Sunday, May 07, 2006

Band to record band wrecker's song about band-wrecking

Tomorrow, Arta and a sell-out will begin recording "Radio," a song written by the man who disgustingly wants to work in some skyscraper in some financial district, which is good for nothing except to be shut down during important days of labor protest. Anyway, the mobile recording center is to be moved to Arta's house, perhaps symbolizing the upward-mobility sham, also known as the American Dream, that a certain member of the once proud band is keen to partake in. Why are we even recording this song if it's not going to be performed when Steven's ass is grass and the band is the lawnmower? Incidentally, tomorrow's recording session will take place where that ridiculous metaphor was first thrown at Steven and former Sculpted Static member Robert, during an incident with an angry neighbor. Another incident with an angry neighbor is record producer Joe Meek's murder-suicide, when he fatally shot his landlady and then himself on the 8th anniversary of Buddy Holly's death. Meek is the British version of Phil Spector, an eccentric genius ultimately brought down by tragedy. He is best known in the United States for the hit instrumental "Telstar" by the Tornados. Speaking of instrumentals, the Tonics may have to convert the "Lucy" songs to instrumentals when Steven is silenced from being 250 miles away. Anyway, that was quite a digression... tomorrow we will also be working on Mark's "Our House," which, despite being almost finished, deserves more attention because of the fact that its composer is one of the several Tonics who have not yet disgraced themselves. The current mix of "Our House" sounds pretty good, but there is room for improvement, especially in the area of harmonies.