Wednesday, February 17, 2010


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Monday, February 08, 2010

Rhinkeberger vs Recording

This past weekend, Rhinkeberger headed into the studio to record it's first album. A guy named Chris Douglas did the recording for us, out at his studio on a farm just outside of Colonsay (that's co-LON-say, not COLON-say), and while I'm not an expert in these matters, I think he did an outstanding job of making us sound at least kind of ok. The whole process was a lot of fun, but by Sunday afternoon, I was completely exhausted, and I didn't even have to do much of anything the 2nd day. We're still a long way from hearing the final product, but I'm cautiously optimistic that we may wind up with something resembling a decent record.

We headed out late Friday night, set everything up, messed around a little just to see how everything worked, and then got wasted and stayed up until 5:00 in the morning, because that's what Rock Stars do. We started recording for reals after breakfast on Saturday, around 12:30-1:00. We managed to hammer out all eight songs on Saturday, which left Sunday free for touch-ups and backup vocals and stuff like that. Arlan spent about 10 minutes trying to get a cat to meow into the mic so he could use it during his bass solo, but the cat was un-co-operative, so Sam, showing off his musical versatility, made the cat noises himself.

The single biggest hurdle on Sunday was probably Jeff'a guitar solo on "Fire". Maybe I'm a bad person, but I thought it was hilarious that he had so much trouble coming up with a solo for a song that HE WROTE. But to his credit, I think the solo turned out awesome, so yay for Jeff, he did a good job.

Highlight of the weekend? Driving to the hockey rink in Colonsay on Saturday night for Rink Burgers and fries. I gave them a B+, not bad for a town with "colon" in the name.



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