Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Entirely Absent From Yon Page Have I
Whilest Gently Adding Grist To The Analog Mill.

Yes, I know, I know..... (Matt Googe), this page is not exactly getting a workout at the moment. So no more BS..

The Southern Backtones record is going to be huge. The sounds are equalled by the performances and we are making a record like the ones we dearly love. All the while, having a super-good time with much fellowship and good (if somewhat adolescent) humor. Standouts have been: Todd's percussion tracks--totally flipping me out for their focus and execution, Hank's vocals--he's leading us into new territory, Mike's creamy bass parts (thanks for letting me leave the high end, Mike), and John Griffin, who's focus and drive resulted in the most painless guitar recording I've ever experienced, Steve Christensen's unreal warehouse drum sound, and Hebbah-the-Intern (spelling, Hebbah?), who has been an unbelieveable help, and TOTALLY able to hang with the boys. This record will turn heads and ears. What happens next is up to the Gods because this record is a no compromise piece of art. You heard it hear first. Look for pictures and songs on this site soon (also a sore subject at the moment, so cut me some slack). Maybe I should train Logan to post this stuff....

OH YEAH! how can I forget. Kevin Ryan has recorded additional parts for the SBTones and sent us approvals. Now, I know that regular readers (reading my irregular bloggs) already know that KR has ascended the mortal plane with his musical abilities, and that my tired overused hyperbole is no longer enough to sing his praises, BUT.... Kevin's parts are simply perfect and we all fall at his feet chanting 'we're not worthy'! Somewhat similar to his Googe Orchestral Musings

Sound Breaking Ground kicked my ass yesterday. We started the guitar overdubs and we started to find the places where we needed to massage the drum vibe, so we started to make the correction and.... DENIED! The editing did not work AT ALL. So. The Dave and Channing went home when the couldn't take anymore of watching us f*k up, and Steve and I pulled a bleary-eyed day of 'maybe this will work'. I go in to finish up early and try the guitars again today.

The Googe! We start tracking next week. Bobby's drums burned up in his rehearsal space, but he has new one's coming, and Denise is back from Russia with her new daughter! We are pumped and ready for basic tracks next Tuesday and Wednesday.

Winter Roberts music is in the re-think place. We have a great song, but are massaging the melodic delivery to more suit her voice. Sort of in the trenches on this one at the moment, but I trust the process.

I'm speaking to a new artist, Carolina Bedetta, about doing some singer-songwriter stuff with her, and I've gotten Liz Pappademas' new demo on my desk.

Sarah Sharp is building on the momentum of her release and a great South by Southwest. I miss working with her dearly, and wonder if she is ready to do some more songwriting (Sarah?). She will be singing with Mark Gearey here in Texas next month, and will be heading to England for a summer tour. I hope to have pictures posted of our South by Southwest party soon.

OK, time to take Joe Ann (my producer in training and UberDaughter) to school.



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