05:33:33 pm on July 2, 2008 |
I’m in Chicago now, as many have figured out.
I’m teaching summer school for a 3rd and 4th grade group of kids. They are a handful, but pretty neat other than the occasional spitball or cucaracha in a lunch sack. I had them make some comic books and am really just learning how to teach (no formal education training!!!).
I’m working on projects. One is basically finished. I mixed my friend Joey’s album. He’s on tour starting last night. We went to a really cool mastering session yesterday. It was neat talking to the mastering engineer about acoustic and audio stuff. Here is MySpace link for the project (Twin Cats): http://www.myspace.com/twincats.
I’m also in the middle of producing some “Post-Soul” music for my friend Drew, who I was roommates with for a few short but fun months at the Radish Patch.
I’m still gearing up on finishing my compilation album, Potluckin’. I have a lot of material and it is scary to go through stuff that is so old…I’ve grown so much since then! The growth makes it exciting, but I am going nuts with my slow computer, since my mixes are so complex that they make it pant and wheeze like a granny in a marathon (no offense to awesome granny marathon runners).
I’m also considering doing some acoustic treatments on my music room so that I know EXACTLY how my recordings are sounding. Otherwise, it’s like spinach in my teeth when I share my tunes and they have faulty EQ based on inaccurate sound via my untreated space. But that’s pretty dorky stuff…
But yeah, things are alright!