Wednesday, 16 July 2008
Saturday, 5 July 2008
I just got home from the studio and feel really quite SOMETHING.
We finished the 2 songs and I wrote another one which was hastily recorded and is, I think, VERY good.
Senor Geoff Travis came down and seems very happy, and it feels like we really began the album today. Great big fuzzy feelings of joy surround us like a big fuzzy joy-sack, complete with trepidation motif, wings, and a great fanged zipper of inexplicable satisfaction.
Just stick to writing songs and not prose? Deal.
Am listening to Street Legal and putting myself back in my place.
Tuesday, 1 July 2008
We're going in the studio this week to record the two newest songs we have: 'It Hits Deep' and 'The Letter'.
Here are some notes on each:
IT HITS DEEP
It's in E Minor and centers around a particularly libidinous little drum loop.
It is sung from the perspective of a young man generally just fucking the pain away and wondering where on earth he left his keys.
The scene in the strobe lit bar in Fire Walk With Me is somewhat of an inspiration with much bowed bass and rough fun under tables.
"Welcome to Canada..."
This song is in one of the new records many 'Strange Tunings'. I'm not sure what it is but it has three G#'s in it. The drums are amazing.
We're recording them in a woody little den in West London with our dear friend Graham Sutton at the controls.
We're also each of us waking up every morning, staring at our reflections, and mouthing that sweetly enduring phrase: "Just don't fuck it up."