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Making a Solo Record

INCANTATION STORY

So… I decided to make a real solo album after several aborted and redirected attempts, mostly as a result of seeing my brother, Joe, go through the process a couple times and realizing I could and should do…

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Mixing the Solo Record

God, this mixing thing is taking me FOREVER! My mixing chops have really gotten rusty. The last time I mixed was for the Beach Party record back in 2004. Gee, that was a decade ago. It's not just the rust…

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Thanksgiving 2012

I just got home from the annual Thanksgiving celebration at my sister, Mary's house. She has it every year on Black Friday because my Bouchard's are not into the shopping thing so much and we all have in-laws that like…

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Blog Blues

I'm always saying I want to make a new blog post because I like to talk and am rarely at a loss for words but then something comes along and I don't get around to it. Lately it's been mostly…

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Drummin' & Singin'

Why don't more drummers sing? Is it because it's too difficult to play while grunting more than backup? Is it because most drummers are not primary writers? Or because the type of person who becomes a drummer is more of…

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Grey's Anatomy from Jan 2011

So I was watching an old episode of Grey’s Anatomy and the mentioned that anger was not one of the 7 deadly sins, even though it gets a lot of people into an emergency room. That’s a deep idea. Anger…