Recording Session - Snake Ranch
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I was booked by my Dad as assistant Producer for the day on Friday. Two original songs, with five musicians booked, and John Etchells engineering.
Some other dogs tell me I only get this work because of this long word called 'nepotism', but I know its cause I'm really good at what I do.
We had to track two songs - written by my Dad and Josh, performed by Mark Brzezicki on drums, Hugh Burns on guitars, Dave Williamson on Bass, Josh Phillips on piano and Leo Sayer on voice.
|Here I am making some important aural decisions with John Etchells whilst occupying what is commonly known as the producers chair.||This is one of Hugh's Stratocasters - and it makes a fine place to rest while I let the important decisions take care of themselves....||
Hugh Burns with his La'Arrivee being microphone recorded.
He said 'There is no right or wrong way to play - as long as its done with conviction.'
I tried using this approach when I went out to do my business on the rough streets of Chelsea, and it really worked.
Friends may come and go but this is my really good mate - Tiitos dad... who is always really special to me.
Its all in the eye contact.
|Sometime I have to beat him up to ensure I get the best performance out of him....|
|This is the bassman on the session. Ming. The other boys wouldnt let him go in the big room with them - buit I really like him.||Meanwhile inside the big room - the piano guy is striking up. This is a sound I feel really comfortable with. Most of the time I like to lie around here - although today I am a bit off with him - cause he put me in the back of the mercedes, and laughed when the rolls of tape nearly crushed me with each corner.||He gets all this space to himself - which I think is because none of the others guys want to be near a dog molestor like him.||This is where they run through their parts before the recording starts||Every so often they come into the control room - where sometimes they question my authority - and I am forced to nip the occasional trouser. Happily there is enough chocolate in the room to make everybody happy. You may notice the dog molestor trying to win my favour with a chocolate bribe.|
|Its a long day here - and I take my occasional nap in the place I have learnt is safest.||This is a trick photo. I dont really live between the speakers - but the guys thought it would be funny to set it up - and I was happy to humour them. Musicians are so easily amused.||And at the end of the day - I was happy with the two tracks recorded and my run in with that snotty Chelsea red setter. Pretty tired though - and looking forward to getting out of the big smoke and back to my Country ways...||You can download an MP3 version of the song we recorded HERE.|
Wallace's favorite music, without which none of this would be possible, is available here
This is meditation music - beautiful soundscapes incorporating notes, frequencies and tempos woven into a harmonious musical blend using only positive elements, to raise individual consciousness, align you with the spiritual laws and enable you to upgrade your life experience, helping you enhance and uphold a positive attitude and enjoyment of life. It works great on dogs too. Whenever this music comes on - I lie by the speaker for an uplifitng snooze.