I haven’t been here in a while, as a few of you have figured out, but I’ve been spending all my time working on music instead of updating the blog.
Ok, just kidding, but seriously, there hasn’t been a lot to talk about. I did start a couple of posts that I didn’t finish, but they were mostly of the “soooo busy” variety. That’s probably why I didn’t finish them, come to think of it.
Here’s the short version:
Bought a house and all that entails
Played a bunch of music in front of a ton of people (MAGFest, PAX, Asheville)
Played a dream gig (w/Jonathan Coulton at PAX East)
Recorded an album (other than this one)
Recorded some MM tracks (working on one now, by the way)
Started recording ANOTHER not-this-album
Learned way more than I originally wanted to about small engine repair
Learned way more than I originally wanted to about toilet repair
I could go on.
So that’s why things have been slow going on the Yes Mayhem front. I’m pleased to report that although progress has been slow, it has still been progress. I can report that primary instrumental tracking for all songs is done. DONE. There is one song that is waiting on vocals, and a couple that are waiting on some odds and ends and fixing. I’m planning a blitz to knock out these last remaining issues. James and I are going to lock ourselves in the studio, just like old times, and record and mix and giggle.
In the meantime, just to prove that I’m actually doing something, here’s a song that just got finished. This is an unmastered semi-rough mix, and it is subject to change before it’s final, but I’m pretty pleased with it.
James Moats: vocals, guiro
Grant Henry: guitar
Dan Taylor: bass
Kevin Lawrence: drums
featuring Jason “Xoc” Cox: crapparatus