The band have all gone back to Melbourne for a day to look after their respective businesses, children and girlfriends and regain sanity and sanitation. Indra has developed an awesome iphone app called gig guide me which he needs to go back and work on. It’s the whole scene at yr fingertips! http://www.gigguideme.com/
Burke and I spend the day planning listening back to what we’ve achieved. Some stuff sounds great, some not right. It turns out West Coast was the wrong tempo after all and we’ll have to have another crack This wasn’t really a shock to me as the first song recorded always seems to get revisited. But more of a drag is that my road song ‘Catholic Leader’
has come up too country sounding. Somehow between the swing of my guitar, the drum pattern and the baseline it has lots its futuro Dylan adventure vibe
and now sounds more Nashville.
Ick i hate that Nashville thing.
So were gonna have to do that again. We are mega behind schedule but hopefully that will drive us on! After all the analysis we finally get down to overdubbing some big walls of guitar on ‘Stressing Out’. Somehow though, by trying to avoid sounding too much like Gaslight Radio, i end up sounding like Van Halen and Burke has to gently usher me in a new direction.
I’m glad though it would have sounded rad in the trans am.
p.s i really am starting to hate that picture of me pulling my finger on the right. But someone seems to have locked that part of the website. Aargh.