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.

Bye!

T.

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4 Comments:

At 7:53 AM , Blogger Claire said...

Sounds like some pretty exciting times. I think I've been to a Colinsay before, but in Scotland, not Canada.

Cxx

 
At 9:46 AM , Blogger rilla said...

T.: THAT'S SO AWESOME! I hope somebody took all sorts of photos of the drunken revelry and the recording work. You can splice them together and make a montage set to Rhinkeberger music.

 
At 10:05 AM , Blogger Amy said...

Congratulations!

Rilla's right! On XBox Live there's a sort of streaming FM thing that plays music and shows not the actual video to the song but instead a montage of photos (public domain, presumably) of the band, concerts, album covers, etc. Plan ahead! Prepare your montage!

 
At 5:06 PM , Blogger T. said...

Thanks ladies. Jeff did take some pics of the recording sessions, and of the rink burgers. Maybe I'll put together a slideshow or something.

 

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