Aug
04
2011

Music for Enthusiasts: The Illness’ “Precious moments” (the hidden track)

 

 

 
During their vocal recording session Josh, The Illness‘ lead singer went through an “unbelievable amount” of cheap beer. Luckily for us, Illness guitarist Zippy managed to capture Josh’s between-takes commentary and cut it together into this enthusiastic track. Enjoy.

Recording booth photo courtesy of gypsygirl.photography, flickr.
 


Jul
01
2011

The Drunkest I’ve Ever Been: The exciting conclusion of 2010

—Zip

I work at the One Union recording studio. One year, our annual Christmas party was to be followed by a recording session at 2am. Turns out we were connecting to Cape Town, South Africa to record “Ninja” from Die Antwoord. It was noon there.

The fancy shmancy restaurant we go to for dinner every year is Jardiniere, by the opera house. They pour drinks with a heavy hand! We all had some whiskey at the office before the party, and once there I indulged in my usual drinking of the oldest and most expensive scotch they have available (it’s on the boss’ tab!) The dinner went well, was really fun, and Jesus those scotches were huge! We ate scallops, steak, risotto, holy shit, tons of buttery french shit piled up on top of all that booze. I drank like an asshole even though I knew I had an overnight session coming up.
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