Up today to get to Jorge the luthier in Gaia to have him sort out the buzz on my third fret high E. It’s an important spot on the guitar for me because it’s the place where the Dsus4 happens. Jorge gets his tools out and slightly adjusts the truss rod – et voilà, it’s fixed. The biggest problem was getting the strap back on. It has been held together with gaffa tape and string for years, but now I have a spanking brand-new piece of flex, very posh. Jorge’s skills extend to straps too. He also fixed my lamp, haha. I love my red mushroom lamp that you touch to increase the light. I left him my Shergold 12-string, which needs some TLC after being humiliated in the storage – the spare strings in the case had rusted.
Before taking a Bolt over to Gaia, Sarah and I walked down to see Margarida in the electrical shop. Olivia went to yoga and we went to make sense of the possible bulbs we need for the lamp, I bought three different types and only one was the right one and at last, it’s working again. It seems that a lot of the bulbs that you need for these older lamps are getting harder to find and will eventually stop being manufactured, so we try and stock up for the sake of them and the lava lamps and their future lives.
Sesh with Minneapolis Fred, Chicago Mike, and Surrey Noel, broken up with a lack-lustre England vs Malta as we head into more mix listening into the night. Mixing is so subjective, there are so many ways to take a record and make it sound different. The people involved, their tastes, technology, the era, are all contributing factors. In the end, we only have ourselves to decide what’s the best way to do it – take Seance, for example.