I awoke this morning to a sky of brilliant blue, a gusty wind and a sparkling sea in the distance. Today is the first day in the studio for the Arktik Lake project with sessioneer Tony at Oceanic Studios, Brookvale, Sydney. It’s Jim Moginie from Midnight Oil’s studio and it has an old Neve desk, for those of you who don’t know what that means, it’s special, a quality classic from a bygone era. It’s hidden away on an industrial estate, an atmospheric converted space which makes me dream of the potential for the In Deep Music Archive and In Deep Studio, although a Neve desk is highly unlikely.
Today was the first real day on the project and DC arrived with some old guitars, a Gretsch and an old Gibson J-45 acoustic (DC plays bass and is the Oz project coordinator/producer). Plus a newish Strat and a Les Paul. Tony’s Telecaster and SG with the ‘Rumble’ signature. But today was guide vocal day and I sang guide vocals on six songs.
So with my head falling towards the table and ten hours in the studio today with not enough solid sleep the night before, I have to sleep now, or I will die. But not before letting you know that when we got home tonight we were greeted by a possum in the tree. Welcome to Australia.