IT'S BEEN A WHILE...

Well, after taking a break to get ready for the Bridge show (which turned into the Mission show...but that's another story entirely), and a subsequent visit by yours truly to the oral surgeon (to get a beautiful brand new smile…

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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

Last Wednesday at my job, I got a terse message from my good friend and fellow VA doc Carlos Sanchez (yes, the same Carlos Sanchez who lays down th beat for BURIED). The news was both a surprise and a…

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Power UP!

Tonight the new track took a giant leap with the addition of Andy's guitar parts. Andy brought the Les paul with new pickups for the occasion, and the power chords transformed D&G to a whole new power level. 

Pausing for a bit of reflection...

Skipped posting for a bit, but we are still pushing through the new tunes. Last week we got the bass track in, keys and guitars to go this week before we pause, not for reflection but to prepare for the…

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Rough weather... and a rough mix

The unpredictable Missouri winer kept a couple of us on the sideines, but we still managed to get together to go over the mix for "Make It Real," and to begin setup for our next track, "Diamonds and Gold."

The…

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Vocal Tracks

Tonight the voices of CC were on full display, as we laid down lead and backing vocal tracks for "Make It Real." Dave took the lead on his own composition, and we once again employed the "Bohemian Rhapsody" technique to…

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Guitar Night on Rollins Road

Everybody was on board tonight, but guitars were front and center as Andy laid down his solo breaks for '"Make It Real." He brought in his 1960 Reissue Telecaster just for the occasion, and after a slight technical glitch (i.e…

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Arctic Blast

Outside, temperatures are plummeting into polar bear territory. But no worries, Dave and Mike were heating things up in the Rollins Road studio. Mike punched in his Hammond leads, and Dave droped the Leslie guitar hooks that are a signature…

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Frankenfender

Laying down Mike's organ parts tonight...while we were working on that, got an idea to add a little crunch to my rhythm part...and thus the "Frankenfender"was created...see Andy's Z peeking out from behind the monster

Tracking "Make It Real"

We got off to a great start tonight, laying down tracks for "Make It Real," a David Bach-penned tune that will be the first track we record for the new EP. Tonight, we got the drums, bass, and Andy's rhythm…

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Recording the New EP

Getting the basement converted for studio duty, starting work on our second EP tomorrow night. Like our first EP American Sampler, the main tracking is a bit of a guerilla operation. Pictured here is our "drum booth"... and yes, those…

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