2002-11-23 1:49 a.m.
I had really hoped to update my web site more frequently during this trip, but it is just not possible with our grueling work schedule. I wake up at 12 noon and begin recording at 12:30. We take a few short breaks for food and then finish up about 2 AM each night. I drive my own personal white Volvo the 2 km to my cottage and then crash out immediately. Next day: repeat schedule of previous day.
The rigorous schedule has payed off. We have completed all the basic tracks for six songs—bass, electric and acoustic guitars, drums, zither, and piano.
I guess my songs are kinda tough to play on guitar. I can't even play them quite right. Christoffer spent an hour splicing together various bits of my guitar part from Everyday is Roses to get it just right. Wow. Splicing. It has been about ten years since I spliced tape.
It seems funny to me to be working in such a brutally analog domain, considering my deep involvement with computer–based digital recording for so many years now. What a contrast from my day to day life this is! I mean, what would happen if word got out that someone working on the audio team at Apple Computer (and an ex–Opcode employee) was making an album on not one but two 2" tape machines slaved together? The horror!
This evening we finished the background vocal arrangements and recordings for Lullaby. The harmonies sounds so lush—sort of like a mega–pop collision between the Beach Boys and Brainpool.
My brain is too tired to think anymore. Sleeping.
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