… No Escape! (whew!) …

... No Escape! You have to throw a brick and hit that rainbow stuff causing it to fall on the monsters.  It's really hard and I've only made it to the level with these insane elephant creatures.  It is suppose to be based on Greek mythology ...

I tracked the guitars for “No Escape!” today. I thought it would go quickly due to the relative simplicity of the song. Whew! It was a tough one. I can’t remember how many different combinations I tried. I ended up using the Blackheart with my old Daddy-O pedal. Miked with my 414.

... 414 on the Blackheart (hemoglobin flash diffuser) ...

I recorded everything with manic redundancy … tracking the same line over with different sounds and pickup configurations and gain settings. I’m just hoping to blend something together that sounds like what is in my head. I feel like I have a long road ahead of me on this project.

“No Escape!” is one of the first songs I wrote for Bits. I think it went something like … Night Driver (years ago) … Outlaw … Adventure … No Escape … Lost Luggage … Demons to Diamonds. That was the first batch. There were some other ones that didn’t quite make it so I might have to do another batch.

I went downtown Palouse tonight to see some live music. This was strange. You have to realize that Palouse has a population of 800 and is 15 miles from the nearest gas station. The Green Frog (where I get my coffee every morning) is a little cafe that has helped revitalize my hometown.

These high school kids played there tonight and reminded it me of when I would play music with my old friend Rafe back in the day. We would play Guns n’ Roses covers at the Palouse Ice Cream Social. Here is a little video blurb of them jamming down at the Frog. I think this may have been the first live performance of a Radiohead song in Palouse.

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