Here is a clip from the recital. Chris and I are performing a Daft Punk Tune. It was one of the more difficult tunes we played because I had to worry about all the electronics involved with the effects rig I was working with. Despite the challenges, I knew that it would be something very different from my normal quartet playing, plus Chris is a breathtaking beatboxer and I had to utilize his skills while we were still at school together. I simplified the groove a little bit to make it 4 bars long and we extended the improvised section.
And now to the extravaganza from last weekend. Last friday night I went to Ohio University with five other OSU musicians. My friend Jon’s cousin was a sound recording major, and had lots of free studio time. By the time we got all set up and recorded 1 track, it was already midnight. We were going to be up late recording for a few more hours so we decided it would be a good idea to go out and get some coffee before shops closed up for the night. We entered the studio at about 6pm and I didn’t notice it then, but when I think back- we passed by quite a few 30’s of nati ice (OU students gearing up for a night of consuming copious amounts of alcohol). So we walk out of the studio and are met with an apocalyptic scene: A portly man is pushed over a garbage can into the street and is fighting some other incoherently drunk guy, a pickup truck passes by us with at least 8 people drinking in the back who were yelling at us. The first alley we turn down to get to the coffee shop is blocked by a guy puking and his catty girlfriend yelling “Keep Walkin’!” at us. As we made our way through the crowds, we passed at least 5 couples fighting where both were obliterated and the girl was balling her eyes out. Luckily, we got our coffee and made it back to the studio in one piece. The reason I’m sharing this with you is because the track I’m about to show you was recorded just after we experienced the lawlessness of Athens, Ohio on a friday night (we saw 1 cop as we were moving our cars at 4am). So here it is- A Jon Lampley original. Lamps calls it Sweatin’…
The next day, we recorded a few more tracks and then Jon, Chris and I went up to Chicago to audition from the Disneyland Band (Chris was in it last summer). When we got to our hotel, we were bored so we streamed a ronnie foster tune called Mystic Brew (you can watch it here). We’ll be posting future streams here and last-minute ones on my Facebook Page
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