Thursday, April 30, 2009
We can't keep being so sentimental and annoying. It ends HERE!!!
So. Here is some fun news about the record.
Me and Stav and Jamie and Jerry and Chris Shaw are still recording overdubs, and its going well. We're using a vintage synthesiser from the seventies called an ARP Quadra. It's pretty hip. It sounds like an orchestra, but an orchestra in a space opera, if you know what i mean.

Other than that, we're almost finished with the recording process, and just have to mix after adding some keyboards and vocals to things here and there. There's still quite a lot of stuff to do, but we're on the home stretch...

Cassette Kids have turned up, and they're recording next to us. It's great to see them after bonding during the O Week tour we did with them, The Music, The Fratellis, Ben Lee and Yves Klien Blue, who are also friends. They were in for a while mixing with Scott Horscroft, and their new stuff sounds excellent.

We all got really drunk last night, and pretty stoned too, after doing overdubs on Ms Johnston, a dark sounding ska tune. It's come up wonderfully, with a couple of vocal layers adding huge amounts to the overall vibe of the song. It's got an absolutely epic end, with Farfisa organ blaring over a crazy timbale breakdown. It's like Latin rave music, or something. You'll love it.

I watched 'Blue Murder' last night, which is absolutely fantastic. If you haven't seen it, it's a mini-series about the late seventies and early eighties crime scene in Sydney, like 'Underbelly' if it was made by the ABC. Roger Rogerson and Neddy Smith are poetry in motion, as portrayed by Richard Roxborough and Tony Martin respectively.

These guys were such unrelenting sociopaths in the mid 80's; they basically ran the Sydney drug and armed robbery scene, often stealing things, confiscating them from their own criminals, and then selling them back on the street themselves. Wacky! They also killed everyone.

There's something fucked about watching Neddy Smith standing on Sally Anne Huckstep's back in a dam in Hyde Park, though. Loene Carmen, who is Bridezilla singer's Holiday Sidewinder's mum, plays Huckstep, just out of interest...
And Sam, the drummer from The Scare, who works at BJB Studios (where i currently are), is going out with Holiday. Six degrees, mofo's!

Anyway, I have to politely hurry Jerry up with his keys parts now...

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