liz came over and we worked on some of the recordings we have been tracking. things really gelled well on a couple of them today, we are at the end of the process, adding things really carefully for flavor. it’s amazing how much of a difference little tweaks here and there can make to songs. […]
i was sitting here just now strumming the guitar and saw a dvd that i am going to watch soon, bound for glory, about woody guthrie. i remembered one of my favorite songs that guthrie sang, hobo’s lullaby, pulled up the lyrics on the computer, set the microphone in front of myself and this is […]
to protect the innocence is the provisional title for a work in progress (mp3). i watched fellini’s 8 1/2 a couple weeks ago, and there is a great scene where guido’s (marcello mastroianni) stunningly beautiful wife luisa (anouk aimie) calls him on his shit for writing about their relationship and putting it up on the […]
i wrote and tracked some vocals to the song that i recorded last week. it’s called out of my own way (mp3). i didn’t really mix it, sorta slapped it together, but i think most of the parts are there. out of my own way words rush by and i try to make sense of […]
i recorded another song tonight. for tonight it’s called march forth (mp3). my settings on the master fader are a little…hot. it’s not distorting too much, but i have the overall signal squeezing TIGHT against the final limiter. not bad for six hours work. TURN IT UP LOUD.
i like this new song that i have been working on (mp3) but i can’t seem to settle on the lyrics. i think i just have to keep working at it until it feels right, but in the meantime that means a lot of time spent with the microphone on, the track rolling, and me […]
many years ago my friend and one-time manager mike halle turned me on to a willie nelson song. this afternoon, with a little time to kill before running out to a dinner party for my 40th, i remembered the song, it seemed to fit my mood, and decided to give it a shot. i recorded […]
i wanted to sing a cat stevens song the other day, so i did a google search for the lyrics and wound up on his site. there is an area where fans submit their cover versions of his songs, so i recorded into white tonight. my dad was the production designer on harold and maude, […]
my brother complained that the guitar riff in “why and why not” needed something more. i’m a little out of practice, but i think i gave it. now it needs a real drummer. please listen to this at an extreme sound pressure level.
so i tracked some vox for the song i came up with last night. give it a listen. it’s about my favorite parable by kafka and phil’s theory that the man from the country awaiting entry could have passed through the gate to the law at any time, and it was only fear that caused […]