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01/01/17 - Now entering our 18th year of operation.
"12" now on Pandora Radio which updated our "Similar Artists"
01/03/17 - The MOTO died. The beat does not go on.
01/31/17 - Spent the night hammering out challenges presented from replacing the MOTO sound card with a Focusrite card that Steven insisted that I mention in the blog but I cannot recall the model number. I went all no-comma in that last sentence. Hope you enjoy my new direction.
02/07/17 - Recorded drums for Fountain of Youth.
03/14/17 - Brought a demo of Hiding a Slave for us to rehearse too. Spent the evening struggling with the arrangement.
04/17/17 - Still recording drums. Did Hiding a Slave a few weeks ago and Puff Adders last week.
04/18/17 - Got enough to assemble Puff Adders. Also did a slower, groovier version. Developed a strategy for recording the multi-tempo'd Little Shootin' Elvis.
05/02/17 - Knocked off Little Shootin' Elvis. Just leaves Old Into Young to do next week.
05/09/17 - Recorded drums for Old Into Young as forecasted on 05/02.
06/20/17 - We finished recording drums (may have to re-record some cymbals) and were ready to begin tracking in earnest when we started encountering severe computer errors. Fixed a bunch of registry errors and were able to listen to a few tracks tonight before it became unusable again. Going to wipe and reinstall Windows 7 next week.
06/27/17 - Before wiping the computer, Patrick decided to check to see if he sample rate was the same for every device Pro Tools was using. Seemed to work. Actually recorded some scratch guitar parts for Puff Adder as a test!
08/01/17 - Had our first session in a month! I recorded rhythm and noodling parts for Puff Adders. Thomas and Patrick will record backing vocals next week while I'm off enjoying Fleet Foxes.
08/11/17 - Girl for Samson on YouTube
09/13/17 - First session since August 1st. Mostly talked. Wrote Puff Adders session to a thumbnail drive for me to work on at home.
09/27/17 - Patrick and I recorded backing vocals for Puff Adders.
10/18/17 - The workstation had become insufferably slow so Dr. Brown set us up with a new boot drive so P re-installed Pro Tools and, after a little suffering, has it working very responsively.
10/25/17 - Patrick got the new and improved computer up and ready to go.
11/01/17 - Patrick spent the session trying to get the PC to recognize a Mac keyboard. Next week we're going to play around with some bass parts on Puff Adders and then move on to the next song.
11/08/17 - Steven added some bass hooks, riffs and runs to Puff Adders for Patrick to play with. Still need to bring a lead vocal but beyond that we are done with this song. Starting on Dust next week. You're going to like this one.
Patrick was exposed to the Osmonds' Crazy Horses this week and asked me why I had never played that for him before. I thought I had.
11/15/17 - Steven added some bass hooks, riffs and runs to Dust for Patrick to play with. Do you see a trend?
11/29/17 - Built some bass lines for Breeders.
12/11/17 - Built more bass lines for Breeders. Patrick had to intermittently flick the toggle switch on the Manley to wake it up.
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