April 9th, 2009

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Recording with The Bomb at Magpie Cage

Last night I had a blast recording with Chicago's The Bomb (feat. Jeff Pezzati of Naked Raygun). I added cello to Jeff's excellent song "Make Me Whole". I had transcribed the parts Jeff wrote for trumpet, and flute, and other instruments, but due to budget and logistical constraints the "orchestra" ended up just being cello and J. Robbins on mellotron. But it ended up sounding great and I'm super-excited to get a (vynil!!!) copy of this record when it's done.

Jeff Dean and Jeff Pezzati (pictured) were wonderful and gracious people, and J. Robbins was of course his usual awesome self. Jeff P. kept cracking us up with old-school hardcore impressions of songs like "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" ("ThelegendlivesonfromtheChippewaondownOfthebiglaketheycallGitcheGumeemuthafukka!!!!!!!"). It reminded me of how much fun recording and playing music with cool people can be. Hopefully I'll be back at J's Magpie Cage recording my next album this June. More to come on that later...