About 2 weeks ago I went over to my friend Dean’s house to start work on a project that we’ve both been talking about for about a year or so, but due to both of our schedules have never been able to really get into. We decided that the time had come and I was very excited. Dean isn’t just an amazing guitar player ( he tours with Sarah Slean, Royal Wood,and Jill Barber to name only a few) but also is an amazing producer and engineer. His record Dream at Harmony Motel is still one of my favorite to date. That makes it sound like it’s only my favorite now, because I haven’t heard anything better yet, but it could be usurped from that position. Not true, I’ll always love it.
Anyway, I packed a bag of gadgets and noise makers, got to his place, and we ran up the stairs like small children after your best friend’s mom’s super strong Kool aid that our mom would never let you have, eager to start. I plugged in my Kaoss pad, heard a loud pop that I didn’t make, and to my great dismay noticed a wisp of black smoke come from the pad along with the smell of torched GI Joes. Turns out there was some faulty wiring and not only did it go after my kp but also gave Dean a hearty shock.
To make a long story as short as possible, Dean felt super bad about what happened and called me yesterday with the news that he had bought a new kaoss pad for me. So nice, he deserves to be blogged and a public thank you to this out standing musician and human being. Thanks Dean.
now I can continue to use my little contact mic a make beats like this…..
I can tel you’re all very excited. Thank you for your enthusiasm.