As for our show at Tea Bazaar the night before last, we "headlined," playing to an elite crew of only our most devoted followers.
Before we took the stage two bands played. Tiny Mtns (formerly called Elijah Wyman) had acoustic guitar, clarinet, and banjo. The middle third of the set was performed by Elijah alone, on auto-harp, which he played without having to look at the labels on the buttons, something I'd beforehand only seen done by my second-grade music teacher. In trio-mode they had some really cool three-part harmonies.
The Great Unknown was five strong guys from Philadelphia. They had two guitars, bass, drums, and a lap steel. They were country and West(ern)-Philadelphia music, I guess. They confirmed what my brother has said about Philadelphia having a difficult to use bus system.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Posted via text message:
OMG! I'm at the mss. show right now!
Edit (the next day): Maybe it's because Mss. looks a lot like mms, but I felt like trying out some techno-live-blogging while watching Mss. throw corn and rock the shit out of the Tea Bazaar last night.
Anyway, here's some pictures I took of them.
They were awesome, as usual. Low-key barely-controlled chaos. I certainly hope the Posters can play with them again some time this fall.
Anybody who is frustrated with the lack of clarity in these pictures is welcome to buy me a new phone with a better camera.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Monitor Mix Theme Song
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
- Dave of the HPs
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Dear Recording Diary,
Yesterday Dave, Kris, and I recorded a bunch of stuff on Geniuses and Absence. We made a lot of progress.
I spent a long time restringing and tweaking the bridge of the Flying V, and when I was done I couldn't really get a good sound out of it. I'm such a thumb!
I'm starting to think that pure nickel strings only sound good with single coil pickups. The pure nickels sound good with the single coils, but humbuckers sound too dull with them, and sound better with nickel plated steel.
I probably should have tried playing the V through the Super Reverb, as that amp has always delivered good tone when properly mic-ed. It doesn't sound as good as the Stang Ray in the room, but on record for some reason it often sounds even better.
I also lowered the tail piece on the Flying V, which I hope will help it stay in tune better. Maybe then Dave will start to accept it!
Can't we all just get along?