Last night I was able to get to bed at a decent hour, and so I am now awake and fully functional before 9am which, unfortunately, is a rarity these days. I like to think of myself is something of an early bird, but working late nights disrupts the routine I became accustomed to after college, and prevents me from enjoying the peaceful early hours of the day. Oh well.
For me the mornings are important because that’s when I am able to do a lot of my writing and practicing in solitude. However today (this whole week, I should say) is a bit different. Yesterday my band mate and business partner, Tommy Sklut, and I went over see Mike Hari, our producer and engineer, and to hear the final round of mixes for our upcoming EP. The thing is five tracks long, was written and performed entirely by Tommy and me (with the exception of our good friend and percussion virtuoso, Brett Sleeman who, for a small fee, hammered down some solid drum basics and sent the project off on the right foot), and is the culmination of almost two years of collaboration. We have just the rest of the day to make final suggestions to the mixes, and then everything gets printed and is off to mastering by Nov. 1. Needless to say, we have some decisions to be made.
I would love to say that I could ask for your feedback on these, but I’m afraid that posting the incomplete versions online would warrant some strong language and very disappointed dispositions from both Mike and Tommy, so I’ll have to trust my own ears today. As for the final mixes, I trust that you will certainly give them a listen and give some honest feedback. I, myself, would be disappointed if you didn’t. For now, you can listen to the linked live version of Memories (performed almost a year ago) and get excited for the masters to come back.
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