More Studio Time, The Next Week

Dana, Kipley and I are back at Garden Street Music again today from noon until 10:00 p.m. So far I’ve waxed my guitar part for “To The Moon,” and Dana and Kipley have both put down some tracks as well. Slowly, piece by piece, we’re building an amazingly awesome rock album. In fact, I think there are at least two songs “done,” no more to record, just awaiting the mixing process.

It’s 4:00 and we’re shifting gears. There are 7 giggly pre-teen girls in the lobby, recruited by Dana to sing (well, shout) the chorus of “Girls Rock!” I’ll let you know how it goes…

6:00 p.m.

The girls did a great job on “Girls Rock” and then they shouted “Skunks In My Shoes” for that track, too. Kipley did his last few acoustic bits, and Dana just finished the vocal for “Baby Brother Blues.” Now she’s doing the saxophone solo, and Kipley is phoning in a sushi order. I’m hoping to step up and do my guitar part for “Baby Brother Blues” next, and then that song will be in the can.

9:00 p.m.

Whew! It’s been a long day we’ve been knocking things off of our musical to-do lists, but oh there’s such a long way to go! I did my guitar for “Baby Brother Blues” and “Fairy Tale Blues,” which took longer than I’d hoped but they came out ok. We did our group vocal for “Fairy Tale Blues,” then I did my vocal for “Yes You Can.” Thankfully, that came out pretty good as well. You’ll notice as the night goes on that I don’t rave about stuff the way I do at 2:00 p.m. Well, we’re all pretty pooped. But Justin and Brandon are here, and Maiken (!) stopped by earlier with her husband, and so we’ve got a good cheering section keeping us going.

Kipley is going into the box to record the vocal for “Someone Who Cares,” the gorgeous album closer that you haven’t heard yet;  then I think I’ll try the lap steel guitar, before we knock off for the night.

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