Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Studio work and Live

Well the studio work has been going well but I got the cough that's going around and couldn't finish vocals so no release before my birthday March 1st. Dammit! To make up for it here's an mp3 of one of the new songs recorded live at the gig Saturday. EL MUCHO MACHO MAMBO!

Monday, February 26, 2007

Back to the studio

Once again the studio is my destination this evening. The gig went well. Meanwhile, for your entertainment a meme stolen from Osbasso who, etc etc... The rules are simple. Answer each question in three words. No more; No less.
1. Where is your cell phone? In my car
2. Boyfriend/girlfriend? No comment here
3. Hair? Not Long Anymore
4. Your mother? Love her dearly
5. Your father? He's the man
6. Your favorite item(s)? Ursula and Mary
7. Your dream last night? Didn't sleep enough
8. Your favorite drink? Anything without alcohol
9. Your dream guy/girl? Still no comment
10. The room you are in? Cluttered work cube
11. Your fear? Where to begin?
12. What do you want to be in 10 years? Skinny, young, rich
13. Who did you hang out with last night? B.B. King!
14. What are you not? Ever giving up
15. Are you in love? Leave me alone.
16. One of your wish list items? Millions Of Dollars
17. What time is it? It's Studio Time!
18. The last thing you did? Was this meme
19. What are you wearing? Boots, sweater, jeans
20. Your favorite book? I can't decide
21. The last thing you ate? Grilled Chicken sammich
22. Your life? You'd want it
23. Your mood? I've been worse
24. Your friends? Love them all
25. What are you thinking about right now? Sex, sex, sex
26. Your car? Brand spankin new!
27. What are you doing at this moment? This damned meme
28. Your summer? I've had better
29. Your relationship status? You nosy bitch
30. What is on your TV screen? Don't have TV
31. When is the last time you laughed? Too long ago
32. Last time you cried? Much too recently
33. School? Yes, have some

Friday, February 23, 2007

Getting caught up

Saturday, February 24, 2007 Gearjammers Live at The Striped Bass
Ladeeeees aaaaaand Gentlemaaaaaan!!! The Gearjammers Band is performing live! Saturday Night February 24th at The Striped Bass Restaurant in Tarrytown NY Show starts at 9PM - NO COVER
Striped Bass Restaurant 236 W. Main Street at the Tarrytown Boat Club Great Seafood Dining on the Hudson River in Westchester County Tarrytown, New York (914) 366-4455 Featuring an all new rhythm section!
The mighty Ric LuBell from Not Dead Yet on Bass!
The astonishing Pete Roan from Gravity Krush on Drums!
Come! See!

Pic of us at The Loft Studios in Bronxville:

Studio Pt I - rhythm section tracks complete
Well, Pete (left), Ric (right) and I went into The Loft Studios in Bronxville NY last night from 7PM to midnight. We spent an hour setting up and then recorded 13 tunes in 4 hours. We only recorded bass, drums and rhythm guitar. Tonight I go in for another half day to overdub vocals and lead guitar and (I hope) do some preliminary mixing. I'll reserve judgement on just how well or poorly we did. There was virtually no listening back. Beyond "Here's a few bars of what we just recorded" on the first song we just cranked right through. I relied on the bass player (Ric) and the engineer (Crawford Brown) to say "Yeah, that felt good." for any given take. I hope they were right. The titles were (for my own benefit since you won't know the difference) were My Lord, Just Can't Let You Go, It's All On You, That Ain't Right, Ain't Gone Be Your Fool, You're Not, No Denyin', No More, Trouble Road, Macho Mambo, Sayonara Samba, I'm So Sorry, Devil and The Deep Blue Sea. I wanted to record a tune I wrote Saturday night called "That's What I Heard" but we ran out of time and energy. I could have probably pushed it on them but it was late and we were all shot. I got almost everything in one or two takes except for "You're Not" which turned out to be quite a bitch. We played it OK in rehearsal but for whatever reason (the caffiene?) we couldn't maintain a steady tempo. It's a fast tune to begin with so when we were speeding up it was unmanagably fast by the end. We ended up making like 6 passes at the thing. Anyway, I have the tunes hooked now. Let's see if I can reel them in. UPDATE: Well, I got vocals laid (yes, laid) on 6 songs. I booked more time for next week to do vocals on the other 7 tracks and guitar leads, etc... on all 13 tracks. Then? Mixing. Ugh.I had really hoped to be done by my birthday next Thursday. Well, at least I'll have something to play for you by then. Cheers!