Spent the evening at Split Level Studio in the second of two recording sessions for Rosie Bell. The first few guitar tracks for the first song went well, then I seemed to be unable to get the solo that was needed for a little break toward the end. Again and again we went round it, but music just wasn’t forthcoming. Then I got talking about the Tricia/Sean/Pete band where I’m encouraged to avoid conventional lead and play deliberately off-kilter stuff; Neil ran the song and I threw in some fairly random perversity The first take was just too irrelevant to the key and rhythm of the song. The second take was it. We then moved the best of the earlier takes to another part of the song and it fitted like a glove. The second song was a soft jazzy number and some understated chords did the trick. And the third number – well, we listened back to what we had, keyboards and bass, and decided it didn’t need guitar after all. So I packed up and came home, satisfied with the evening’s work.
Put together a Radio Blog for Out of the Bedroom, including Nobody Jones’s ‘Life, Death and Chocolate’, which includes the immortal line: ‘Fornication – well, that fills a hole’.
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