5.29.2006

I was going to go off on the TTC about today's illegal strike, but I just don't have the energy. The service is just SO broken, I don't even know where to start with yelling about it. And of course, it won't do anything, so...screw it. I will say this: At the very least I think the TTC should be declared an essential service, so even when they do strike, it doesn't grind the city to a halt. But thats just me.

+nurse spent a long 13hr day in the studio yesterday. 3 songs recorded, and Simon will spend the next couple of weeks mixing it. And then, we'll have an E.P.

It's funny though, all you're doing in playing music, and you're not rocking out as if you were playing live. But by the end of the day you're totally exhausted, as if you had played several live shows. Must be the constant bombardment with sound or something.

4 comments:

Jesse said...

Heard about the wildcat strike from Suzanne today. I've often wondered myself how a city's transit service could not be considered an essential service. It's crazy!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, that strike killed me. I was faced with the prospect of walking to work from Scarborough. Kendras boss wanted her to walk to and from Yorkdale!

As for the recording... just imagine how exhausting it would have been with Russ at the helm.

AGAIN... AGAIN... AGAIN... AGAIN...

Not of course to take away from his talent... it always sounded great at the end but it was tiring... that's for sure!

Ian C. said...

13 hours?!?! man, you're ears must have been spent after that! i find after about 6 i can no longer discern slightly flat from slightly sharp. and after about 8 i'm pretty much near tone deaf at that point.

brokenengine said...

Jesse: I'm all for unions, but not the way unions are used today. They used to be about making sure the employees don't get screwed by the company. Fair enough. Now, it seems the unions are about "How can WE screw the company?".

sickboy: I remember! I always thought "Wow, Scott has a lot of patience to have his living space invaded by a bunch of guys making a record." Especially when it came to vocals: "Ok Tim, I want you to sing the entire song using the same note. Just sing every word in this note *hits piano key*" Ummmmm, ok? It worked though...

IRC: You know what? It was one of the easiest days in the studio ever. Seriously, my voice came through and I was able to nail my takes in, like, 45 minutes. So, there wasn't too much agonizing over flat or sharp, because we got lucky there.