Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Day 2 recap - Back to life, back to reality

The first day of recording was pretty surreal in hindsight. We've been spending so much time on the freaking-out-about-getting-the-songs-written side that we kind of forgot that we GET to make a record.

Day 2 was a lot trickier. We entered the studio with 6 songs finished, 2 songs half-written, and 2 or 3 songs left to write. We finished writing one of the half songs, and spent the rest of the day trying to generate ideas for new songs. Techniques included pulling-chords-out-of-a-hat, listening to shit backwards, good old Oblique Strategies cards, and the dreaded process of "jamming". We have 5 minutes of something that could either go Talking Heads or Radiohead if done properly and spy movie if not. There's a song in there somewhere.

Highlights of the day:

-Chris running outside with a mic to record the fireworks the neighbors were shooting off
-Finding out that said neighbors make the machines/robots that Mythbusters use for their experiments
-Discovering the "Eventide Harmonizer" box, subsequently making our 100th reference to Brian Eno so far
-Getting the first legitimate call from a "label guy" that we've ever had

Well rested, about to take on day 3. Will attempt to post more than once daily from now on.