5 Piece band live recording in Studio A. Drums, guitar, bass, piano and acoustic guitar. 2 vocals. Video shoot at the same time. Many people, some upset because of the lights, some upset (me) because some (assistants) have no common sense or any sense of iniciative whatsoever. No gobos allowed, no isolation, they kill the visuals. "We want it to feel like they are in the studio recording their album, make it look real", says the director. In-ear headphones, "don't use that mic, it doesn't look cool". In other words, nothing like a real recording. Lets keep shooting videos they way it has always been, fooling everybody. The land of make believe. Same goes for making records as far as I'm concerned.
First time working with TS. He was surprisingly on time. I say 'surprisingly' because the norm is lateness. Right down to business. Get to work. Great singing. Not so much for the lyric content. It's all about the down and dirty. Down with love. What sells sells sells. What more can I say. 3, 4 , 5 songs written in 2-3 hours. Bang bang bang. Duet with Rick. Another with AR. Others just for his solo stuff. Ca-chin! Left for the club and left me mixing. Took me longer to mix than it took him to write it all. Rick called me upset, the guy is in a chronic state of being upset (welcome to the rap game), because of some password issue. His mistake. Apologies accepted. No problem my friend, I understand your paranoia.