Max's move to middle school

IMG_2797So today my son Max graduates from elementary school and will begin that awkward path towards teenhood. I was not a fan of middle school at all! However he is academically way more advanced than I was when I was his age. Maybe he will have a better go of it than I did.I wish him all the luck in the world... He’ll need it!!!Congratulations Max!

Music stuff

I’ve been mixing songs for my solo record in the last few weeks. I only have to finish lyrics on one more song!
Most of the songs have been tracked and I’ve finished almost all of the overdubs etc.

Most musicians are perfectionists with recording.. I’m not one of those.. I record very quick and try everything possible to keep the early takes.. and not because I like the ‘vibe’ it’s because it’s a pain in the ass to have to re-track stuff I’ve already laid down!
It’s usually when I’m mixing that I hit the wall and get pissed enough to fix shitty recordings and bad timing etc. UGH! It’s like pulling teeth!

When I work with other people I’m fine with getting the right take. That’s why it has taken me so long to finish this project. I fight with the tracks till I’m forced to fix shit!

I’ll post some samples here soon.

Peace

Rj