Soundtrack of the day: James’ whiplash, James’ non-lp tracks 1&2, Herbie Hancock’s sextant, Manu Dibango’s Soul Makossa, Scissor Sisters’ s/t, & Tempo Team’s bang bang.
Next to sex with Emily, Nestles’ Butterfinger Crisp is amazing.
Speaking of which but slightly unrelated, I just came back from Dr. Hines who is my new Dentist. My teeth are a-ok – as usual, but I am showing early signs of Periodontal Disease. My Mother would kill me! Anyways, we’re going to nip it in the butt. Man the dentist kicks the eye doctor’s booty any day.
Last night was Dinosaur Jr. As crowded as it was, I found Candy and Al in the craziness of 9:30 Club. Al was right there as soon as I got my beer stamp walking through the lobby. Like pennies from heaven, or something. Then we found Candy. It was nice to see them both. Al’s review pretty much summed up my sentiments sans all the stuff about the reissues.
However, it was quite the blast from the past.
Many of nights were spent listening to Bug and Green Mind over at Jessie Belle’s house. Man o’ man. High School was forever ago.
It was my sophomore year in high school. I was taking some basic art class like Enid in Ghost World. Ms. Yin was my teacher. She was kinda like the receptionist at Dr. Bupernex’s office in Gift. Some cute girl in that class that sat at my table and smoked pot said this band she knew of sounded like Jane’s Addiction. Dinosaur Jr. was the name. Man my water colors were awful. Turned out there was this great song called Green Mind at the end of the record. It was also the title of the album. I fell in love with the acoustic guitars that bled over the distorted guitars in the chorus. And the music. And the music. And the music. It was 1992.
So this weekend was spent primarily with Candy working out some of her wonderful songs in the studios. I think we got some good takes of a few songs done. There is a lot of more good work to come. Candy has such a pleasing and inspiring voice. It’s breathy and airy and is rich with upper harmonics. And her guitar playing is above par. So we (Gordon and I) did get some good stuff down on tape. We just wish the days were longer and our energy more long lasting. The quote of the weekend and almost a life lesson was:
More space. Less wicky.
And the studio received it’s first unsolicited request for time today. Things are good. I hope it keeps up! Bring it on.
In label new, things will be picking up quite shortly. I worked out some good details with Mark this past week and there will be a double whammy coming soon to Olympus Mons Records. The music is fabulous. Absolutely breathtaking.
:: favorite political cartoon?
38.8% :: this modern world
33.3% :: tom toles
22.2% :: get your war on
05.5% :: doonesbury