Saturday, August 29, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Spain In The Studio!

Last weekend my band Spain was in the studio recording two new songs for an upcoming 7" on Acuarela Discos.

I'm not sure of the release date yet but Randy and I took some photos of the session which I reproduce below!

Keyboardist Randy Kirk & drummer Matt Mayhall getting sounds.

Randy, Matt, and guitarist Daniel Brummel doing a run through of "I'm Still Free", as seen from the vocal booth.

Loveless Motel manager Billy Burke at the console.

Later we took a dinner break at the Sleepless Night cafe, where the waitresses are cruel, but the food is cheap and the coffee is good.

Singing. I step away from the microphone to breathe.

More singing.

Me and Billy discussing the "Hot Weather" iPhone app.

Daniel & Billy discussing comps.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Steinberg v. Schwarzenegger

I know I'm a little behind on my blog posts but I'd like to give an update on my recent postings about Democratic culpability in the recent passage of Schwarzenegger's California budget, and in his subsequent line-item vetoes cutting funding for $400 million worth of programs Democrats would never have agreed to had they been in the original proposals.

I find it heartening that Sen. Steinberg is suing the Gov. over his line-item vetoes. Perhaps the good Senator will redeem himself. But what I want to know is, why did he vote for the Gov's budget in the first place? He should have known something like this would happen.

Was it really the metal replica cow testicles Schwarzenegger sent to his office? Somebody explain it to me!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Day in the Life of Joe Middle-Class Republican

Not sure where I was in July 2004 but I missed this well-written article about everything Republicans and "Blue Dog" Democrats have to thank liberal Democrats for.