Archive for February, 2011

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.

brain slug records

Friday, February 18th, 2011

on the 11th of the month me and dr. dres got together to record a few songs for our semi-new band. matt was kind enough to let us use the basement while everyone was out (for most of the time)

the new thing is called brain slug. it’s hardcore. it’s dumb. it rules.

this is the first time i have picked up a guitar and attempted writing songs on it. obviously when you hear them you’ll say “you call that writing?” well it was hard for me so BACK OFF!

this was also the first time i contributed guitar equipment to a recording. we used the infamous skullface amp for this recording (which was surprisingly loud) and a borrowed wackadoo pedal. i forget the real name but it was nooiiisey

after andre tuned we blasted through the first song. then we decided to do an “easy” one to keep it moving and it took us about 40 minutes to get through

we eventually got through a few and then decided to try and finish writing an unfinished one while we record… it did not work out well at all. all that happened was i got tired.

andre faced off with the giants football dude for a few hours

then recorded some bass… with my bass guitar. yeah, i bought one. this band is so simple enough that if i can learn it before we’re ready to play shows… and we find a drummer i might just play bass in a band for the first time

of course he banged them shits out in one take – HAVING NEVER PLAYED THEM ON BASS BEFORE – fuckin bastard

scuzzball dude listening to what we got midway through

look at this dude thrashin

after a full day’s work plus overtime matt came home wearing his mc adrock hat. earlier in the day i was like “oh we’ll be out by like 7 o’clock” and he knew better. i should just listen to him seeing as it was 11 pm

we three hung out for a bunch and rapped about a bunch of funny shit. i can’t remember what it was now because i was tired but it was good times. then i took a valley stream train ride home. good times.