Studio Diary – Day Four

Day 4…

Day starts with Kodiak Kev throwing together a fine full english, with a little help from Jeff (or Spike – from Notting Hill – as Brian now refers to him as).

During the last take of Coming Home last night I broke my last stick so a quick trip to Sacramento’s Guitar Centre sorts me out. It also means we can get the tom mount we need to go from the indie set up to a standard rock set up…I’ve earnt my tom!

Recording Alhambra used a lot of drum sticks - Matt
Styx…

Studio update: We now have chairs for the dining room table and a shower curtain 🙂

Today I found out just how fluid Brian’s planning is…twice I was told I was done for the day only to go back in. I must have had a good day! I hammer through La Rue, No Surrender, Wasted Youth, Country Song and re-rerecord Coming Home and Crossfire. Its during Crossfire that another face appears in the console room. Its Tom Zutaut, ex-Geffen A&R man, you know, the guy who discovered and managed Gun N Roses and stuff…

Matt's drum notes for Kodiak Jack's Coming Home from Alhambra album
Notes…

The night takes a turn for the rock n’ roll. Jules has already blagged a free pass to see Muse at the local arena, Tom Zutaut is here, Tesla front man, Jeff Keith turns up with some friends and we get a half hour of rock n roll stories.

Its late when they leave so today comes to an end. I think I’m knackered!