Monday, July 9, 2007

Day 8, early evening

We're on a break so we can order Chinese food. There's a place called Yum Yum house and it's phenomenal, and they love delivering to the studio. Or they're at least impartial.

This slippery 10th song is almost almost almost finished. We've run the gamut from "mid-tempo rocker" to "weird dance song" and finally landed on "breezy summer jam". As of now, we have the first 4 minutes of the song figured out and now we just have to figure out the last 15-25 seconds and it's DONE.

It's going to be such a relief to finish all the basic tracking and go on to overdubs. Chris suggested we record a Thor Axe song in celebration. I don't think he knows what he's in for.

IT HAS BEEN OVER A WEEK AND WE STILL HAVEN'T MENTIONED SAM ONCE IN THIS BLOG, WHICH IS A TRAVESTY. Sam is the guy we've been staying with every day since we got here. He runs a home studio, and we've been sleeping on his couches or in the tracking room (no windows awesome soundproofing). It's hard to really describe, but leaving the studio, driving only 20 minutes to his place, and then just chilling out like we would if we were at home has been such a morale booster. He is in an elite group of people unabashedly referred to as "sweet dudes". Also, his friend Chris drew and framed an awesome picture of a turtle and gave it to me as a gift.

Time to eat some basil chicken and watch Aaron play Grand Theft Auto. He found the cheat code to use a jetpack. Yessss.