Lord make me an instrument of peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.
Oh Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born into eternal life.
Been too busy with a home repair project to work on Tracks 11 & 12. So after not doing anything in the studio in days & becoming antsy to play again, I decided to spend an hour of evening free time just jamming for fun.
Oh Yes, there is no mistaking that sound, the BRIDGE pickup on a 1960’s Mosrite Mark II. Notice the guitar in the video- the pickup switch is DOWN, he’s only using the bridge pickup.
“Happy Clown” vintage pinball machine at the 2013 Michigan Pinball Expo. Clown dances when bumpers are hit.
Still on the hunt for that 60’s Mosrite Mark I sound. Tonight Carla reluctantly offered 90 seconds of drum help for a fascinating test: 1969 Silvertone (Teisco) model 1442 with 1445L pickups tuned super low and only bridge pickup active. This is a two track only recording: One track is guitar- RP50 effect pedal directly to Pro Tools via the DIGI-002 interface, and the 2nd track is one condenser mic picking up drums and also the guitar audio coming out of the drum booth speakers. Interesting stereo effect!
These helpful instructions came with a used photoflood lighting kit ($20, Ebay) and offers invaluable basic setup info for 3 point lighting of FILM (no, not digital- actual “film” if anyone recalls what that is) Recent tests I’ve been doing for 16mm B&W reveal that this and variations of this idea are a highly effective way to utilize budget-savvy 500watt and 250watt photoflood lights for film, even at slow speeds like 80/100 ASA.
Architectural illustration of “Nikki’s Coffeeshop” by artist Dean Chesney for the upcoming track 9, 10 & 11 Beady Dine preview video. Visit chesneystudio.com for more!
To my absolute delight, I found the Chrome Cranks vocalist on this song, “Eight Track Mind” to sound alot like Roy Orbison in an awesome way I’ve never heard before. Unfortunately, their other songs reflect more of a meatloaf flavoring, but this track is truly a collectible treasure in my .mp3 archives.