Thursday, September 17, 2009

Blue Turtle Seduction 2009-09-16 - Urban Lounge - SLC, UT

mp3 download

Great show last night played to an extremely lean crowd at Urban Lounge. First night of the tour and they sounded very good. 10 min soundcheck and just launched into it. 90 minutes later, everyone in attendance was sweaty and smiley. enjoy....


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Yonder Mountain - The Show first thoughts

Just bought it off iTunes - my first ever song or album purchase off iTunes, in

Damn, lots of great polished songs that we've enjoyed hearing for some time,
combined with a couple never heard before tunes. In the Seam is a beautiful
little instrumental and Belle Parker is a jewel to have on an official release.

The album is definitely highly processed, with drum tracks all over and in Rain
Still Falls, it sounds like Adam's voice was all midi'd up.

I can't get enough of Complicated - for some reason it makes me all choked up
and wanting to cry every single time I hear it. It really rings true in
real-life lately. Thanks Ben!

The end of the album ties up pretty nicely with Rain Still Falls, Fine Excuses
and Casualty. Casualty is a smokin hot groove.

iTunes version even has a bonus track in form of a 9min Midwest Gospel Radio studio remix. kinda rad i'd say...and a very pretty composition with dave enjoying the riffs for a long time.

Alright, well thanks guys for a great album. It's always nice to hear the new

Recording shows in SLC and beyond

Over the past few years, I've become somewhat bummed that so many awesome local shows go untaped. I mean, really, really great shows where bands allow taping are going untaped due to lack of a taper presence.

Well, I recently took matters into my own hands and acquired a small taping rig. The goal I've set is to record key shows that may not be captured, so that we can go back and enjoy them again and again. I'm also interested in fast turnaround of the recordings, via mp3 downloads.

By no means is this a 'PRO' taping rig like dave or jk or ryan's; rather, i've started with a basic low-key system with the idea of a quick setup and teardown, so that our show experience is not compromised too much by hauling around big bags and showing up to the venue hours in advance and such.

I hope you give a listen to these local recordings and enjoy what you hear. I expect quality to improve over time and I may upgrade the gear in the future as necessary.

Oh - one last thing. I'm willing to make the rig available for recording shows that I'm not planning to attend. So if you're seeing a taper-friendly band that you'd like to record, and you're a fairly responsible individual (LOL), drop me a line and we'll see about setting you up w the deck to get a recording.

see you out there!