Saturday, January 30, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Getting There.

Last week's leg in the studio was very productive! As for now we have gotten all of the drums tracked. I know that doesn't sound like much but believe you me that is a big step! It means that we have all the songs arranged, the direction has been decided, and there is no going back. Actually there is going back, we could re-record all the drums if we wanted, maybe nobody else in the entire world will like that we are now a prog rock jam band. (we are not a prog rock jam band) and that the entire album was produced by Ziggy Marley (no, it wasn't). So yeah. We can do WHATEVER WE WANT.

We have a lot of the basic tracks like bass and rhythm guitars and such. So I guess what I'm trying to say is we're getting there! This next month will be very important. There is no textbook for how long the bass solo should be, or which rapper will guest appear in which song. Things like this take time, and time doesn't grow on trees. But in the tiniest and most inconsequential part of the course of the human race, amidst earthquakes, wars, shady politicians, NBC's horrible decisions and the final season of LOST, Oh No Oh My is writing their new album, and their goal is to be done recording by SXSW 2010. Thats like a month and a half! Now there's no guarantee we will make it, and the album would still need to be mixed, and then mastered. But that stuff is boring, and there won't be any video's of us sitting around demanding for more phaser on the vocals. Cause thats like a given.

So yeah, the light at the end of this "finish the album" tunnel is growing larger every day. Our goal is mid March. yeah!


Saturday, January 2, 2010

My 10 Favorite Things I've Listened To In The Year Preceding 2010:

I thought I would make a short list of my favorite music this past year. You'll notice a lack of "new" releases, as the only album I bought last year that also released last year was Bat For Lashes. Anyway, this is the music I've been listening to that's been inspiring me over the past year, with highlights noted in parenthesis.

1. Ella Fitzgerald - Sings The Jerome Kern Songbook (and pretty much any other songbook, but my definite favorite song is "Why Was I Born?')

2. The Beatles in Mono (Can't choose just one album, but my favorite song at the moment is "Martha My Dear")

3. Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One (Sugarcube...sooooo goooooood)

4. Burl Ives (just in general, but "Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly)" and "Buckeye Jim" are highlights)

5. Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire De Melody Nelson (I love it all)

6. Bat For Lashes - Two Suns ("Siren Song" and obviously, "Daniel" are great)

7. Yo La Tengo - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out

8. The Zombies - Odyssey and Oracle ("Care of Cell 44")

9. Nico - Chelsea Girl

10. Joanna Newsom - "Sprout and the Bean" & "Peach, Plum, Pear"

Honorable Mentions:
Donovan - Jennifer Juniper
Miley Cyrus - Party In The USA
R. Kelly - Trapped in a Closet (Parts 1-13

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Hope everyone had a good new years eve and has a wonderful 2010!

"Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average… which means, you have met your New Year's resolution."
-Jay Leno