February 27, 2020

February 2020 Album

  • “Things Fall”
    • Kate laid down a brilliant vocal for the bridge. I thought I knew what I wanted but after a few takes Kate thought it was too kitschy and straightened it out. So much better.
    • Final mix with Chris and Mike’s feedback and approval.
  • “Shows What you Know”
    • Written and tracked except for electric guitar.
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February 24, 2020

February 2020 Album

  • “Saving Face” – Jeff Margolis laid down bass guitar. We haven’t recorded together since 2005!
  • “Better Off Dumb”
    • Recorded guitar and vocals for the song I wrote yesterday. Definitely needed to come at it fresh.
    • I was hoping to have a demo and charts for the lead guitarist and flute player coming on Wednesday.
    • I’ll do those tomorrow evening giving them less than a day to review their parts. Oy.
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February 23, 2020

February 23, 2020

  • “Better Off Dumb”
    • Spent waaay too long writing this tune. Started off smooth and speedy but I let myself get hung up on stupid stuff. No time for that crap.
    • I tried recording it quickly but was very unhappy with the sound – too simplistic and childish.
    • Stepped away for an hour then returned with a throughly deconstructed approach. Odd times and accidentals. I’m liking this but I really have my work cut out for me now when I get around to recording it.
    • Clock. Is. Ticking.
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February 22, 2020

February 2020 Album

  • “Things Fall From The Sky All The Time”
    • Plugged in tracks from Chris Combs (pictured) and Mike Lebovitz.
    • Made first mix for them
    • Tracked electric guitar
    • They gave me helpful feedback and ideas for fleshing out vocals.
  • “Saving Face”
    • Electric guitar, keys (including killer Uilleann pipes!)
    • DonnCherie vocal tracking
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February 21, 2020

February 2020 Album

  • “Saving Face”
    • Flora came by over lunch to lay down some fiddlin’
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