What's going on with Maynard's Groovy Bible Tunes, from day to day...
I've got three new songs on the go. Two are about treasure - it's the theme of HotShots Summer Club 2009. Another is a Bible song, based on Psalm 19.
I'm still working on the songs we recorded with the kids a few weeks ago - working on some new mixing techniques, so that's slowing me up. Also - work is MAD (great, but MAD) - so that stops me doing Maynards' stuff.
Watch this space...
I'm recording today - with some children from our Church groups. We're going to sing some of the new songs, and see how far we get!
I'm moving my computer and lots of gear into the church. I've got a plan for how to set it up, but since this is the first time I've done this, I expect it'll change as we go along. It should be great fun - I know the kids are looking forward to it. I just hope they can cope with doing a few 'takes'.
We've got two hours, but I don't know whether that'll mean one song or ten. I'm not expecting it to be easy - but on the other hand, I do know that the real hard work will be mixing the results later on. That will take hours. Still - I've been quite pleased with the recent results I've had with recording, so I'm very hopeful to get some great stuff out of this.
The aim is to get a new CD out soon - a commercially printed & packaged CD... We'll see.
Yesterday and Today I discovered and (hopefully) fixed a number of serious glitches on the website.
It's a different player from the one I now use on the jukebox, and it didn't like the changes. I've fixed that, so now you can listen to a song when browsing the Store.
This surprised me: and flumoxed me for a moment - what had I done wrong with the code?!! Why wasn't it playing? Then suddenly something played after a pause of 20 odd seconds. Weird.
What was happening was that flowplayer (the media player) was still loading the previous song's file in the background, even when a new song had been chosen. If you clicked a few songs in order, I think it probably loaded every one into its buffer, before eventually playing the last one you stopped on - hence the long silent pause.
Fortunately the flowplayer command $f().close() stops this buffering happening, so now that's fixed.
... and no-one told me. I suppose I should have noticed. That's fixed too.
If you happen to spot something wrong, or something doesn't work for you - PLEASE TELL ME!!!
I've had a little go at the Jukebox's design today.
My main aim was to put the song buttons in a scrolling area, because with 50+ songs, the list had become a bit too big.
I think they're quite nice, do you?
I've re-recorded "God can do", aka "Immeasura-bubbly".
It's one of my favourites, and had the oldest recording - from a live recording at a holiday club. I'm gradually re-doing the oldest recordings, so it was next in line. I'm quite pleased with the result, but I'm not entirely sure its better than the old one...
The song is based on Ephesians 3:20-21, and 3:14-19 just before it. The kids love it, I guess because it's easy to remember and sing, and the actions are fun.
It's on the jukebox: Immeasura-bubbly