Posted by Bud Carroll May 11th, 2010
It’s hard to be in the music buisness. No one has your back when you are down, no one wants to help you unless you are making them money. Sometimes you wonder why you did’nt stay in school and get a real degree and fucking make some godanm money yourself for once. You find yourslef wrestling with these and other questions and its about enough to make you go crazy sometimes.
But, I have a theroy that if you actually ever do become successfull then you won’t do anything worth a shit anyways. So I raise my glass to the struggle and hope to be able to pay my rent from month to month.
Then sometimes out of the blue something to make it all worthwhile comes along and then everything is cool again. You start to believe in yourself and believe that you have’nt wasted your life pissing away your time on selfish pursits.
One of the things I do with my time other than play the shit holes of america, (music venues), is produce records. I’ve done a few now that are actualy pretty good. I’ve produced shit by people that went on to do bigger and better things, and while they are totally gratefull for all of the work you did for next to no money at the time, they rarely remember you down the line. I have a very good story to tell about this,…more to come as details unfold.
The one that I’m working on at the moment is with a girl named Sasha Collette. This is probably going to be one of the best records I’ve ever been involved with. This is one of those things that makes you believe that you are actually doing something worthwhile.
As you can see she’s a great singer and a gifted song writer. We tracked the record all live with her band the Magnolias, Andrew Gilliam and Jose Oreta providing the rythm section tracks. We recorded all of the instruments in the same room with minimal overdubs added by me,…hammond organ, pedal steel, strings ect. I’m proud to say this record has no click, and no bullshit, just live vocals, drums, acoustic and bass, minimal mics and minimal overdubs. No auto tune, no snapping to grids and no faking it.
In other news the southern souls and myself just took a trip down south and played nashville in the midst of the worst flooding in like 100 years. The shows went great and you can’t keep a good town down. Godspeed and swift recovery to good people of Nashville. Heres me at the Mercy Lounge.
Keep it real,