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Friday, July 29, 2011

Dan's Mixes - #2

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It’s Christmas in July once more! I received three mixes from Minnesota from Discount Romance’s second trip into Mystery Mammal Studios.

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Daniel K. has done it again. Although, these are very rough mixes, because more instruments are going to be added, there’s an uptick in quality that brings a smile to a songwriter’s lips.

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And not a moment too soon. Discount Romance will be back in the studio for final vocals on two songs. (Though, this time it will be Barry Fasman’s wonderful Sanctuary Sound. Don’t Tell Betsy has recorded all of their vocals with Mr. Fasman and he hasn’t let us down yet.)

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And now the songs.

I Know It’s Only Love – The album opener. Keep in mind, these are all scratch vocals from an ailing singer. Carissa is getting much better and I’m really looking forward to getting to the next stage with these tunes. This was recorded on during out Saturday session.



The Road To Hannah – Because of the acoustic guitar, this was recorded on Sunday. Carissa sang this on a stool in the control room while Kent hogged the iso-booth with his delicate strumming. People seem to really like this song. Could it be our first hit???



Sweet Leaf – Our ode to pot the its habitu├ęs. We’ll be doing vocals for this come Sunday. The flip side to our first single. (Though, there are no flip sides anymore are there? Shame.)



Carrie’s Got A Lover – This is a mix with extra keys added by Death of the Author Brigade’s very own, Aaron T. We’re very thankful for his contribution to the song. This will be the first song finished and available for sale by Discount Romance. We’re recording the vocals on Sunday, so get your wallet’s ready!



And Now…..More Captioned Pictures!!!!

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Because of Dong’s pain meds, he will occasionally drift off mid-song and dream he is in the Alps, wearing alfalfa underwear, trying to get Tyrolean goats to nibble at his testicles.

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It’s sometimes very hard to be the only person in a band who’s a girl. It’s also very hard to be the only person in a band who’s wearing clothes.

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Kent tells his favorite joke about a guy behind a Chinese restaurant having dumpster sex with a pig carcass.

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Jason and Dan wait patiently for Carissa to drop something.

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Kent looks down and notices he has drifter entrails stuck to the bottom of his shoe again.

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It is a sad fact: The further you are back in the band, the harder it is to see down Carissa’s top when she bends over.

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Dong hopes to, one day, have his severed knee bits in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next to Michael Jackson’s nose parts and most of Eddie Van Halen’s tongue.

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Dan holds his guitar like he holds a woman. That’s why most of his girlfriends need serious chiropractic therapy.

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“Ewww! Somebody has written “Marry Me,” on my lyric sheet in licked-barbecue-chicken bits.”

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Kent leaves rehearsal for an undisclosed Central American country that has some pesky democracy lovers.

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Carissa helps copy out sections of Kent’s manifesto. Right now she’s working on a chapter called “When to Pull Out the Anus Blender.”

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Jason tries to decide whether to have another beer first or throw up all over his drums right away.

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Dan’s first experiment with a Thai Stick suppository was not a happy one.

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“Dear guys: Having a lot of fun here in the States but if I do end up dead, it’s because I got Dong to drive me home.”

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