August 26 - One Year Later - Not a Good Year!
One Year ago today, Sue Leonard and I travelled for over five hours, from Saskatoon, to Missinipe, in a Chevy Equinox, "loaded to the hilt" with recording equipment. Upon arriving at Missinipe, we loaded it all on a plane, unloaded it all 80km northeast of Missinipe, carried it over a portage, and canoed it to Forest House. Here, we recorded four songs in four days. We then packed everything up, packed/canoed/flew it all back to Missinipe, and hauled it all back to Saskatoon.
In my mind, the aforementioned was the hard part - the next part should have been easy - to mix and master our songs.
In the last year, our four little tracks have been in the hands of two engineers..... both have not been able to complete mixes on them...... one left due to family commitments..... the other, as a result of an almost terminal illness. Needless to say, we are very grateful both are now doing well. Sadly, Naomi's Wave has suffered.
One year later, I have this to report...... I have now appointed myself as engineer/producer/masterer for the Naomi Project...... this is my promise...... Four tracks recorded at Forest House, in honour of Naomi Grace Heffler will be mixed and completed this year!
I started today - It may take a little time, but, I have vowed this...... Only the "Grim Reaper" will keep me from completing our homage to Naomi, one AMAZING woman!