This entry was taken from October 28th, 2011. We were reworking the verses on Chemical Reaction. If you were curious about what that piano sound on the verses was, you can see it in the picture below. I remember this day well…
It’s been a great week so far here with Darren and Stacy. Looks like we may have finally come up with a name for this project, but I will wait until it’s official to announce. They got here on my birthday (best gift ever!) but as the first day of working went on, my ever so slight ear-itation turned into a full fledged ear infection. Mostly better now! As always, I’ve been taking lots of pictures of our process. Here are a few from yesterday:
Back to work! By the way, I’m posting lots of this stuff in my Instagram as well. Thanks for reading!
As we were tracking the vocals for “Light Up”, our friend Brandon Goodwin came over and shot a little bit of video. Oddly enough, the vocal take that he filmed (and this was the only vocal take) was the one we ended up using on the album. Check it out:
I’m back home now, and fixing up my studio a bit for some upcoming sessions. I’ll probably work on some of my own music, maybe a bit of Sucré, who knows! Just excited to start writing again. I will probably also start doing some updates here as well. I’ve let this site get a little outdated with all of the touring this year. Thanks for reading!
(Above photos by Miguel Escobar)
(Above photo by Aaron Tamayo)
Hard Rock Cafe
(Above photos by Krystle Miller)
I have SO many things to blog this week, I’ll do my best to get caught up again. Thanks to everyone who came out to our shows this week, and a special thanks to those of you who took pictures! Got several more shows to go too! Thanks for reading.
We have two shows today, and I hope that many of you will join us (Sucré) for the second one at Bootleg tonight. In the meantime, here is our live video for Hiding Out (filmed by Brook Linder). Enjoy!
Thanks for reading.
Elsie and I have been in LA for a few days now. Darren and Stacy will arrive on Monday, but I wanted to get here early to rehearse with the string players ahead of time. I met with two of the girls last night and our rehearsal was fun, but mostly useless. I say useless because the girls knew their parts better than I knew mine, and I left feeling like perhaps I should have stayed home and practiced a little more… But it was fun!
This also happened yesterday:
Yep. We got our first run of CD’s in. We also received this:
Our test pressings for the vinyl!
It’s going to be a busy week here, and I’m going to try my best to take it all in, and just enjoy myself. I tend to spend a lot of time wondering what’s about to go wrong, and how I’m going to fix those things that could go wrong. This release is really important to me, and worrying is my way of trying to use my brain to keep everything in line. But it doesn’t work. That’s why I’m glad Elsie is here with me. She keeps me in a positive mindset, and gives me just enough distraction to feel like I’m enjoying myself. And I am so far.
Thanks for reading.