeed blue cream.)
Linn and I also finished the first (and so far only) season of You on Netflix.
Iris has made a dress out of Play-Doh for one of her Anna dolls, inspired by one of her favorite YouTube channels.
Both today and yesterday I managed to squeeze in some time to play guitar, something that I haven’t done properly in quite a while. Now my fingers hurt!
This is me wearing the headsets of two different intercom systems. I took the photo today while connecting the intercoms to our Dante system to enable communication via the intercoms between our tv studio and a remote location 30 km away. In the end it worked, but intercoms are terrible to work with.
There seems to be a common theme to a lot of these daily photos. Lots of tv after the kids been put to bed. On weeknights that’s pretty much all we have energy for and a good way to unwind.
Right now we’re watching You on Netflix. Decent get-out-of-your-own-head television.
Today I tried the SPL Transient Designer for real for the first time. We used it to get some extra punch in a snare drum and the result was very good.
I’m bringing my pedalboard to work tomorrow, so I made some substitutions of pedals to better suit the ambient/industrial/metal-thingy we’re doing. I replaced the Polytune and Echo Park with a Nano Muff and Heavy Metal.
Today we cleaned Christmas away, danced around the tree and tore down its decorations. Now the house feels slightly empty without all the Christmas stuff, but also clean in a nice relaxing way.
Iris has been telling us again and again that she really, really wants glasses for Christmas. (There’s nothing wrong with her eyesight.) Today my father and his wife came over for a late Christmas celebration and to her great joy, they did give her glasses. 🙂
Friday in Sweden means På spåret on tv.
My view for the evening, in my couch, wearing pajamas and talking to Linn about everything and anything. Lot’s of stuff to talk about tonight.
As good as old again.
This doesn’t seem entirely correct… (It says my work timer has been running for 48 years.)
26 day streak! 😊
Setting up a new computer.
A ten day streak is the best I’ve done in at least a year so I’m quite happy with myself.
Wow! The photo doesn’t quite make it justice, but the sunset is truly golden tonight.
Due to the heatwave Ebbe is having trouble falling asleep in his room, so instead I take him for a walk in the evening.
Making a mint julep outside.
Now I understand why there are only two gestures, one per ear, for AirPods. My mom, who bought these headphones, will never learn more than one or two of these. The rest will only be a potential mine field of accidental input.
En (väldigt) kort stund för mig själv medan Ebbe sover och Iris vilar.
Linn and me are on our first vacation without the kids since Ebbe was born. Yesterday we hung out with my brother and Sanne and today we’ll be staying at a hotel. Right now, Indian dinner in Mall of Scandinavia.
Exciting things coming up at work!
Happy and cool in his big sisters old clothes!
Preparing the console and a multitrack for my live sound lecture on Monday. Very impressed by the Yamaha QL1 console.
I’m trying to teach Iris to play Mario on the 3DS. The hardest thing seems to be to get her to accept that there are non-touch screens.
Time to paint the tv room. Iris is eager to help out!
Today we’re preparing for a remote production. The cameras and mics will be on location while the control room, video and audio mix etc. stays in-house.
Santa arrived early at work this year.
Art at Stockholm’s Metro Central
I’ve been at home with Ebbe for most of today and he’s been quite cranky so I haven’t had much time to think about today’s photo. Just as I was heading for bed I looked around and as I was about to give up I encountered a familiar shadow.
This photo seems like a good seasonal one, since the season is quite ambiguous here right now. The calendar says it’s fall but the sub-zero temperature and the frost and snow doesn’t seem to agree.
This is my liquid for the photo challenge. A plain and simple Coke as I’m sitting down behind the trusted old Yamaha 01V96 to mix a discussion panel on filmmaking. Good stuff!