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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Planning Ahead

Looks like the next chance I'll get to record something is Thursday evening, and even then it might be a short window. I guess I need to plan what I want to achieve ahead of time.

If I get the chance, I'll record the rhythm guitar for a "whole" song. If I go acoustic that'd be something like "Lessons Learned" (Ray Lamontagne) or "Proud Mary" (Creedence). If I don't have that much time, maybe I'll just have a go at single tracking, double tracking and double tracking with different voicings/inversions to compare the different results. If I go electric then I'll probably pull out "Outside Woman Blues". My only problem with the latter is that the drum parts are actually quite tricky, and I might have to add them in afterwards, which'd be harder (I'm guessing) than having them upfront.

Other than that, not much to record. Ears are still ringing from seeing Placebo last night. Fantastic gig. Lots of energy. Only lightly clipped by beer from one flying pint... Gee, I hope it was beer!


  1. after the Placebo gig... my advice... make sure everything has been washed twice before wearing it again LOL!

  2. I think I'll just burn them, instead!

    As is typical, I only got an hour to play last night so, no, I didn't record anything! Still, at least I got to rock out on "Crossroads" for a bit.

  3. Hi! This is Toni from Barcelona once again.
    Just one question: Does your blackstar ht5 combo make noise (sort of psssss, hummmmmm, clicks, and so on) on the distorted channel? Mine has started with it when I play with a minimum gain and is quite disturbing...

  4. Hi Toni, not that I've noticed! I did have a similar sounding problem but it turned out to be a bad cable, not the amp!

  5. As usual I see you've been doing fuck all around here for the last quarter you lazy goodfornutin'sumbitch. I always said you wuz a slacker. You think you can learn by osmosis don't ya?! Well lemme tell yew sonny Jim, yew can't learn anything if yew don't pick up yer geetar n' play her real sweeet and nice like that white trash boy o' yours.