She Has Arrived (2020 Version)
I think I need to take a day off. My ears are turning to mush. I really struggled mixing this and I can’t even tell if it’s worth keeping or not.
This song was written during my first attempt at doing anything in GarageBand. Prior August of 2011 I was 100% a physical tape guy. I had an ADAT, a couple of outboard effects, a 16 channel board to run through, and a drum machine. Then I bought a MacBook Pro and a very cheap little USB piano keyboard and I started figuring things out. The first thing I did was a little 3/4 waltzy thing with lyrics about the imminent arrival of Hurricane Irene. Why do I spend so much time writing about hurricanes?
Quickly the one song turned into four. One anticipating the hurricane, one (this one) announcing it’s arrival, one stating it was a letdown, and one that was just a jam I threw together in about 15 minutes to impress my step kids (they were impressed then… they aren’t anymore).
This song has had some really serious changes since then. I added a pointless intro, scrapped the middle eight entirely, rearranged the second chorus, and added a guitar solo.
I just wish I could get a better sounding mix. I think, at least. Like I said, my ears are mush right now. Maybe I will take a day off.
All of the guitar parts are a Gibson ES-335 Pro into a Klon KTR overdrive pedal and a Malaise Forever Black Lives Matter overdrive pedal, then into an ABY switch and two amplifiers, a Fender Bassbreaker 15 and a Vox AC15.
storm has come to take us away
ride it out or be blown away
she’s coming now
she’s coming now
she has arrived
she’s here now