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Tales from Karma Frog: Recording Update

Another productive recording day at Karma Frog on Monday. I tracked the master vocals for four songs for the new record. I was very pleased with the performances. My producer Adam, was very supportive and gave me some good coaching along the way. One of the numbers required channeling a bit of James Brown and Barry Gibb simultaneously. That means really getting loose. Like I said, I am thrilled with the results. Preliminary mixes are the business of the next two weeks. We are well on our way with a remake of "Supermodels With Gatling Guns" and one of my collaborations with Bryan Farrar, which Adam is now thinking might make a great single. Plus, Adam threw a whole bunch of Hammond organ onto a handful of tracks. Welcome to 1975.

The other vocals were for the LP's title track, and another big ballad that will take a sonic journey to my sophomore year of high school. Fortunately, the heat didn't bear down on us in the studio, until we took our breaks outside. It was a gorgeous day in Reseda, just hot as blazes.

Following the recording session, I met up with Bryan and Matt Soule to rehearse for tomorrow night's show at Molly Malone's. This will be my first live performance with my band in a year. I have spent the past twelve months guest starring, which is a gas, with Adam's band for his various tribute shows. And of course, I have been writing and recording. But now, it's showtime!

I have lost track of the number of times that David Bash has been gracious enough to present me as a part of his International Pop Overthrow Festivals here and abroad. I am looking forward to the show tomorrow for several reasons: nothing beats live music, I'm debuting a new song and my friends the Resonant Heads are on after me. It's going to be a fun night. I am on at 9:45, but I recommend getting there early to check out the other acts. And of course, stick around for the Res Heads. A Talent For Loving will be on sale at the merch stand if you don't own it. And there will be free glossy IPO programs. Be sure to check them out, they are great souvenirs of the event.

Sunday, I performed a solo acoustic version of Bruce Springsteen's "The Wrestler" at church. Always fun to do something unusual for the good church folk. I also read the scripture from Genesis, Jacob wrestling with God. Get it? I felt the two went well together.

Tonight, I'm taking it easy. I'll practice bass parts and pick out the wardrobe for tomorrow. I look forward to seeing many of you at the show.

Peace and Disco Beats


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