Mic check!

A simple, two chord jamm to work on a vocal turns into a mic check…
Mic’d the amp rather than run line out from amp to mixer
In search of tone
That’s all… trying a few things/effects with amp mic’d (Shure 57 of course)


New York City Sun

Found something that works
Grabbed some lyrics
jammed it out
Live off the floor
Had to sing quiet because neighbors
Lost it on that first ‘chorus’
Needs something in the middle
Tempo? great? too slow?
Been considering an LR Baggs M80 pickup for this guitar
Missing NYC
Wear stereo headphones for best listening

Some people blend into the avenue grime
With extreme leisure and elements of style
Generous with the Gin they contort their face
In some circles more terrifying than violence

And from the palm of their hand, in the cover of night
Their full-frontal nudity was just another innocent get-together
In their mind
In their mind, but not in their heart

On a New York City sunrise
New York City’s in your eyes
New York City
New York City Sun
New York City showdown
New York City countdown
New York City
New York City Sun

On a silver burning plasma craft
Even the aliens watch the 57 channels
Searching for a world beyond
Thinking all this shit
All this shit must stop

Doll-babies Come Home (New York City Lullabye)

Long jamm
Searching for sounds
Found something interesting so reached over and hit Record
Preproduction for future studio recording and live performance
Lazy Saturday afternoon
Patio door open
Jazz band playing across the street
Wasn’t planning to add a vocal
Live off the floor.
Have to sing quietly ‘cause neighbours and sweetheart napping in the other room. All else straight from amp to mixer to computer.
Click of pedals
Creak of the office chair
Sounds like a piano mixed in. There was no piano mixed in. All acoustic guitar.
All live, looped guitar and percussion.
Better wear stereo headphones or it’ll blow up your computer speaker. God, please no earbuds.
Hmmm… some muted trumpet, an actual cello, a piano…

Doll-babies Come Home (New York City Lullabye)

When they left the theater
They gathered a peculiar crowd
Screamed supercharged divergent themes
Based on hype
Spreading mouth to mouth
Mouth to mouth
Mouth to mouth

A Marilyn Monroe look-alike steps forward and approaches
Smoked glass windows
She’s selling supercharges
She’s selling a pure form of breakdown
It’s ok to breakdown

Several men dressed as ladies
Sour from the glitter
They’re drifting from break ups to Break downs
Coping with blood shot eyes
Blood shot eyes
Blood shot eyes


Soundscape for my Waiting for the Maniacs tune
A soundtrack waiting for a film
Sans vocal
Searching for sound
Searching for textures
Haunted… Haunted is what I do
Acoustic guitar
Omnichord plays a role.
Fill the room with sound

Sorting the tech ("Beauty Leans Her Head")

A day in the office/studio..studio office
Sorting out audio and arrangements for upcoming, live video shoots
No need for my mug
Visuals come later
Need some interesting places to shoot
Wear stereo headphones for best listening results

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Monster Sketch 42

Quick sketch, live loop for a future song…
6 minutes, jamm it out
Quick home recording
Mixer out to laptop
Make mitsakes, see what comes of it
Gotta write lyrics
All acoustic, Even when it doesn’t sound like it
Love that Space Echo at the end (Boss RE-20)
Sounds shitty on a laptop speaker
Wear STEREO HEADPHONES for best listening