Spring seems to be making a brief appearance today but I thought I should update everyone on the latest studio happenings.
Last Tuesday, we spent a wonderful day with Joe Jones and his sons. Joe is a Mexican citizen and construction worker who has a musical family. His brother
Melvin is an accomplished songwriter and so is Joe. This was Joe’s first trip into the studio and he did a smash job of his original song “I Hate That I Love You.” It’s a humorous lyric with a very sweet side to it.
Next up this Thursday the 18th is the Mirror Coats, an Iowa City band that includes my former student Scott Myer. Scott is now a grad student at the U of I (where the heck did those 4 years go?). The Mirror Coats are performing 2 to 3 times per month and they need a demo CD. Scott has a great voice and has developed his guitar skills considerably in the last 4 years. He was here Friday to check out our amps and the space. I’m looking forward to hearing their material.
The Tick… Tick…BOOM! project is on temporary hold because of the spring play this week. I hope to start knocking off some more songs when they recover from Strike Night.
I just put Todd Hammen’s page up last night and I hope to get another page up today. I have 3 sessions that need to be added to the “Artists” column. Those would be Mike Berg, An Underground Affair, and of course, Joe Jones.
I am happily looking forward to getting the Amen Choir back in for another session. It might be a couple of weeks before that project ramps up due to members who are in school outside the area. Their first session was a blast, it was inspiring, and I love their music and the group.
On a somewhat related but completely different topic, my sister Carol who lives in the Houston area bought VIP tickets to see Yes. Yes was a cutting edge band from the early-mid 70s and I was a big, BIG fan of their music. I saw them play on their “Close to the Edge” tour at the Met Sports Center in Minneapolis in 1974. The concert was AWESOME. The sound was perfect; it was like hearing the album but better. Carol enjoyed this concert immensely as she was sitting a few feet from Steve Howe, whose style can best be described as uniquely perfect for the band. Two of the original band members have apparently retired, those being Rick Wakeman (keyboardist and early adopter of the Mini-Moog), and Jon Anderson (vocalist extraordinaire). However, the replacements seem to be on par with the originals. I always thought that Jon Anderson’s voice would be very hard to replace, but they have found someone who is a ringer for him. (I wonder how many auditions they sat through for that?) I am putting a picture up of Carol because she is a huge Yes fan and also she’s recorded a Guided Imagery CD here.
That’s it for today… happy spring. To my friends in Minnesota, don’t put those shovels away quite yet.
Remember to look us up if you are a solo artist or a rapper or rock band or classical chamber group or a 24 piece choir. Euphonic Studio can handle your project!