Ah yes, we’re continuing the trend of lengthy pauses between entries here at DD69HQ. That will happen when: It’s summertime Dudes go on vacation Skinny Moo plays a bunch of gigs Work keeps the dudes busy But, vacations are now over, summer is starting what we hope will be a[…]
Studio night last night was productive. In fact, the last couple times we’ve gotten together have been great as far as mixing is concerned. Three weeks ago we convened and started mixing a song for the new record. The song, “Keep It Up”, is a drastically retooled version of a[…]
Last night was scheduled to be a studio night, but Mike, HP and I decided to head down to the Garage Bar on West 25th Street instead. Our pal RayRay was hosting a little get-together to chill out and watch the video from the Free Times Music Awards, which were[…]
Hey, happy leap day. I guess it is a special day. But that isn’t what this post is about.
We had a really enjoyable studio night last night. After what seemes like years of mixing and mastering, we’ve finally started to get back to the fun part: making new music.
We’ve got a storehouse of riffs that we’ve amassed over the years. Lots of the musical ideas have come from teensy little pieces of really long jams that we’ve recorded. Other ideas have dropped, fully-formed, out of our heads and hands. Generally that’s what we start with.
We’ve got some older recordings with drums laid down by an old friend who, sadly, has since passed away. He did a great job on the songs, and we want to keep his performances. Since they were recorded a number of years ago, though, they reflect the equipment and skills[…]
Once or twice a week we get together to work on new songs and to mix or master songs we’re planning to release. Sometimes we even rehearse on studio night. We should probably do that more often. Tonight Mike and Scott sat down to finish the last track of an[…]