Monday, March 29, 2010
PS My friend Curt Nielsen (superb actor) wrote me this morning. "... you were so lonely on that stage, undressing before us there, with your songs, each sung another layer dropped." That is how I felt. And it isn't comfortable. I don't feel good.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
I was at Orange Studio last night mixing two new songs; Can't Blame It All On You and Faker. James Dellatacoma was at the board and I brought 70, my mysterious Euro bass player to lend his ears. Mixing a song is like editing a movie. The work can be saved or destroyed in the room. Usually things fall in between. Too bad. After about 5 hours I had to fight the urge to give up and give in. 70 talked at length about dbs and eq parameters and then said "it is up to you man." I think the songs came out well, meaning we well represented the initial thrust&concept. Though I can barely remember the initial feeling. The songs seem distant now. I gave these recordings a lot of thought, but I went in on instinct and impulse. I'm so far through these songs I've come out the other side. I look at them and wonder what was I thinking? At one point I felt despair creep in when I realized we could spend a week mixing these songs. Instead we were doing it in one night. Limitations are good, that what I keep saying to myself. Hah! 70 took this photograph of me in the studio when it was over. I feel it captured my mood. Lost in sea of darkness, with just a little light.