April 28, 2016 - 12:59am
I'm watching Airplane Vs Volcano... it's awful.
I'm pretty sure I missed something major... but this movie makes no sense. First off... you can't fight a volcano... it has no arms... second... why would a volcano need fighting? Especially a fight with planes... planes are expensive!
Today was very productive. I laid down a quick drum track as soon as we arrived (11am) and then went to edit while Kyle dug in on guitars.
... drum wise I'm super out of shape.
Since tour, I went straight into The Sole Pursuit album and we set up an acoustic guitar station where my kit would normally be. I think I got home February 26 (?) and I don't think I've played drums more than 5 minutes since then. I'm not proud of that but it happens.
Even when I was at my old studio, sometimes I'd have other drummers kits in for a week or two and I wouldn't get a chance to play.
I don't like playing other peoples set ups... it's really uncomfortable. Even this aft... I tried playing it like "normal" but things are just not where they should be... looks cool though!
... it's fine though... sounds like drums... and it was fun.
Kevin got through a ton of vocals today. That's always a huge piece of the puzzle so I'm glad we're in good shape there.
I know I'm zipping through the day here... I'll be honest... I'm tired... but it went by fast.
The evening ended with Kyle and I doing a few more guitar tracks.
On a slightly funny / studio humour tip... Alex left the room and I was running PrO tOoLs while he was gone... 2 minutes later I get a message his iLok authorization is missing..
For those of you don't know understand this... iLok keys (physical USB key) hold your licenses for the program. Without it, no authorization. No authorization, no running PrO tOoLs.
This is a big deal if you're working in PrO tOoLs 7 days a week... and it could take a week or two to get your licenses back.
Turns out, my plugging my trackball in probably caused a hiccup on the USB buss... but still... Kyle made a joke about it before it was confirmed "ok" but it was potentially NOT GOOD before we knew for sure.
The day ended with Kyle and I playing a game of NBA jam, head-to-head.
... Phoenix Vs Orlando.
I sent it into OT with a 3-point buzzer beater.
... short story shorter, we screwed up the buttons to confirm OT (arcade version) and it ended the game... 51-51... so we'll never know that I won.
I had momentum.
Steak 'n Shake is crossed off my list of places to try. It was good... the chocolate shake I got was the business though... I was half done it before we got our food.
Ok... I should get to bed... maybe the pics from today will reminded me of other stuff that happened but for the most part... I'm really noticing how I still haven't really seen anything, "tourist" wise.
It's sorta like being on tour... a bit of driving, but it's really just back and forth from the gig.
... not complaining... just hard for some people to understand I can be gone for 2 weeks and not have really seen anything. Empire Sound Studio is pretty awesome though... I'd sleep there if I could... they have video games.
... lots of'em.
Mike Hough arrives tomorrow. He filmed / produced the "making of" DVD for the Starry Eyes album I did with Parabelle. I look forward to hangin' with him a few days... I'll be honest, he's missed a lot of gold the last 2 weeks... but I'm sure there'll be enough the next few days to justify the trip.
Ok... I really need sleep!
... 2 days left.
- Mike :-)
P.S. Too tired to edit/re-read this tonight. Hopefully fine in the morning. lol.
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