Saturday, September 22, 2007

Where's Damone?

I was just checking out the Damone site and they haven't posted anything new since June. There are some tour dates listed for the UK in December, so they are still around I guess (which, IMO is a good thing). They put up links to a couple of videos on YouTube "...chronicling the recording of our album Out Here All Night." It's pretty interesting to see them cranking out such a well produced CD in an apartment bedroom. Wild. It reminds me of that Cranberries disc title, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?

Brad Sucks, the self-styled "one man band with no fans" works similarly. Writing and recording his music from his house or apartment as far as I know. At least I have never read that he's bought studio time or anything like that.

Ah, it gives hope to those of us aspiring to producing decent home recordings. I used to have a Tascam 4-track cassette deck. That was cool and really easy to work with. Would that multi-track computer software was half so easy to use. I could actually knock out decent sounding demos on the Tascam, but all the software I have tried has so many options I almost don't know where to start. All I am really after is programming up some Hydrogen drums tracks and then laying down guitar parts. How hard can it be? Maybe I should have kept the Tascam...