Posted by Frank Busch on August 15, 2011
I have decided that I am addicted to TV. I got netflix a while back, and since then I have watched every episode of My Name is Earl, Mad Men, and Phineas and Ferb (I have a four year old boy.) So I decided to take a week off of the idiot box. I am on day 4. Could be worse. I feel like it has robbed me of some creativity, as I haven’t written anything new in a while. Hopefully this churns up the creative juices.
Shows have been good, but exhausting.
Starting pre-production on our latest project. We are retiring to a barn in Northern IL near the Mississippi river to record a stripped down acoustic “Americana” album. I put that word in quotations because I have no idea what it means… The plan is to put up a mic in the middle of the room and put a mic near each performer, play the songs a bunch of times, then mix it down, and SHABLAZZLE, we will have a cd/dvd ready to go. I am hoping to coin the term “shablazzle,” so feel free to use it. We are following that up with a proper studio cd in the next few months as well. I am hoping this project will balance out the soul sucking process of recording a rock record. Sometimes overdubs and heavy mixing takes its toll on a person. I will keep you updated on the progress..
I have a solo show at Tex Tubb’s on Atwood tomorrow (tues) at 5:30. The full band is at The Great Dane on Thursday and we have not one, not two but Three shows on Saturday… Madison Marathon in the am (Memorial Union Terrace,) Rileyfest from 3-6, and Chuck’s Lakeshore Inn (Lake Geneva) at 10 pm.. Please come out.. thank you, that is all