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Wednesday update 

Busy week at work this week, but I'm still managing to get some music work done. Now I've got my guitars tracked I'm going to pick the best takes and have it all ready for when I record with Elias. So far, so good.

God Bless and Rock On!
Vaughan

I finally tracked more guitar! 

I got a chance this afternoon to track some more guitar on my project. I recorded two songs, "Calm In The Storm" and "Warriors Of The Cross". I now have Tim's drums, Matt's bass and my rhythm guitar tracked. With that lineup, it's no surprise it reminds me of early Grave Forsaken material!

God Bless and Rock On!
Vaughan

Busy time of year! 

In my particular line of work, things start getting really busy between now and Christmas. It makes it quite tricky to focus on anything much outside of work and family. I'm organising a recording session for Elias to track some guitar on my solo project, which hopefully we can happen soon. Like I mentioned a few days back, I'm going to be having a pause in my daily updates during December and January. I know from experience it's hard to get much music related work done in those months. I hope you had a great weekend and I'll check in again tomorrow.

God Bless and Rock On!
Vaughan

Malcolm Young was a true inspiration 

As a young boy and then teenager I lived in the suburb of East Fremantle. I went to John Curtin Senior High School, the same school attended by Bon Scott a few decades earlier. Fremantle cemetery, the site of Bon's grave, is very close to where I grew up. As a child, and to this day, I regularly go past the corner of the cemetery where his grave is located. My childhood house was just a short walk from Canning Highway, or the "Highway to Hell" as it was called by the regulars at the Raffles hotel. Bon was one of those regulars. Growing up in this environment, AC/DC were a part of the fabric of my childhood. The Bon Scott connection with my local neighbourhood was strong. You couldn't help but be an AC/DC fan. AC/DC were one of the first bands I ever heard of. I can remember hanging out with friends in the 1980s, walking to the local shops. On every street on a summer afternoon you would hear someone playing an AC/DC album at full volume. It was normally a Bon album, but "Back In Black" was popular as well. Heck, I even used to hear "Fly On The Wall" booming from various front yards.

I give this background to highlight the significance of AC/DC in my own musical journey. The fact I went to the same school as Bon Scott once did gave me a sense that I could be a singer and play in a band. At lunchtimes we used to marvel at the thought of Bon sitting in those same hot classrooms that we did, no doubt giving his teachers some grief. It was inspiring for a young teenager to tread the same ground. This story has mainly been about Bon, but we all know there could be no AC/DC without Malcolm Young. He was the driving force behind the band. I took inspiration from his guitar playing, the fully locked in rhythmic brilliance he always displayed. As I grew up I discovered other bands but AC/DC were never far from my playlist. I bought every album, I went to every Perth show when they toured. Put simply, the riffing and writing of Malcolm Young has had a huge influence on me and I was saddened to hear of his passing last night. Although my own band sounds nothing like AC/DC, they were there at the beginning of my musical journey and I probably listen to them more now than any other band. My music tended in a heavier direction, but AC/DC and Malcolm Young laid the foundation. That is undeniable.

Rest In Peace Malcolm and thanks for the legacy you left.

Tracking some more guitar 

I've had an unexpectedly hectic couple of days so I haven't made as much progress as I'd hoped. I have some errands to run today but I'm hoping to get some guitar parts tracked this afternoon. We are going on holdiays just after Christmas, so I'm hoping to have all my guitar and vocals tracked by then. Then I can take the laptop on holiday and work on the album in the evenings. I find I get a lot done in those situations. Have a great day and I'll check in again tomorrow.

God Bless and Rock On!
Vaughan

Wednesday update 

Tonight I plan to continue with my solo project. I've got plenty to work on, so I'll just get through what I can once the kids are asleep. I might even try and record some riffs for the next two songs.

God Bless and Rock On!
Vaughan

Tuesday update 

I'm just sitting out in my music room at the moment working through some material for my solo project. Today I'm mainly working through various guitar takes that I've recently recorded. This step is relatively slow but I'll get there eventually! I hope you're all having a great day and I'll check in again tomorrow.

God Bless and Rock On!
Vaughan

Solo work 

I plan to do some more work on my solo project tonight. I have two tracks left to play guitar on plus I need to sort through the various takes I recorded over the weekend. There's quite a bit of material to sort through. Once I have drums, bass and my guitar all finalised, I'm going to start recording my vocals. Like I've been saying, it is a case of slowly does it on this project. The beauty of recording at home is I can do a little bit each day, rather than booking a studio session then needing to get a certain amount done in a window of time.

God Bless and Rock On!
Vaughan

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