1. Did you feel that earthquake?
2. High on root beer soda.
3. Miley Cyrus's fault mostly.
4. I suck.
Anyway, I knew going in that at A440, I couldn't hit the notes in the key of Em. So I tuned down 1/2 step and played it like that. That's why the bass and guitar and everything else sound out of phase and 'tune challenged'. But it worked. Especially the solo because guitar solos sound good slightly malnourished in rock and roll. So Frank and I spent time listening to trax 2 & 5, and I picked out the flat notes and switched trax at the problem spots and the two trax were actually melded into one track with a single vocal, avoiding a double vocal, which, I said to Frank, is basically giving up on the song. And wouldn't ya know it, with just a bit of help, the recording came out *bitchen* !! Good work Frank!!
Now, I'm back at it with a drum track for a version of Tobacco Road. I'm ready to record the rythym guitar and once again, waitin' on Frank, who says maybe tomorrow or so. This time, I won't do the rythym direct in to the board. Instead, I'm gonna mic the Peavey and use some balls. The 59 strat ('smoke') just got a truss adjustment and such, at Central Coast Music in Morro Bay. Ed's got a new guy working tech there and he is expensive but majorly excellent. The only thing keeping this axe from being dreamy is that F*ing factory overhang. WTF???
Stick around, I'm about to bust a move! Tell those chicks from Victorias Secret to stop giggling outside the studio when the red light is on! POW!!
-jam on -joey racano
photo: That's me and the indigenous warriors of the American Indian Movement. We saved a bunch of whales and stuff. Cool. :)