Posted by Frank Busch on September 23, 2011
Most peoples jobs don’t require them to be on the road 15 days a month eating road food and sleeping in guest bedrooms or hotels. ¬†Most offices don’t serve an unlimited stream of alcoholic beverages for free. ¬†Mine, fortunately or unfortunately does. ¬†Therefore, from time to time, I need to take a break from the poisons of modern living, and detoxify myself. ¬†Since Monday I have been eating nothing but high fiber cereal and raw vegetables, while drinking gallons of water. ¬†I like to think it is flushing out the keg of beer and pounds of chicken wings I ate at LukeJam in Omaha on Saturday night, but there are many more toxins in the system than just last weeks, so I will try to keep it up till Sunday, when I will eat a Culver’s Double Deluxe while watching the Packer game.
As well as cleansing my body, I plan to cleanse my soul. ¬†After our shows this week (Club Tavern on Friday, Prairie Music Festival and Cardinal’s Nest on Saturday,) we are packing up all the acoustic noisemakers we have and heading down to Clifford’s Barn. ¬†Clifford is a good friend, and supporter of the band, he currently holds the travel award for coming out to SteamBoat Springs, CO to see us play. ¬†On his land down in Savannah, IL he has a renovated barn that has a banquet area and living quarters. ¬†Sunday night we depart to record some laid back acoustic jams with our friends Kenny Leiser (TLCB) and Josh Smity (ESP formerly of MSB.) We are affectionately calling ourselves The MSB Family Band.
The plan is to put a mic up in the center of the room, send it to an old Teac 34B reel to reel, and press record. Our next project is going to be a full on rock n roll record, and that process can suck the soul right out of you if you are not careful, so I am very excited about this. ¬†I will have some footage up soon, so you can see what I am talking about. ¬†In the mean time, I have some people to thank. ¬†Jon Locker from the Iowa band The Nadas, for all his help in researching analog recording devices. ¬†Sean Michael Dargan for the use of his lovely CAD mic. ¬†And last but not least, Greg Ginter from Greg’s Guitar Shop on Atwood for lending us this little baby 1935 Dobro