Monday, October 23, 2006

Laying the beds

Recording went very well yesterday. There weren't so many fat-bottomed girls and hits from the bong as one might have expected, rather more croissants and cups of tea, but Dave provided some fine takes and we all left pleased with the drum sound we got.

Tempi were snappy, the drumming was energetic, the neighbours brought in their children to cheer us along, the fingerpointing and recrimination were minimal for a change, the afternoon tea was charming…

Bass and guitars to follow. My turn comes tomorrow night.


Blogger silky-D said...

Nice use of the word 'tempi'. I felt our musical credibility ratchet up a notch right there and then.
No rampant drug abuse to report from the sessions, but we are far from the monastic aceticism of, say, Moby or Canadian punk-vegans Propagandhi.

Breakfast: Croissants, 2 x coffee
Lunch: Cold pizza, apple pie, more coffee
Dinner: fish and chips, red wine.

For my money this would be pretty life-endangering were it to continue for a couple of weeks or more...

23/10/06 15:51  
Blogger Paddy said...

To prepare myself for the Deep End recording session I listened to Les Claypool, Bootsy Collins, John Deacon, John Entwistle, Flea, Jesse Keeler, Paul McCartney, Sting, Mike Watt and then I too ate fish and chips.

Because you can't rock without cholesterol.

25/10/06 16:01  
Blogger Unrelenting Tedium said...

If this list appears again without Roger Waters on it you are in BIG trouble, mister.

25/10/06 16:26  
Blogger silky-D said...

somebody hasn't filled in their food diary...

25/10/06 16:29  
Blogger Unrelenting Tedium said...

Umm...roo curry.

25/10/06 16:34  
Blogger Paddy said...

I suspect that, of the Pink Floyd basslines I admire, Dave Gilmour played them all. But I'll be listening to lots of Pink Floyd too before tomorrow night, just to prepare.

26/10/06 10:42  
Blogger Unrelenting Tedium said...

I see you have joined Dave Gilmour's team of lying haters. I pose for you one simple question...why then were the bass lines on A Momentary Lapse of Reason and the Division Bell so pedestrian (this was of course hidden by the excruciatingly awful lyrics)?

26/10/06 13:02  
Blogger Paddy said...

Firstly, I have been a lying hater for years: no recent bandwagon jumping for me. Secondly, Guy Pratt is no Dave Gilmour.

But then, I don't think I've listened to The Division Bell more than once.

You know, after all this unpleasant conflict I might be omitting the Pink Floyd from my zenlike preparations after all. Too many bad vibes.

26/10/06 13:13  
Blogger silky-D said...

harness the hate and channel it, Rollins like, into your performance.

26/10/06 13:19  
Blogger Unrelenting Tedium said...

This is all very convenient!! Admit it!! You have been against the Floyd from the start!!!!!

26/10/06 14:23  
Blogger silky-D said...

whoa there.
Careful with attacks, you fiend.

26/10/06 14:29  
Blogger Unrelenting Tedium said... I see. So, Dave Gilmour has got to you too Silky-D?

26/10/06 14:34  
Blogger silky-D said...

well I do have his 2006 solo album 'on an island'. Although it would be more accurate to say that I got it for free and passed it off to my dad for fathers' day. What a scumbag I am.
I will say this. As solo albums go it was no 'pros and cons of hitch-hiking.'

26/10/06 14:50  
Blogger Paddy said...

Careful with attacks, you fiend!
Pros and cons references.

This guy knows more Pink Floyd than he lets on.

26/10/06 15:16  
Blogger silky-D said...

many long childhood car trips.

26/10/06 15:22  
Blogger Unrelenting Tedium said...

I even own Rick Wright's "Wet Dream" so I will happily go toe-to-toe with any man on this blog. Dave Gilmour's Dave Gilmour and Roger Water's Amused to Death are the only ones worth a hill of beans.

26/10/06 15:25  
Blogger silky-D said...

I can't go toe to toe with you on this topic. I am a but a pinky and you are an entire foot.

26/10/06 15:41  
Blogger Unrelenting Tedium said...

Once more shouty loud bullying wins the day!!! But the victory is meerly phyrric as Paddy believes there is nothing to be learned from Rog. Surely if there is anything to learn from Rog and myself it is that shouty loud bullying can sustain a career.

26/10/06 15:55  
Blogger silky-D said...

just wait bully-boy, one day we'll go toe to toe on my turf.
By the way, while we are bullying, a simple observation.
It is now 76 days since the drummer posted in this forum. I make that 1824 hours.

26/10/06 16:06  

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