One of my fave power-pop bands, The Anyones (who were known as The Everyones in the US when they toured there with Jet and Sloan awhile ago) are recording a new album. And yesterday I was lucky enough to spend some time in the studio to watch them do some recording stuff.
I heard two or three songs continuously for the few hours I was there. That's the thing about recording music. It's not like you see on TV. You know, Mick and Keef walk in, sit down scratch their arse and nonchalantly squeeze out a classic. What you get is like some sort of aural water torture. A few guys sitting around a mixing desk listening to, and politely arguing over some little piano bit (on repeat and repeat and repeat), for what seems and usually turns out to become, hours.
Last night was no different.
But I liked the repeated piano bit.
And polite music argument always fascinates me.
Also I saw the frickin', unbelievably brilliant US free-rock (like free-jazz but rock, get it?) band, Deerhoof play in a North Melbourne warehouse this afternoon.
What a band.
Socks totally rocked off.