Monday, February 06, 2006


My post about my cousin (below) generated a lot of very kind messages from y'all. Thank you very much. It's amazing how many good people I've come in contact with over the last few years, and that I haven't alienated them all.

The weekend was busy. Friday night we did two mixes for Geek Farm, destined to go on a demo CD they'll use to get gigs. We're going to do one more and then I expect the Geeks will be coming soon to a theatre near you. Once the three are finished we'll put them up on our podcast as well.

I'm sure I did something Saturday but I can't remem- oh yeah, we spent the day working with KIDD, tracking for his "mix tape." Most of these tunes are made up of beats you may have heard before, but with KIDD's own lyrics and hooks. It seems you can purchase the beats used by folks like 50 Cent and Eminem, in some cases before the stars' versions of the songs even come out. I'm not sure about the royalty structure for this kind of thing, but KIDD isn't selling anything, so.....

Anyhow, lots of rap on Saturday. We did mixes of 5 songs in about 45 minutes (not recommended) and sent K I Doubles on his way.

Yesterday Mike and JohnBass (not his real name) from Strikes Again! came in and we worked on the mix of "Ripped Open," roughing it up and working on automation. As I said to Mike at some point, the first stage of automation (writing the moves the faders make as a song progresses) is just to make it sound like there is no automation; to keep all of the relative levels the same even as things are getting louder and softer. We're making progress.

Wrapped things up with the Super Bowl. Happy the Steelers won. Didn't have any wings, but Annie made some nachos and Buck played with his Giggle Cow, so it was all good.


At 1:00 PM, Blogger Jackson said...

Nachos are as good as a super bowl repast as any. Giggle Cows rule!

At 1:11 PM, Blogger Chrispy said...

The Giggle Cow is one of the greats.

At 4:19 PM, Blogger Tony Alva said...

Are Giggle Cow's the dog equalivalant of catnip?

At 4:32 PM, Blogger Chrispy said...

I think, for Buck, a new bone is the equivalent of catnip, in that he will roll around on it, throw it across the room, and do a little puppy dance when he gets one. They make him a little nutty (I've got a crack on my acoustic guitar to prove it).

When Buck really starts in with the chewing he won't be distracted. We call this the "Bone Zone".

At 10:04 AM, Blogger Dave Cavalier said...

Is it possible that Buck is a doodle?

At 10:08 AM, Blogger Chrispy said...

Not only possible, but probable.

Someday, when the Yellow Brooklyn Doodle Dog is finally recognized by the AKC, Buck will be right there.

He's also a Zoozle, as well as a Bobo.

Dave, how are the WMD's? Can we have more pictures of these two? When will they be visiting us again?

At 4:48 PM, Blogger Dave Cavalier said...

Pix up chez Misanthrope.


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