Started tracking a new batch of Feral Children songs. Totally amazing and nearly indescribable which was the same feeling I had when recording Animal Collective. Although Feral C draws from completely different influences.
It’s tough when there is a disconnect between an “influence” and a “impression”, If I said this had a Twin Peaks influence, you might think that it SOUNDED like the Twin Peaks soundtrack. Of course you would be completely wrong. But if I said that this recording is impressed with the Twin Peaks soundtrack. well…you probably would think I’m a little off my rocker.
Just started a recording by Flowmotion. Sometimes it reminds me of Zappa, Sometimes it reminds me of the Neil Young. Sometimes it reminds me of Todd Rundgren. Sometimes it reminds of Steely Dan if it were recorded properly and the members weren’t arrogant pricks. Sometimes I can’t believe how great this band is.
I just played Rockband for the first time tonight and I was horrified. I thought I could just play along with the music and I could play the guitar like i would normally. NO…it’s actually a game and you have to follow the rules. This isn’t working for me. My band mates were upset cos I kept getting us booed off the stage (sounds oddly familiar…can anyone say ODIR?). I finally got the hang of it towards the end of the night and about 6 beers later, but the real problem was that I just didn’t know the songs. These songs are too popular. What I want to see is Rockband versions of Chrome or Black Flag or Caroliner. Then we really will be cooking. IT would also be nice if you could just wail on the instrument and jam rather than having to play the song correctly. Where’s the innovation in this. Maybe you could actually make a Samshing Pumpkins songs sound good if you could change the parts. But I digress.
Just finished tracking the second half of the new Staxx Brothers record. I guess this is crunk, but it reminds me more of Funkadellic, Motown, Stones and Reggae with 2 MC’s and a brilliant background girl group vocal section.
Do you know the difference between wah wah guitar and wah wah guitar played by people that can actually control the pedal? This is the shit!!!