It is crazy how much a jingle writers world can fall apart when their iMac fails. Especially when nothing is backed up! Seriously, the question of did you back it all up. No I did not. Why? Because I just think my external hard drive could pack up if its all on there… The time it takes to save something in two places… who else does it? My external hard-drive, a beautiful orange LaCie, makes such a buzz when plugged in I have to take it out every time I record any vocals or the whole tracks buzzes.
So there’s good news (my favourite) and bad news. The cable came to try and turn my dead iMac into an external hard drive but it wasn’t recognised by my 2009 MacBook Pro. So this led me to wipe the whole PC and try the re-installation of the Sierra software for the 4th time… with an empty hard drive. This time it worked. I’ve lost my whole 7 track album, my tax chart (which everything is in my emails I just need to link it all together again), my wedding savings and spending chart… and all the logic files from the past year, and photos of my beautiful nephews and holidays. April 2017 I backed it all up. So I’ll live my life knowing a year is now missing. But will I make that mistake again? No I will not. Will I look at those files anyway? Probably not.
I spent so many frustrating hours writing a jingle for a toy commercial, on my 9 year old MacBook Pro. She held out well bless her and I don’t know what I would have done without her. I also tried to save an order on Fiverr… which didn’t work but they were so understanding and still paid me for the time I spent doing their track which just didn’t work on the MacBook Pro because Logic Pro 9 just isn’t as great as Logic Pro X. Jeezzz, can’t you tell the difference in versions. It is unbelievable.
So anyway this evening I had someone come to me asking for 15 tracks. This has most certainly lifted my spirits as I re-write my whole tax year for the year whilst saving all evidence in folders. I can’t believe it. I raise a glass to you all and I do hope that your next week will be better than my week this week… at the end of the day, however much we love our careers, our family and partners make life a better place in bad times.
I just remembered… one of my album tracks… it was the most amazing thing id ever written and it’s gone 😥