Friday, January 04, 2008


Thursday night might have been crazy in Iowa, but it was a wild one on both Coasts as well. Britney lost her kids and we did a session with Get Help - coincidence? Well, yeah, but it's still fun to compare the relative time lines of Britney's night and ours. I didn't adjust for the time difference between New York and LA 'cause then it doesn't work, and time is relative anyhow.

6:30 p.m.: Tony has arrived at Smoke and Mirrors (Mike is already present). We all discuss how cold it is outside. In Los Angeles it's 75 and sunny.

7 p.m.: Britney's scheduled time to hand over custody of Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 15 months, to Kevin Federline's bodyguard. In Brooklyn, we are scheduled to to remove 8 bars from the introduction to "Stomach."

7:02 p.m. K-Fed's bodyguard attempts to remove the children. Chris attempts to remove 8 bars from the introduction to "Stomach."

7:11 p.m.: Chris attempts to remove 8 bars from the introduction to "Stomach."

7:12 p.m.: Spears refuses to release her babies to Federline's muscle. Mike asks Chris why he doesn't try the "Stomach" edit on the downbeat; Chris has no response.

8:30 p.m.: Police arrive at Spears' home after being called about a "custodial dispute." In Brooklyn, the outside temperature has dropped to 16 degrees, but the Accuweather Real Feel Temperature is more like 6.

8:35 p.m. Federline's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, arrives at Spears' crib. At precisely the same time, I leave the studio on a rare Beer and Cigarettes run. Tony pays.

8:36 p.m.: Damn! It's f'ng cold.

8:42 p.m.: I return with 8 beers, 2 malt beverages, and a pack of Marlboro Lights. The change is 75 cents, which I forget to give Tony.

8:43 - 9:00 pm - presumably, Federline's lawyer tries to get his client's Babymama to "do this the easy way." At this point she has the cops, K-Fed's goon and lawyer, and half of the Beverly Hills Fuzz at her house. We've moved on to "Life is Full of Surprises."

9:01 p.m.: We all agree that Tony's vocals sound "great." It occurs to me that we should use Take 1 on Part 2 and Take 2 on Part 1.

9:02 p.m.: Kaplan leaves Spears' home.

9:03 p.m.: Small Chronic Break (both locations)

9:30 p.m.: Ted draws, then renders, a fade between two bits of Mike's vocal on "Town Fires." No one present can "hear the edit," which is good. In Los Angeles the media has mobilized and the Spears Compound is under tight surveillance.

10:08 p.m.: News helicopters hover over Spears' property. Officer Jason Lee of the Los Angeles Police Department observes that she appears to be under the influence of an "unknown substance." You can write your own joke for this one.

10:50 p.m.: The fire department arrives at Spear's hideaway. We prop open the door to the hallway to "get some air."

11:04 p.m.: I tell Buck we need to "call his mother" (Annie). We head toward the back alley in search of a cellphone signal.

11:05 p.m.: Paramedics take a gurney and a backboard into Spears' home. Buck takes Suspicious Chicken to the back alley and refuses to bring it back in.

11:06 p.m.: CBS reports a mental evaluator is also called to Brit's abode. "Thoughts from a room with no windows" reports nothing.

11:25 p.m.: An ambulance pulls into Spears' driveway, parking behind her car. In Brooklyn, the studios alcohol reserves are running low.

11:26 p.m.: We decide to "wrap it up."

11:50 p.m.: An ambulance carrying Spears and other emergency vehicles leave the scene en route to Cedars Sinai Hospital; it's reported that Sean Preston and Jayden James are also taken in for evaluation. Tony and Mike exit 17 Moultrie Street and (presumably) are taken home in an ambulance, other emergency vehicle, or public transportation.


At 11:36 AM, Blogger Dave Cavalier said...

I hate to say it, but I really do feel for Britney at this point. She is clearly very screwed up and I think her career (and earning potential) are just about dead. It was fun to mock her for being an ignorant hillbilly for a while, but now it is just sad. I hope she gets some real help this time.

At 1:26 PM, Blogger Chrispy said...

I couldn't agree with you more. Imagine helicopters following you to the hospital after you refuse to hand your infant over to K-Fed's bodyguard. Of course, it's inevitable in a celebrity obsessed culture. Still, very sad.

At 9:52 PM, Blogger Jackson said...

Like Mike and Tony, I don't think we've seen the last of Britney.

At 11:30 AM, Blogger Tony Alva said...

I think she has three lawsuits filed against her by papanazi's for running over there feet.

Where the fuck is her family? Oh yeah...

I'm about leaving her alone at this point too.


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