Apparently I get a lot of mileage out of commuting. Yes, that’s a terrible pun and I’m just not sorry. With about two hours in the car every day I’ve got plenty of time to listen to all kinds of music. Songs we’re working on, new music from artists I’ve[…]
While recording bass for an upcoming tune (“Bartender”), we wanted to capture some video of the bass part being recorded. You know, for posterity or something. We kept trying to get the shot of the final bass part, but wound up with a lot of outtakes. And just as the[…]
We had an amazing studio night last night, due in part to some special guests. Jeff Beam, who we’ve known for years, and who is an amazing bass player, joined us for part of the evening. He brought along his muse Natalie as well, and we caught up for a[…]
We had a solid studio night last night. Mike and I convened to do some recording and to install the new Pro Tools 003 rig. Before we did anything hardware-related, we recorded one last track on the old Digi 001: the bass track for “Lose U Baby”. It’s a fun[…]
We had a productive studio night on Thursday. We’ve got a handful of tunes that we’ve been working on that are on heavy rotation in our heads. One of these songs is going by the working title of “Reigning”. When we’re jamming without a drummer we usually run some kind[…]
Yes, we have a Twitter account. It was supposed to be for “tweeting” relevant events about the band, but it has generally devolved into my occasional mentions of mundane and/or uninteresting stuff. Sorry. The dd69 Twitter account is protected, but if you’re interested in following some occasionally entertaining music and[…]
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.
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[…]