July 25, 2003

More Studio Stuff

Today is going to be a little strange at the studio. We're going to try finish all the bass and get to work on the guitar overdubs. Then I've got to head over to the Parkside for the Lookout Party where I'm playing a solo show. (Tonight at 9pm. If you're in the area, stop in and say hey.) Chris Appelgren is going to give me a lift to the show, and there has been some discussion that he'll bring along and drop off my buddy Joe Queer to do some guest backup vocals while I'm away. That would be a good use of time, but the idea feels weird: I'd kind of like to be there, you know? He'll walk in, and I'll say "hey Joe" and he'll say something like "Francisco! Madre de Dios!" and we'll do one of those kind of awkward guy half-hugs/half-backslaps, maybe, and I'll say "have fun" and leave it all to him and Kevin? See what I mean? Weird.

Also, it would mean I'd have to do some kind of lead vocal on the tracks we want him to sing on, and we're not really at the lead vocal stage on most of this stuff. No idea if it's going to happen.

I was hoping to have my pal Chuck Prophet play a bit of guitar, but sadly, that's looking unlikely at this point, as his touring schedule exactly coincides with our tracking schedule. Rats.

Moving right along, here's a photo of me at Sharkbite last night with my '57 Les Paul Junior:


It's a cool guitar that, like everything, I should take way more care of. I hardly ever use it these days, as I explained before, because I like the Epiphone Coronet so much. The last time I took it out of the case was in Haarlem, Holland a couple of years ago when we did that Euro-tour with the Queers. I know that because the strings were still loosened for air travel. Lame.

Anyway, more later, and I'll see you at the show tonight. Those of you who come, I mean. You know what I'm getting at.

Posted by Dr. Frank at July 25, 2003 05:29 PM | TrackBack

Woo, lookin' hot!

Wish I could have been at the show!

Posted by: Jackie D at July 26, 2003 05:41 PM

You goldurned rockers and your amazing collections of guitars. Meanwhile those of us with no social skills are forced to pay retail! Has this blog changed from a warblog to a Constantly Making Combustible Boy Seethe With Envy blog?

Posted by: Combustible Boy at July 27, 2003 05:24 AM