Monday, November 08, 2004

Day 2 in the studio

Went into Inner Ear this weekend to lay down some more tracks for album TBA with Nick Anderson engineering.

Okay, it just feels good being able to say Day 2 and report on it. Mind you, Day 1 was back in May. It took us some time to get back together with life happening and all. I brought my former band in to do a song. Okay, it just feels completely trite to use the words "former band" here, Bruce and Philip are like brothers.

The vibe was loose and relaxed, and there was much laughter. Much of that credit goes to the others, as I'm business too much of the time. It is a priviledge to work with people that I have such respect for, and to watch them work around a composition that previously existed in very ragged 4-track form. Bruce had an interesting time working around one of the tempo changes, and the subsequent release completely jumps off of the tape. You can literally hear the drummer nail the change, and then pour himself out through the outro of the song. I only hope mixing does this justice.

Two more songs are done nearly in their entirety, one done nearly completely live. With one mic (!). Some decisions were made on the fly, but we are about 75% done with the record now. Or, at least done with the basic tracking. Chances are we will take these out of the studio and tweak them quite handily. You just can't afford to tinker in the studio like you used to. Or, um, when you are footing the bill.

As soon as I can figure out the streaming of videos, I'll post some of the shenanigans to the main page. When in South Arlington, please visit Weenie Beenie. It'll love you up and call back the next day, just to say hello and see how you're doing.


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