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April 6 “You Know You’re Gonna Do it”

An eventful uneventful day today.   I took the puppy (Mozart) with me on my 110 mile commute which was a first.  He hasn’t hit the recycling route yet, but hopefully someday.

I’m loving these Spring afternoons.   I’m recording with the door open all the time.  I just cut the mic down low and none of that noise even comes in.  Kind of like the way I recorded every song this winter with the heater blasting in the background.   Horray for Pro Tools.

Today’s is another one that just flowed out.  I wrote all the words to nothing but a click track running at 128 Bpms.  Then grabbed the guitar and changed them to 144 Bpms and we were off and running.

“You Know You’re Gonna Do it” is about how everybody pretty much makes up their mind about something the first second that the situation arises.  Trust your intuition, it’ll save you a lot of headache in the end.

Thanks for listening!!

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Jan 27 “Hot, Cold & Out of Control”

I can’t believe this is what came out today after an intense work day and the two hour commute.   I even thought I was getting the flu this afternoon and by the time I sat down in front of the computer to start  the song for the day I was not feeling real energetic.

I resisted the urge to go lay down which may have been for the night and grabbed the bass and started the song.  I still don’t have my amp so I’m having to do things a little differently, luckily I like different.  Now I’m feeling better but I am definitely ready for bed and was hoping to have come back out to the studio to finish the vocals way earlier.

I did manage to recruit Adair, PJ’s, Snuggie and all to come lend me some old school motown sounding backing vocals.

I’ve really been digging the dance stuff I’ve been doing so I continued that trend.

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