Saturday, August 20, 2005

I should be sleeping

Last night we rehearsed some new songs for the album. There is a new 6/8 ode to insomnia called "I SHOULD BE SLEEPING". Andrew plays this beautiful KORG line that just gives me goosebumps. The song kind of sounds like a cross betweeen Cole Porter and the Pogues, if you can imagine.
Next week I have play rehearsals, so I won't be able to get into the studio before then. However, we are soon recording the piano track for this choir piece that I wrote called "SILENCE YOUR DRUM". All of our favorite friends and haligonian singers will be singing on this song and there will be pictures from the evening, ASAP.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005


Last night, Andrew, Dave and I recorded at Andrew's new studio called "COMMON GROUND studios". We were working on adding orchestral harmonica, flute, glock, and percussion to a new song called "SOUNDS BETTER THAN IT SOUNDS".It is really coming along and I am convinced that it might be the best song on the new album.

I also did a demo of a new song called "INDIANA'S CALLING" which features my first foray into the world of drumkit! It was sloppy and poorly executed, but the kernel of an idea was captured. I also had the chance to prog it up by playing 5-string bass.

We recorded from 10pm until 4am. By the end of it all, I was delirious and full of Pepsi to the point of low level seizures. Andrew engineered the procedures and managed to lay down some vocals and percussion. He also played for us a demo of a new song that he has written about the blinker's time in Cologne Germany. It is super-sweet!