Friday, March 28, 2008


Yes, We have been.

We haven't been in the studio for a few weeks (well, essoben has, but we're buggered if we can get him to give us a rundown here), so not many posts. And we've been busy, some of us moving, some of us performing other things....

I've been trying to get my head around HTML. I want to learn. My brain is too small though. And it's a biiiiigg book. I must persevere....

We should be back in the studio in a week or so's time, so we'll get some more reports and clips up as soon as humanly possible.

until then

Ben G

Monday, March 10, 2008

bad head in the morning

me and the boy Paget spent some time in the studio over the weekend just gone. We both had pretty bad headaches...I think we'd both like to think that it was down to a virus or just something going around...but the fact that we may have had a wee beverage the previous night probably didnt recording some of the more extreme loud guitar parts wasnt really ideal....the initial plan was to record some nice soothing bass and for me to have a kip and drink coffee...but that went out of the window when ben's bass decided it no longer wanted to behave properly. We got extra guitar parts down to a couple more tracks but in all honesty i dont really remember how they were shaping out...most probably due to the numbness of my head that day.

we did see the farmer on his tractor about to spray shit everywhere whilst we had a short 'coffee break' - initially we werent sure that this act wasnt upon reflection of what noise he'd been hearing coming from the farmhouse.

oh...ive once again gotten behind on posting out orders from the store.....SORRY!!! it shall be done this week without fail.


Thursday, March 6, 2008

cover me

Dunk asked me the other night what my favourite cover version was. I honestly didn't know.

I can tell you which is the worst... My Chemical Romance's version of 'Song 2'. Absolutely fucking shameful. And NME thought it worthy of committing to one of their CDs. That's the last time I trust them.


Wednesday, March 5, 2008

and another thing......

AOTB - aka 'Anything Other Than Breathing' - Ben G is WRONG...this track is going to be immense....Ben tends to get a little scared when the volume goes past 4 - and then sits in the corner refusing to play....He'll more than likely deny EVER liking this track (even if secretly he loves it) cos he's probably the most stubborn person ive met...very loveable at the same time mind.


pillow talk

Last night I finally got around to commencing work on my own parts of the album that need to initially be put down...its been a while since ive put down any guitar parts in the studio environment and in all honesty I found it hard to get into the right frame of mind....which is basically an excuse for being piss poor to begin with! We spent the evening looking at a track which is still , as yet, untitled (its been that way for around 18 months or so) - and after some random experimentation, cider drinking, questions of a sexual nature regarding ben g and several tweaks of nobs here and there we finally came up with a majority of my guitar parts for this track....overall its sounding in pretty good shape and now just needs some mass explosion of BIG guitar to finish the track some extra blueneckness here and waffling again arent i? anyway yeah...its gonna end up pretty much bonkers.

Corin's currently building a lovely new studio out in the middle of nowhere (again) which is going to be ready soon - so we'll currently be vacating the farm and all its lushous animals and will be finsihing off this record there. The new studio sounds immense, full of secret tunnels that lead to lands afar. this may be a slight exaggeration on my part. i dont really remember.

Oh...i've currently taken over responsibility for posting out the merch/albums etc sold through the blueneck store...I kind of forgot to post out the orders last week so apologies to all those that maybe received their albums a little late...i have some more to post out tomorrow...i WILL post it on time..sorry - its just the way i was made. We have a few of the signed scars promo copies still left and have now got the last few actual copies of the album. These ARENT being re-printed...just so that you know..

until next time


very weird.

om nom nom nom.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

more morenesss


Visited the 'farm' to do more guitar overdubs on saturday... i love the fact the studio is only a few minutes from my house. It really enhances my extreme laziness....

I managed to complete my parts to 'Low'(a demo of which is on the YouTube channel) which is sounding nice... and much longer... and also got Seven down (again, demo up on YT). Also got some bits down to AOTB which could be a monster to peice together... but we like a challenge... the others really like this one. I'm a little colder toward it, but I'm curious to see where it will end up. At 13 minutes, there a lot of scope (for kitchen sinks).

Dunks in tonight i think... I'll hopefully get there to get some more video and pics...

We will get Essoben to write one of these one day. One day.....


Monday, March 3, 2008

Birdseye Potato Waffles

Having watched Ben's latest video montage from the initial weekend in the studio I've come to the conclusion that my accent is indeed good enough to join Reef - I could obviously try to steer Blueneck in a musical direction to that of the aforementioned band but i fear that we'd just not be rock enough...Ben for one certainly has never raised his goblet of rock for anyone in the past....replace the r for a c and thats another story...

anyhow, I guess that this is a damn pointless post in all honesty - but then I thought it was better to chuck down a few random thoughts that were running through my head at the time rather than leave the 'diary' empty for yet another day....You;d have thought that essoben by now would have graced us with his poetic presence...but no.......

Well tomorrow night cometh the hour cometh the man...and indeed it is time for myself to be entering the studio to stumble my way through a few of the tracks - Ben's right....this is shaping up to be a slightly different record to that of Scars of the Midwest....i'm pretty sure we're moving in the right direction...but if for some reason it's not looking great then we can always pull out a cover version of 'Place your Hands' complete with authentic West Countryness......

Waffling...its what i do.....its the only way i know.