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[ p r e t e n d e r ]: Day 2

Captain's Log:  June 17th

Yesterday was day 2 of recording my new EP, [ p r e t e n d e r ] and I must say it was a COMPLETE success!  The focus of this session was to record drums to the scratch tracks I laid on Day 1.  Let me tell you folks:  It was a rootin', tootin', head rockin' good time!  Mr. Jeff Berner hired a fellow named Spencer to write and perform the drum parts and he was amazing.  His ideas really brought these songs to life.

I can honestly say that I, in all of my years of writing and recording music, have never made anything that sounds this good.  I was worried about only having 3 tracks for this project because I wasn't sure that would be enough.  But, after yesterday's session, I'm sure that these are 3 tracks that people will play over, and over, and over again.

The cost of recording is not a burden and the quality of what I'm getting out of Brother Berner and his facilities are worth far more than what I'm paying; however, the simple act of paying someone at the end of the day for something that I'm not used to paying for is something I'm getting used to.

It's like if you've lived off of free McDonald's food for your whole life and then all of a sudden you go to an organic gourmet restaurant and have to pay.  Part of you remembers that you could eat McDonald's for free, rather than pay for this gourmet cuisine.  But, the fact of the matter is that McDonald's is shit and organic gourmet cuisine is much better for you in the long run.

I don't think I'll ever go back to recording my work on my own again.

I also hope to loosen up a bit while I'm in the studio.  I tend to be a bit quiet and reserved around new people, so hopefully I'll be able to relax and share some good times with my new buddy Jeff.  As of right now I'm kind of quiet and nervous; hoping that everyone helping out with this project really likes what I'm bringing to the table.  I'm afraid that if I relax a bit too much, it'll come out

Okay.  More as it develops.