Tomas Heed

Writer • Musician • Entrepreneur

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Rexius Records Recording

I’ve just returned from my first recording of my first song ever. That’s a Rexius Records Recording from their music studio in Gårda, Göteborg. It was a day full of inspiration, lessons learned and coffee. I also finally got a label on my music style.

My song is categorized as “90’s disco with a Basshunter lead”.

I cannot see how this could possibly fail!?

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Weight Report week 4

Finally, the fully ascetic first month of my diet is over. Now, we move on to the second phase which is identical with the first one but with wine on the week-ends. Beer and Gin & Tonic will have wait for another time since it contains too much carbohydrates.

I have the goal in sight! Only three more kg’s remains until I have reached my target. Now I just have to keep my focus with all the Easter eggs out there.

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Book Contract Signed

Stop the presses! I have fantastic news! I got my book contract signed!

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Time to hit the studio

Now I’ve done everything that I can on my own on my first song Stockholm vs Göteborg. It’s finally time to hit the studio!

As I wrote in my previous post where I picked between music studios, Rexius Records in Göteborg will get the honors to do my recordings. I am very exited. To record a song in a studio is something that I have dreamed about, and now it’s time!

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Weight report week 3

Wow, time flies! We have now passed three weeks of hard weight watching at my home and the digital numbers of my scale tells the tale. You’re going down, Mister!

The joy is grand in the Heedish home. But one part of the family is not singing quite as loud in the happiness choir. It’s my wife, Mrs Heed, who follows the same ascetic diet as I do but doesn’t get the same results.

Despite all demonstrating advocates of equality between the sexes out there, there are some differences between men and women. I agree on the point that the same work should generate the same salary and all that, but the male physics simply makes it easier for us to loose weight than for women. That’s because of genetics.
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The art of choosing a music studio

I finally begin to get a good feeling listening to my song! The sounds that I have been hearing in my head are starting to pour out of the speakers. In a musical manner of speaking.

When you are making music you need a reference song. A reference song is a professionally mixed song that you pick out because it sounds like the one you’re currently working on. You add the reference song next to your own in the music editor and then you listen. First you listen to your song. Then you listen to the reference song. In the best of worlds the soundscape from the two should be about the same at the same volume.

I have tweaked equalizers and compressors all to long. Yet the sound of my song is not exactly like I want it. Well, here is the good part. There are actually people who work with this! I can pay some dude (or girl) to do my dirty job. And there seem to be a great number of studios in my vicinity.

Let’s investigate the art of choosing a recording studio!

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Weight report week 2

Another week has come to an end. I have endured two horrible weeks without eating anything sweet nor drinking anything strong. I feel rather OK with skipping the Friday cake on work and the Saturday candy at home. The hard part is the Friday wine and the Saturday Gin and Tonic.

I will continue my labors for another two weeks to complete the dry month. After that I will reintroduce the Friday wine and the Saturday GT. Beer and other alcoholic beverages will have to way though, until the target is reached.

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The art of choosing a publisher part 2

In the end of september last year I sent my book to five different publishers. Quick recap: I have written a fantasy book that takes place in our world. It’s about two guys that suddenly are able to do things that they couldn’t do before. Among other things, one of them can give life while the other can take lives. As a reader, you soon realize that the two are connected in some way. There is a girl in the story as well. Girls in stories always get into trouble and needs to be rescued. Right? End of recap.

By now, I have received five rejection letters (or four to be accurate). In this blog post I was going to write about how I was planning to publish the book by myself or digitally. But something has happened to my Google skills. Suddenly I found a couple of more publishers that was interesting to me. This post i a completion to my last list of publishers.

 

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Weight report week 1

The first healthy week of this year has come to an end. Here is the first weekly report of my progress.

I have exercised for 6 hours and 40 minutes during this week and lost 3.3 kg. What a start!

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Cervinia – My first annual alpic ski trip

The second ski trip of the year had a slightly different character than the first. This time we went to Cervinia in the italian alps. My wife and kids had to stay at home this time. Instead me and three friends of mine went away on what I hope will be the first annual alpic ski trip.

We were treated with fantastic snow, hard winds, some sunshine and a helicopter ride!
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