Archive for September, 2010


Studio Night: 9.26.2010

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

We enjoyed another Sunday studio day, which started with watching the Browns game.  It was a drag to see the Ravens eventually beat the Browns (Ravens, grrrrrr), especially when Cleveland played really well during the majority of the game.  The DD69 Pittsburgh natives were glad to hear that the Steelers managed to go 3-0 with their last string quarterback, though. Perhaps that’s the reason for the entertaining pic above.

After some afternoon football, we laid down some bass tracks for “Next Big Thing”, which is shaping up nicely – at this point we’re mainly in need of drums and some polishing of existing tracks.

More to come next week…

You’ve got mail, drunkdude

Friday, September 24th, 2010

A typical day on the go, and another sign that the rock gods wish us happiness.  Or at least spaminess:

A new theme?

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

We spent Sunday alternately watching football (by the way, the RedZone channel may forever replace the way we watch football) and working in the studio.  Our main goal was to get all the parts recorded for a potential new theme song for ESPN’s WKNR 850 radio show “Afternoon R & R” with Michael Reghi and Kenny Roda.

We were fortunate to be able to create a theme song for Kenny Roda’s previous show, and we’re excited about the new song.  It’s based on a song called “It’s Alive” from the upcoming drunkdude69 record Wigs & Liquor.

As always Jay Goodman, singer in the Cleveland band Skinny Moo, came through with fantastic creative contributions to both lyrics and melody.  It’s particularly cool to listen to the song from the album and then listen to the completely different vocal melody that Jay came up with for the theme song.

I can’t explain why I think that is so cool in typed words.  I suppose I could if I used a lot of words to do it, but they seem to fail me when I want to describe the inexplicable fluidity of music and melody and rhythm and rhyme.  I’ll just say I’m thrilled and amazed at the way different people can listen to a piece of music and hear it in their own unique way.

That’s one reason why I’ll keep making music as long as I possibly can.

We’re hoping that the ESPN folks and Mike and Kenny like the song enough to use it.  We’ll post an MP3 shortly.

We are calling the upcoming album…

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Wigs & Liquor.

Yes, that title has won our hearts.  In the process of picking the title, we also chose the name of our third record, which is already well underway.

We’re figuring out what to do for the art and packaging, as well as what we will manufacture and how we will do it. It’s just exciting to have another set of songs finished, woo hoo!

More to come very soon.

This 69 is the bomb

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

No, literally. Thanks Charley.