Monday, February 28, 2011

tammar never knows

alt title : tammar-o was his name-o

My friends (and current/past co-workers) in Tammar (and can i say label mates? maybe...) have made a few of the tracks from their new full-length LP available for free, and it's all very good. Tammar is one of my favorite bands to see, and they're from right here in sunny bloomington. You may recognize singer Dave Walter from such Mike Adams at His Honest Weight hits as, "Bad Weather" (do you love me now / how can i know? / spirit's upstairs banging / hard on the wall / babysitter's in a ball on the kitchen floor / don't got a thing figured out / but can't believe in it all)

in other news, we finished mixing the brand new Bro. Stephen record "Baptist Girls" last night! it's going off to mastering later this week and should actually be released later this year. it's only been a year-and-a-half since we first started tracking that thing, and i'm glad it's about to see the light of day. brought to you by the same production team responsible for the huge blockbuster success of "Oscillate Wisely". it's got that adams/jessup sounds, you dig?

Monday, February 21, 2011

holy bees

the seasons are changing and i'm finding myself, once again, super busy. too busy, in fact, to write in sentences. so, here's a list :

-review mix for new Honest Weight 7"
-record demo for new h+w song (to click track)
-final mix for Bro. Stephen full-length
-test new gear and prepare for this weekend's recording session with cousin Frankie's church band
-(that means gathering and cleaning up equipment)
-upload digital LEM music (ongoing.....)
-collect things Nate needs for XRA 3.0 (ongoing...)
-look at a calendar
-finish/rerecord guitar parts for new Prayer Breakfast EP
-get the PB full-length out

current listening:
Little Wings (Black Grass)
Radiohead (King of Limbs)
Lambchop (How I Quit Smoking)
Roger Miller (Complete Discography)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

making jackpots

if there's any credence to this...

...then this is my drug of choice, tonight

EDIT : : :
in light (no pun intended...) of new information, i should also tell you that this is my shoe of choice

Friday, February 11, 2011

in the time of chimpanzees i was a monkey and a monkey

this song is a great example of the kind of sweeping melody that i really love. it also utilizes the "song that never ends" style of unresolved interplay between the chorus and verses that leads one right into the other and seems like it could for eternity. i like that kind of song writing, and i like this song. so good!

Monday, February 7, 2011

oh, james.....

been james
been tracyanne
for a long time now
been a CO fan
no doubt in my mind
this one's my jam

by : mike adams

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ice Storm

here's a field recording i made of the water maple in our backyard during tonight's ice storm. There's also some wind and traffic noise going on here.

Ice Storm Backyard 2 1 11 by mikeadams