Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Our 2nd Session in the Studio

Our second session at Trax East had us in record for about 80 minutes. And basically I paid for the session with my old Fender Twin Reverb. And a couple JDV direct boxes. I'm glad I traded the Twin for studio time with Eric Rachel because although I don't use it, it was the first amp I had and I've owned it for 30 years. Now that I think about it I can't believe I've been carrying that thing for 30 years but that's another story.

Emotionally it's easier that a friend has it rather than selling it on EBay or Craigslist or something. I could have probably got more money for it otherwise but it'll be fun to see it at Trax East and honestly, the amp is all stock -- stock tubes, stock transformers, even one stock speaker (the other speaker is missing).

Tyrannosaurus Mouse. We do very silly things. We can get fundamentally lost in the middle of a song -- like "are we going to a verse or a chorus here?" lost. But we can end a song stopping on a dime.

This is largely because we are the most loosy-goosey about our song structures (as much as we try -- you should see the paperwork we generate in order to try to all literally be on the same page -- we still manage to mess it up.) And the same joke still applies: "We can't even play the song the same way ONCE!"

Still, we're very happy with the quality of the work. This is what we recorded:
  1. Road Song v1
  2. Road Song v2
  3. One Last Drink v1
  4. One Last Drink 04 rough 05L (Yes, it has a weird name, just stick with it)
  5. Mouseverture v1
  6. Jabberwocky v1
  7. Am Thing
  8. Mouseverture Ending
  9. Road Song v3
  10. Jabberwocky v2
  11. One Last Drink v2
  12. One Last Drink v3
I felt we were a bit more comfortable and possibly a bit stronger as players this time 'round. I felt like Lou really led the band which I feel is really what the drummer should be doing in a rock band anyway. Now I'm just waiting on notes about what versions/takes/parts of what songs we'll be doing and I'll start editing it all together.

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