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Cross Canada Tour begins!

Excellent! The Cross Canada Tour has begun, with my first stop in Thessalon, ON. The Auld Kirk is a really cool old church that has been converted into a venue, movie theatre, photo studio and all around ‘hang out spot’ in one! Played a really intimate show, and then I showcased the stop animation music video in the little theatre! That, and I was treated to a delicious breakfast omelette with home grown garden vegetables and fresh bread. I’m off to a good start! The picture is from after the show once I had set up a cot in the corner, and started to work on finishing my MA thesis (submitted today!). Hooray for late nights!

Here’s me trying to look badass while driving a Ford Focus wagon. Is it convincing? I didn’t think so.

Tonight I’m off to Sudbury!

Recording continues….Day __?

So it’s been a long time since I updated the recording blog…I personally blame the fact that I no longer have access to high speed internet, as well as the fact that I was supremely swamped while working on my MA thesis.

Regardless, we’ve added tons of new things, and we’re even starting vocals today!

This is how excited myself and Chris Dorota (audio engineer mastermind) are right now.

More updates soon!

Studio Day 9

So after 7 days of working on both acoustic and electric guitars, they are all done! However…there is still one more thing that needs to be done with them: I need to royally abuse my old Fender, by laying it down on a baffle, attaching some mics to it, and slapping away like it was a hand drum. For those of you that haven’t seen me live, I used to beat that guitar into submission all the time, using it for ‘kickdrum’ sounds. I would also slap and tap the neck of the guitar to get percussive ‘handdrum’ sounds as well as a variety of other stuff. That’s all that needs to be done, BUT…I’m taking a short break from recording in order to focus on some other things:
the MA thesis is still being worked on. My transcribing machines finally arrived from the States the other day, so I’ve been diligently working my fingers every day, either by typing out hours of interviews, or laying down tracks for the album.
Secondly, I’m also working on another soundtrack. This short film is called ‘The Drink’ and has been put together by Apple Wagon Films. I also happened to be one of the 2 main actors, so it’s really neat to add atmospheric music that compliments the visual foreground.

[photo by Shannon Lepere]