One of the biggest things I was taught was to “go where the work takes you”, and lately the work has brought me to Chicago’s Revolution Brewing!
The last two days, I have been recording location ambiences and sound effects for an upcoming feature film that was shot in Chicago over the summer.
Keep ‘em coming!
Back in April, I had The Gentlemen’s Guild in the studio tracking a few songs.
They’ve since changed their name to The Zero Years and also added a third member. Check out this video they made using one of the songs from our studio session.
RIYL: The Mercury Program, Tortoise, white man’s jazz, chess
Friday night jams in Wilmette with Jess Godwin. Well done, Yuri, fitting all 8 band members in the shot.
I’ve never been to Wilmette before (though I have been close), and it was so very Rockwellian to see an old-timey theater next to a malt shop, a pizza place across the street, and a number of other local small businesses on the main strip of town. Also strange? Having cars stop and encourage me to cross the street.
I’ve been in a city for too long.
Jess Godwin at Wilmette Theater, featuring my former student Nick running the board (Taken with Instagram)
(Synopsis taken from OpalPics.com)
For eight generations, The Flying Wallendas have amazed all who watch their daring artistry and dazzling skill.
Since 1780 the Wallenda family has been a traveling circus troupe of acrobats, jugglers, clowns, and animal trainers. Throughout the 20th century, they were famed for their wire walking and flying trapeze, some done as high as 10 stories above the ground and all without a net.
Now, in the 21st century, The Wallendas face diminishing audiences, a collapsing business model and a vanishing way of life.
As they struggle to hold onto their rich heritage, The Flying Wallendas must beat back the harsh realities of performance anxiety, financial despair and spectator ambivalence while continuing to bring dreams to the dreamers from under the big top.
Hi there, this is what I do.
You can check out the full versions of each song on my “Listen” page.
The B-side to yesterday’s post are photos from another full-band tracking session, this time with Jess Godwin.
Fresh off her stint at SXSW, we tracked out a new song of hers. She’ll be returning to the studio later this week for another session.