Thursday, September 22, 2005

Studio things...

Un Zipped, eh? Well , my brain is certainly starting to feel a little un-zipped. The cd is going very well tho. I am sure I have much more to say on the process, but I , sadly, can't seem to think of it now. I am loving useing all the different fiddles, the electric is beyond cool ad I do think we may be the ONLY band in the history of music to use both an electric violen, complete with turbo rat and distortion AND an accoustic Hardunger violen on the same song...

Today Steve Mulligan from the Tim Malloys comes in to do some vocals on a song that Adam wrote the music to, Jane Yolen did the lyrics. Steve, or Mullie as he is known is from Scotland, Gasgow to be exact, and the song is very Scottish. ( Just for you K ! )

I am learning just exactly how much I don't know about music. I have been feeling pretty high on my horse lately with all these gigs and shows and very hot on the fiddle, but the studio takes it out of you and makes you know how very much work you still have to do.....Very humbling, but I am learning SO much!

More tomorrow, back at it now...

Love and tracking, Lorraine

6 Comments:

At 6:41 PM , Blogger Maure said...

Ooooo, this is sounding better and better! I can't wait to hear what you all have done.

 
At 11:06 PM , Blogger Malena Medium Cool said...

Tomorrow, tomorrow I love ya! Tomorrow, You're only a day away. We're off to see the Fabulous one tomorrow for Renn Fest. See you there everyone.

 
At 1:18 AM , Blogger K said...

OK, I need to know this: what is "turbo rat"? I have a mental picture of a very speedy rodent whizzing all over your studio...

(...once I was in a park and noticed the ducks on the pond seemed a little unsettled. Then I realised one duck was moving suspiciously fast, and that there was a man with a radio control joystick standing a little way off...)

It's nothing like that at all, is it.

 
At 5:53 AM , Blogger Sherpa said...

What is a turbo rat you ask? Well I plug one into producer Adams guitar a couple times a weak so you would think that I would have it figured out....but I'm still a little fuzzy about the whole contraption. It's smallish and box shaped with a couple of knobs and a button you hit with your foot.
I have worked out that it causes some sort of distortion.
Paul from lorraine's other other band bedlam has two of these little raskels he plugs his guitar into. That even threw Adam.
See you saturday Ladys.
Sherpa

 
At 5:57 AM , Blogger Fabulous Lorraine said...

No, K, not like that at all. It's more of a Stomp Box Thing that one , well stomps on to get that big narley distorted rock n roll electric guitar sound. Only I do it on the fiddle.

See? I am sure it all makes perfect sense. I am sure all nice accoustic girl bands use them......

Malena arrives in 12 hours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
At 5:59 AM , Blogger Fabulous Lorraine said...

Oh, sorry Sherpa, didn't notice you had nicely answered the query....

See you Saturday at the Festival. Sadly, no late night Parties for Lorraine a' Malena , with the small ones along, and 11 shows to do on Sunday it seems the better part of wisdom to Go To Bed....

 

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