New Tune…”I See You…See Me”

One recent evening, here on the fourth planet from the Sun,  I heard a band.   As I listened, I was struck by how the vocalist was saying absolutely nothing at all.  No, I’m not exaggerating.  Just seemingly random empty words and phrases, delivered without soul or passion…and the lyrics truly felt hollow.  The music […]

New Songs…

I am so excited about the  new songs that we’re writing!  With the addition of Pete and Ian, the band now has three strong back up vocalists, which is allowing us to perform the songs with the nice full harmonies that I’ve always wanted.  For those of you who liked “”Seven Wonders” and Arriving” before, […]

New Energies

Brief update… Wow, some very cool new energies with the tunes ~ some new musicians and fresh ideas.  There’s a couple of tunes we wrote last year that have gotten an entirely new energy to ‘em.  I’m really liking some of the new directions, even though it may make some of the recordings obsolete.  I […]

Producing Arriving

The song “Arriving” has rarely been performed live yet, and even rarely played in rehearsal, so it’s been a bit nebulous to record.  It really needed big harmonies, which we didn’t have in Rock Scarlet, and I’m hoping to add extra background singers with Psychanaut to perform this one live.  the song is a bit […]

New songs…

Working on a few new tunes that are going to be a bit more dynamic and airy than our usual fair, but definitely still rock.   Finally, it feels like we’re creating the musical energy that goes with the lyrics. 

At Gung Ho Studios Eugene Oregon

  I’m writing this from the studio: we’re working with Lav the engineer. Wow! He’s fast, intuitive, inspired, and fun to be with. Having been in a lot of studios, I can attest that the engineer’s energy can really make a difference! We’ve just captured the basic tracks thus far.  As the mix develops, I’ll […]

Pre Production for more recording

The next couple of weeks we are doing a bit of pre-production for going into Gung Ho Studios. As always, it’ll be a blast, and we’re looking forward to working/playing with Lav the engineer.    Anyway, Lav has come to several shows and is excited to work with us, too. (Yeah, it’ll be really fun!) We […]

Singing and Personal Expression

Just a bit about vocal style: Turn on any radio and you’ll hear a lot of different vocal styles. There’s styles by genre and then there’s personal style. I once gave a workshop that focused on singing as both a meditation and also as personal expression…so a comment I heard by vocalist K.D. Lang recently […]

Overdubs and Mixing

Well I wanted to give you another update on the recording…we’ve been at it pretty much non-stop…overdubbing, mixing…and basically seriously learning more about our studio gear! The songs are sounding really good with Brian especially just intensely focused on getting all these songs completed.