A cloudy morning and outside the window below the bird feeders, four turkeys and a squirrel. Fred and I had an early morning conversation about the shape of the universe and we headed off to the studio and were first there waiting for Jason the owner to open up just before 11 AM. We started the day with Olivia playing violin and ended the day with me playing one of Fred’s Les Pauls on the same track. In between we had Mellotrons, real ones and fake ones, Leslie speakers, Marshall amps from the seventies, Rickenbacker 360s, Fender Telecasters and Stratocasters, Vox AC30s, Fender Twin Reverbs, and my one grey Jim Dunlop .73mm plectrum, if I lose it, none of these other items will matter.
We’d let everybody know via the blog that we had some In Deep T-shirts left if anyone wanted one. As it happened Jason Stebner – St. Paul local – got in touch, perfect, we’ll bring you the shirts, save the postage. So we invited him to the studio today to get the shirts and hang with us whilst we worked on Fred’s record, a first-hand experience of what it’s like making an album. Later Space Summit Jed came over and we worked on songs overdubbing the electric guitars into the night. Intern Braedyn played the Mellotron and we really got some great sounds down throughout the night, using all this classic gear.
During the day I went over to the new trendy restaurant across the road for some takeaway pastries for late breakfast and ended up paying ten bucks for two croissants, I’ve been paying less for two brand-new CDs, how is that even possible? The value of things is subjective, Banksy anyone? This is why I gave up drinking, every pint of Guinness was a secondhand album.
A very intense and busy day in the studio. I got back home and fell into the darkness.
Music today has been Nico – Chelsea Girl (1967) in celebration of the T-shirt I was wearing today.
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