A slightly more mellow weekend this time around. Finally getting over all the burn from the river outing. Hanging out. Chilling. Doing the home thing. Assessing what it is I’d like to do with my yard. I still need to have the trees taken out of the front yard. Soon. Soon.
The rest of my day will likely be spent in the studio goofing off on some things I’ve created for fun. Stuff in a style that a buddy of mine can put to use for licensing situations. I’m exploring aspects of my recording program that I haven’t explored which is what gets me excited for using it.
Then I’ll probably take a nap and go watch the Hulk! Booya, another big marvel comics masterpiece. I’ve heard good things about it. Not quite as good as Ironman but ranking near the same. So if that’s the case, then it’s got to be worth seeing.
Take a listen to my new friends Stonehoney. I met them through Aubrey Richmond. The fiddle player that I’ve started doing some co-writing with. We went to see them play a few weeks back. They have 5 guys in the band, four up front. A lot like how the Eagles worked. That’s a very good comparison. Stonehoney is like a modern version of the Eagles. Straight up good songs with a country flair. I realize the Eagles were a bit more pop, but they started as a country band, and a backup band as that. A lot of their songs also have a country influence.
Each of the Stonehoney guys take turns singing lead on different songs. I know of few bands that can get away with that. I think they do a darn fine job of doing it. They each bring a different flavor to the band and make it all work together. On the song I’ve written with Aubrey we hired the drummer Scotty Lund to bang out the drums. What a session that was. Power outages, and interruptions galore. We got a good track out of it, so I don’t mind.
On friday we got Dave Phenicie to come sing on it with Jeanne (a friend of Aubrey’s) to do a duet version of our song. Dave has a great sense of humor and he’s just plain funny to chat with and listen to. Then Jeanne did a female vocal version. It turned out great. That’s the mix I was working on comping yesterday. Aubrey and I need to put guitar and fiddle solos on it. I’d like to get a pedal steel player, but I don’t know any. But I’ve got a couple of people I can call. We’ll see.
Enjoy your afternoon!
In order to get the music, you will have to visit Stonehoney’s website. They’re not on iTunes or CD Baby yet. Despite that, they’re all cool dudes and you should get to know them.