Yesterday, I wrapped up recording guitars on “Lori won’t get out of my way!” The song needed some beef, and I think the new guitar parts add just that. The parts are more varied than on other songs, as I used BOTH acoustic and distortion sounds, all from the ol’ Marshall stack. Of course, the… Continue reading Another One Down!
“Sneaky” Pete Bauer made his way to my living room studio on Sunday, where he laid down some hot harmonica tracks over the bed for “Let’s get funky!” This shit is HOTTT!! Anyway, give Pete’s work on “Let’s get Funky!” a listen! http://www.cryns.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/01%20Let%27s%20Get%20Funky!%20with%20Harmonica%20(Unmixed).mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download
I spent a few hours yesterday pounding out some licks for “Rock Star” on my Electric Hamer guitar and Marshall JCM 900 stack. Overall I am satisfied with the parts, but they don’t hold water next to Kevin’s wailing guitar solo at the end of the song. Listen to Rock Star! http://www.cryns.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/bounce_Rock-Star-6-10-09.mp3Podcast: Play in new… Continue reading Rock Star
Yesterday, I recorded electric guitar parts for “It’s time to decide!”, which is a track off of our forthcoming release, Faraway Farm. The parts are sweet and smooth, straying towards the acoustic edge of the Marshall stack than the other parts I have been recording recently. Listen to “It’s time to decide!“ http://www.cryns.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/01-Its-Time-to-Decide-I-Promise-You-Everything..mp3Podcast: Play in… Continue reading It's Time To Decide – Sweet Sounds Coming out of the Marshall Stack!
Sometimes I wonder why I am doing this. I wonder why I spend, perhaps, thousands of hours a year writing, practicing, recording, and performing music that there is a distinct chance will not make a noticeable impression on anybody. And then I talk to Bavery, and it all becomes clear. I do it, because I… Continue reading One of Those Days…
Yesterday, I spent 6 hours recording some scorching ambiance and lead lines for “2 Sisters“. Every time I plug my Marshall stack in, I get lost in the beautiful noises that it makes. It has surprising range and crunches when I push it. My solid state Fender Princeton Chorus, on the other hand, produces a… Continue reading 2 Sisters with Some Edge, mp3
It’s been a while since I played “Kirsten Dunst” with a band. The song, which was put on tape during my run with the Speakeasy Heroes in the summer of 2000, has remained a fan favorite (and a Toby favorite) despite the fact that I only play it when I play solo at unsuspecting coffee… Continue reading Kirsten Dunst to Make an Appearance at Dinkytowner Tonight!
Rich Horton, the motivated young gent who owns the Twin Cities’ best local music magazine (Rift Magazine), was kind enough to invite me to participate in the online version of Rift Magazine’s 36-Hour Songwriting Competition. The rules of the competition are simple: Write one song within the given timeframe (36-hours). Record and submit an mp3… Continue reading My Rift Magazine 36-Hour Songwriting Contest Submission – "…in San Francisco"