Archive for January, 2011

 

Studio night is never long enough

Friday, January 14th, 2011

While recording bass for an upcoming tune (“Bartender”), we wanted to capture some video of the bass part being recorded. You know, for posterity or something.

We kept trying to get the shot of the final bass part, but wound up with a lot of outtakes. And just as the final take was getting done, the memory card got full. Like, the second before we caught the end of the final bit.

Meh. It’s all fun anyway, and I thought we could funnel all those clips through iMovie for a quick, goofy look at the night’s activities. And here we are:

Make it longer, they said

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

It’s true, as well as entertaining.

The folks at WKNR (ESPN Cleveland) have told us that the theme song for their drive-time sports talk show “Afternoon R & R” with Kenny Roda and Mike Reghi is crazy popular with the listeners. The theme song is an edit of “It’s Alive”, which is from our current record “Wigs & Liquor“, with different lyrics and vocals contributed by Jay Goodman of Skinny Moo.

It makes us feel good that people are digging the song – probably no better feeling.  Except when people ask you for moar.

We’ve been asked to make an extended version of the theme, with lyrics contributed by Kenny Roda himself. After some schedule-jockeying, I was able to extend the edit of the tune and Jay was finally able to come in and put down vocals (he is pictured above singing in some kind of soulful fashion – allegedly).

I’m looking forward to putting the final mix of the longer version together. Hopefully people will find DD69 music as a result, and get into some of our other tunes. That would probably make us feel best of all.