June 4th, 2010
So this week I opted for the infamous (ambitious?) “Snuff” by Slipknot. I did so as a request by a friend, but I really like the song, and it’s pretty much right along my style.
Of course, that’s where the simplicity for this week ends. I broke a string trying various tunings for the guitar, ended up putting on new ones and playing tuned way down in standard tuning. The temperature is well over 90F, so I was getting hot and aggravated.
Then of course, I practiced and practiced, and regardless of how well I thought I could do it, it never came out very good. Finally, I just got a good take and stuck with it. Problem? Yeeeeees, of course. The battery on my guitar’s pickup was dying, so the guitar has this fuzz … it almost sounds intentional, but I’ll admit that it’s not.
To cap it all off, listening back, I realized the vocals are pretty hot in the mix (loud compared to the guitar), but in my dumb-ness I didn’t save the session tracks, so there’s no fixing it. lol
Anyway, it is OK, but not my favorite podcast.
Oh and that little “whooooaaaa” part toward the end … just pretend I’m Tarzan or something. 😀
Direct link to podcast video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV0VVjmmJg8