Forgot to tell you all about the weekend. On Saturday I left Johnathan cutting away so I could slip over the hill to lay down tracks for the Pegasus tune that may (or may not) make it onto the album. (The instrumental version subsequently appears as you hear Mr. Rochester & co. walk out onstage). The studio (Barry Paul Recording) is run by a guy named Barry Paul…life is full of co-incidences…who, for all you trivia hounds, used to be the guitar player in the Heavy Metal Kids. The rhythm section for the Pegasus track were my old band mates Cliff and Brian – the backbone of the Transatlantic Rhythm Kings and the name on the back of Buss’s tour jacket for ‘knuckle-down time.’ With some amazing guitar from Jeff Cardone and some BV’s from Julie, our music supervisor, we were ready for Doug to lay down his distinctive metal rapping style – watch out Fred Durst. I love the result – hope everyone else does too. I wonder if they’ll just be nice to me because I’m the director and pretend? (Woops – a moment of insecurity there.)
Meanwhile across the valley John, Julie’s husband, was producing a dance mix of U+Me=Us and Julie was watching over the recording of “You’re My Baby Girl” and another great song, a ballad, whose title I can’t remember in two SEPARATE studios miles apart! RESULT – a lot of tired children on Monday morning and DATs from all over town making their way to Julie’s place for inclusion in the album.
These are the things that need to happen so that dream I had in the Virgin Megastore on day 15 can come true.