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We have our first gig in four years coming up on Saturday August 4th 2018. The venue is Swan Basement in North Fremantle. Doors open at 8pm and entry is $5. We will be joined by The Underdogs, Dying Degree and Tumultum. It promises to be great night and we would love to see all you Perth locals at the show!

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Got quite a bit done today 

We had a day at home today. My boys spent a long time in our backyard pool, so I sat down on my laptop and edited some tracks while they were swimming. I managed to work through quite a few tracks, picking the best takes that have been recorded. I continue t enjoy the process of working on this album.

God Bless and Rock On!
Vaughan

Working on "Win The Day" 

Today I've been editing the track "Win The Day". I have a few different bass takes that Matt did and I'm trying to work out the best one for the recording. I think I've settled on the one I'll use. Depending how far I get with this song, I might get a chance to work on another song later today. 

God Bless and Rock On!
Vaughan

Tidying up takes 

The next week or so will be dedicated to consolidating what I've recorded so far. I still have a number of songs where there are multiple takes to sort through. It is quite daunting as a whole project, but I plan to break it down into small bits, one riff at a time! Once the kids get off to bed, I plan to spend a bit of time working on it. It will definitely need to be a case a steady does it.

God Bless and Rock On!
Vaughan

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

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