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some b&ws

Monday, February 28th, 2011

i scanned a bunch of stuff together so here’s some shit grouped up

first is a few from deep pockets practice in astoria

it’s hard to tell from these shots but conor and justin were having some sort of guitar dual where one noise described justin’s way of life and another conor’s…

i dunno?

here’s me and chuck on our way out to the island, heading toward the ES show at kristin and duncan’s new crib. man i am so fuckin over the cold

matt picked us up and i guess had an arizona

this didn’t expose right (it’s an automatic camera – what did i expect) but here’s charlotte and gear with me in the shotgun position

here’s some of the crowd at the show… pretty packed in. connor fitz is a good dude, so is billy brennan, and so if laura cat with the elf hair, and so is conor hickey with half glasses. that’s all i can make out for now

the whole night i think brian drank and lectured chris about past life stuff. “i used to be young and people were young too!” brian has a baby btw…

chic crowd, lotsa shiny happy faces

charlotte givin me a smile during their set

after the show we went back to my mom’s to stay. convenient that the show was in patchogue. we got to see jake

he’s a damn cute cat.

chris (who’s lady-killer locks are getting long) stayed out at matt’s and drove back to the h-ville train with us

later that week andre came over to my place to record a second guitar track for the ____ ___ demo. whatever the band is named now. i ran a mic from my bedroom into the bathroom to get a larger sound from the tiny amp he brought. you may think this is weak but i just read that the antidote thou shall not kill 7″ was recorded on an amp this size too

“duurrrr” sez andre in his new shirt

he knocked these suckers out right quick for the most part

as with the last session i think one thing gave him a bit of trouble but everything else was one take

oh maybe it was the sooolooo i made him do. it’s super youth crew and it rules

now we just gotta add vocals and shit. should start that soon.


Saturday, January 8th, 2011

i did a bunch of recording this month. everything sucks FINALLY rounded up chris and he recorded his bass tracks to our new shit. two new songs that’ll be on a single with a zine from matt. it’s going to be good.

tracking the bass didn’t take very long, maybe 40 minutes? which makes crazy that it could’ve been done months ago

before chris could record the vocals brian did it for him verbally. check it out. it was the best thing. ever.

also he insured that chris remembered how to play it by showing him personally

things got a little hot and heavy

those crazy guys. so pumped for these two new songs. i really hope they are done soon.

we started the deep pockets demo in november and are just about done. should be done, or close to being done by monday. also you can see one important thing in any recording process is pretzels and gatorade.

conor and i thought that using a blanket he had in his car to absorb some of the bleed sound would probably be a good idea. we realized it totally wasn’t necessary and took it down

the usual amp in between the drums to cut some more sound

here’s justin setting up his bass amp. we pointed it into the other room and put the mic in there with it

here’s my drums and some legs. i didn’t notice justin wasn’t wearing socks until i looked at this picture

here’s matt, justin and conor listening to some of the first takes of the day.

here’s the dudes working some stuff out. we eventually got back together to do some overdubs, then vocals, then vocals, then vocals, then vocals. so should be done soon and we’ll be making some tapes together with mike andriani. stoked for a new project to finally begin.