A few years back I started recording an album with the local band Bright & Shiny. It appears that the album is now on Production Hell and may never see the light of day. I was given temporary tracks to record along to. This was helpful but frustrating at the

This weekend I added a new cymbal to my setup.  It’s a Sabian Vault Custom Shop HH 22″ ride with a semi-lathed pattern on the top and a completely lathed underside.   I used it at our regular Sunday gig at McNallly’s Taproom (we play each Sunday from 3:00 –

I think I may have settled on a final design for a recording studio desk. This satisfies all of my requirements. It’s mobile. It doesn’t take up much space. It is self contained. It has amenities for both the studio engineer and the talent.   The plan is that it

Several months back I discovered a musical device called The Apprehension Engine.  It was created by Tony Duggin-Smith for Mark Korven who is a film composer who was looking for some new sounds to use when creating horror film scores. I’ve knocked around the idea for a while and I’ve

The recording for the upcoming album by Bright & Shiny is progressing well.  I have been playing around with the video for a few songs and although it isn’t finished, I decided to share an early version of one of the videos. I’m playing around with the title sequence and

Recording Progress – Bright & Shiny This weekend I managed to get time to record two more songs for Bright & Shiny.  The two songs are titled This Waiting and The End Holding Your Hand. I was particularly happy to get The End Holding Your Hand recorded because of how

 Over the weekend I auditioned for a band.  It was a situation where I was brought in to replace an existing drummer so the songs were already structured and written out.  I knew pretty quickly into the audition that it wasn’t going to work out.  Stylistically, I wasn’t a good

Last night I attended a concert by Terry Bozzio, the former drummer for Frank Zappa. It would normally take a lot for me to go to a 2-hour concert featuring only a drummer, but Terry is different.  His tunes are creative and detailed and he has excellent showmanship.  I really