I found an old song map notebook stuffed into my suitcase that I used early/middle last year for some projects. The notes are for songs by Shoney Lamar & the Equal Rights, Mr. Kowalsky, School for Robots, and the as-yet untitled Clinton Degan project, scrawled roughly either while writing or learning them with the bands. They include the usual guides such as “Verse,” “Chorus,” “Intro” and so forth, as well as such made-sense-at-the-time bits as “ratatats,” “Octopussy tag,” “glory section,” “funny kick,” “quietish,” and more. And apparently I only know how to spell “ritard.”
I know I’ve got some notes from older and other projects kicking around somewhere. I’ll try to find those and add to the photo set because I think it’s a pretty funny thing to look back on and scratch the ol’ noggin over.
Grant of Electric Laser People just sent us all this old clip, and I thought I’d share it. I hadn’t even put it on my media page. The Cambridge scene cornerstone, All Asia, has since been leveled for new MIT facilities, so here’s to the fond memories.
I’m currently in Germany but some things I recorded before I left are still cooking back home. I’ve recently added a few links in the Discography and Media section and will continue to do so as projects continue to wrap. Happy 2014.
A couple things have come out in the time that I’ve been busy slacking on my blogging.
I got to venture back into The Den in North Reading, home of the certified most laid-back recording sessions possible, and lair of Doug Batchelder, engineer and guitarist extraordinaire. We cut a red-in-the-middle-rock arrangement of Jackson C. Frank’s “Blues Runs the Game” that Bill had put together a couple weeks prior. Bill played rhythm guitar while he sang, and Doug handled all the other strings.
A band I was in for about two years called 28 Degrees Taurus is about to release a full length album, and has put out a little single in advance. My drums are on all three songs, but apparently only “Vast Majestic” will be on the full-length. I cut these drums about a year ago so I’m happy to know they’re finally seeing the light of day.
Self recorded with Lance-dynamo at the helm, the album took a couple months of recording and mixing and many more of writing. We hope you enjoy it. Note we do have physical copies for order through Bandcamp. Thanks for your time.