even in the rain…

3 06 2009

coreyyardI saw lightening this afternoon and heard thunder.  It’s pouring.  In the last two days I’ve seen more hummingbirds than sparrows.

dirtyguitarLast night, or was it this morning, Evan laid down some killer dirty guitar tracks…think Pulp Fiction.  They say things like that and know what it means.

mftag

It helps to have a guitar player / producer / keyboardist / vocalist who has tour tags from opening with the likes of Sheryl Crow and John Mayer helping you out.

micIt’s not about razmataz…it is about ears that hear.  It’s about making audio polaroids that capture just the right mood.  Translating melodies that roll around in her head – making them real…fully clothed and in all their splendor one layer at a time.

oooohstairJust as the homeless that line the streets outside are settling in for another night on their extra firm mattresses…you mic the concrete stairwell knowing that the echo will really echo and not be contrived.

lanight2So for all its flaws, all its raw scars, its sirens, urine and stench…there is a incessant low rumbling hum in LA.  It is energy – a creative energy – like in few places on the planet.  Fourteen hours after we got started, we stumbled out into the darkness and found our way to soft beds…feeling a tad guilty the whole time.

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