unwilling to spend money or use resources; stingy or frugal : parsimonious New Hampshire voters, who have a phobia about taxes.
Glen thinks me rather PARSIMONIOUS for not joining him for a cheap Lucky Star lunch across the street. And he may be right.
Some minor tweaks on the Fundamentals’ mixes to start the morning followed by more cleaning up of Melanie Peterson’s bed tracks (chipping away on those), laid down a bass track on Joy Thompson’s song and some one pass takes of banjitar on the porch songs that I’ve been working on with Morgan Doctor.
the triangular upper part of the front of a building in classical style, typically surmounting a portico of columns.
In the next Alien Invasion film to hit the silver screen, the first thing those little astro-blighters will rain their lazer cannons on will be some historical building with a decent PEDIMENT worthy of decimating.
I spent a good part of the day updating Fundamentals’ mixes in Version 2.0 of their first full length. Edited the beds to one of Melanie Peterson’s bed tracks. Remixed a song for Prince Perry’s super secret project and then trashed it – the mix, I mean.
Tomorrow, I will be updating those Fundamentals mixes one more time and getting to a bunch of neglected projects, fueled by large mugs of coffee.
Here are some songs that highlight rooftops and a little geometry – namely the triangle. It’s all worth cranking up to eleven.
Reddish brown, eh? Much like the bloodstains on these Slaughterhouse walls. Hard to wash off.
Mark Zilman came by today to tune up the piano for sessions this week with Melanie Peterson and Joy Thompson. As an added bonus he worked on the pedals, too.
The main part of today has been dedicated to doing a fresh round of updates on the Fundamentals’ mixes. Giving them more of a … RUSSET flavour.
Some time was spent working on one of the bed tracks from Melanie’s session. It was an even smoother performance that I remember from Pete Lambert – doing a very solid set of Motown beats.
Changing gears to start working on medical songs with Mel Borins.
Trying to stick to the RUSSET theme, here are some songs that are loosely held together.
Today’s word of the day is awfully high in mercury. Piscatorial doesn’t come up in conversation much, so it (the word) may be feeling a little neglected. To get in the spirit of things, I’ve decided to make a quick themed playlist. I dedicate it to our sea dwelling friends who can’t help but get scooped up, hooked up and/ or poisoned by us.
Lucent is the word of the day, but it was a day of cloud cover, some rain, a power outage and one exploding carafe. The perfect day off. Watched 12 Angry Men with my kid and it occurred to me that perhaps Mayor Rob Ford could use a viewing of this film, maybe learn a bit about the “soft-sell”… among other things.
Looking for a new carafe if anyone is getting rid of one…
Well, the public demands it and so I will deliver. The next word of the day, Bloviate. A delicious verb meaning to speak pompously.
Today I performed all sorts of tasks. Upright bass parts for some music that I’m doing with Morgan Doctor, a mix update for The Fundamentals, laying in sound effects for a super secret project with Prince Perry, a quicky ska demo of Lonesome Tears (Beck) and a guitar overdub session with Alistair of Donalyn. There were a few other little things, but I’m happy to be home. Mind you, everyone is asleep including the cat who didn’t even get up to yawn at me.
I’ve been reading North And South (Elizabeth Gaskell) and In Other Worlds (Margaret Atwood) – anytime Toronto City Council has another big vote I reach for the Atwood. Both books are on extended loan from the library. They’ve been having good striking weather until today.
For the ears, it’s been Howlin Wolf, Ravel, Augustus Pablo and The Clash.
Since January 1st, we’ve been using one of those Word Of The Day desk calendar note pads. Each day a new pearl from the land of fascinating words is revealed. Oh yes, words such as autodidact, dendroid, picayune and fop to list a few. Today though, today, we were given google – the verb, of course. Shouldn’t it take a couple of more years before that word goes on record officially? Isn’t there some obligatory gestation phase before a word is crapped out the other end of a dictionary? Don’t get me wrong, I don’t fully object to having such a ridiculous word, one which is so firmly a part of our daily inter-web ritual, being “eventually” let into the annals of respectable vocables, such as podcast was a few years back. Look at me, I’m most likely misusing all sorts of great words, but at least I know that these words are worthy of getting thrown around with abandon! It’s too soon! And very much like the time I told a girl I was seeing for a brief period that I “love(d)” her and almost fell forward into a chasm of awkward silence, I say “shhh to you, unworthy word, live a little more, travel the world, go hiking in Europe for a few weeks and then, and only then, when you and the rest of the Earth are ready, hop into my Word Of The Day desk calendar note pad.” On that day, I’ll be excited to wake up to you.
Finally, someone “gets” my work – and then some. There are some very illuminating analyses of the songs on Prince Perry’s Love At The End Of The Century CD. Steve Shafer’s review is thorough, enthusiastic and a thrilling read from top to bottom. Not to be missed. A thumb’s up!
Thanks for making my day, Steve, especially after this damn “google” incident.
Last night The Howling Bullets released their EP, From the Public Domain. It was a show at the Cadillac Lounge complete with make up and a little Burlesque to accompany their dual bass assault. The EP was recorded in a total of 24 hours spread out over two 12 hour days. Each song cuts through the muck, each one ending in death. Lyrically, of course. Now there’s no stopping them.
Just finished off from 2 long days with Wool And Howl working on their next EP. This particular EP will mostly be an acoustic venture, we tracked acoustic guitar, upright bass, drums and vocals live off the floor. Following that we overdubbed piano, harmonium and more vocals including guest vocalist (honourary member Britton Alison from The Cavaliers). Now with the meat and potatoes of it complete I look forward to the next steps with the percusion, horns and soundscaping – which may mean anything from creaking noises, plinks and plonks to weezing bellows. To be continued once I’m done mixing The Fundamentals LP.
Listening to Attagirl’s EP which will be off to master today with Richard G. Benoit. Also sending off instrumental mixes to Michelle McKibbon for licensing options.
Some stuff I’ve been listening to…