Studio Diary Part 7
once more in our breeches
Monday, September 25
On Sunday, Tucker texts, saying that Mike Mills is in town, playing a show with The Baseball Project, and shouldn’t we try and get him on a song or two? Seems too auspicious to pass up, seeing as how Mills’ capoed bass playing has already had some influence on the recording. Tucker texts him to see if he’ll be available; Mike gamely offers to stay an extra day for some studio time. I prepare myself, inwardly, to spend time with a childhood hero, an early influence on me both in terms of music and glasses-wearing.
Even though this is the beginning of our four-week stint with the whole band, Tucker and I determine it might be best if we had a couple more days just the two of us, to play around a little more, set up some foundations for the band to build on. Sometimes it seems like there’s never enough time; that there’s always more things to tweak and tinker.
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