[quote] I finally turned on the computer yesterday to churn out my first song for the Cryns #3 Songwriting Workshop. Ever since recording Boulder back in 2005, I have had this dream of recording a whole album of gospel songs that a church choir could sing. In fact, some day I hope to gather a… Continue reading Songwriting Workshop #1 Result – "Salvation"
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
My brothers and sisters and I used to say this rhyme: Jean Jean made a machine. Jo Jo made it go. Art Art blew a fart and blew the whole damn thing apart! For fun, I threw a beat and a guitar part behind the tag line, added some great fart sounds I pulled off… Continue reading Jean Jean Made a Machine
I just realized that I forgot to attach the “2 Sisters” mp3 from yesterday’s post. That’s okay, though, because I am attaching it to this post…AND MORE!!! I need your help. We are in the process of deciding on a final mix for our new record and would love to hear your feedback on the… Continue reading Help Me Mix My New Record! Feedback Needed!
(Above: 2 Sisters/SoulSistas at our show last Saturday) Hi! We are rolling! Rolling, I tell ya! Here is a link to our most recent mixdown of “2 Sisters” from our forthcoming record. We are looking for mixing feedback at present – things like “the vocals are too quiet”, “I can’t hear the kick drum”, etc.… Continue reading Mixdown of "2 Sisters" – Feedback?
It seems that one song off our new record is emerging as the early fan favorite – “I’m Quittin’ My Job!”. I wrote this song two years ago before I quit my former employ. It is wrought full of swear words but also speaks that uplifting, self-liberating phrase that we all have wanted to yell… Continue reading I'm Quittin' My Job! – Thoughts?
We have been diligently working on the new record with Noah (my brother and superb music producer) and I think we are at a point where I can start sharing some stuff. This recording is still a rough mix and hasn’t been mastered yet, but it’s pretty cool, nonetheless. What do you think? Colleen Album… Continue reading What do you think of "Colleen"?