Recently my friends at GameOps.com used a piece of my music in a Prizechutes promotional video. The song, “Can U Feel the Groove“, is an upcoming DD69 tune that will be included in a forthcoming release entitled Day Boiler. Gameops.com currently uses another of my compositions for their podcast intro music, which will also be on […]
What takes so long?
Three years went by between releases from my musical collaboration known as drunkdude69 (2012’s “Get Up“, followed by 2015’s “The Pint of No Return“). The intention with DD69 had been to release an album every year on June 9th, and initially it seemed like we were on track to continue on that schedule in the months after […]
The new DD69 album “The Pint of No Return” is online now!
My musical collaboration known as drunkdude69 released our fifth studio album on 6/9/15: “The Pint of No Return“. You can listen to the album at DD69’s bandcamp page and name your price for downloads (yes, even free). Please have a listen! This album returns to the ska-flavored rock style that was in evidence on […]
Discography is live
Well I guess I have been busy all these years. The new discography page is posted. It was quite a trip down memory lane as I tried to assemble details about the albums I’ve participated in making over the last 15 years or so. I was surprised at the final tally – I’m glad that […]
Burned out, but better now
2012 was a busy year for making music here at Snoozeking. In addition to the annual production of a DD69 album (this year’s effort: Get Up), I spent a great deal of time working on the first new Foonspeeders album in over a decade. Despite the fact that there’s no serious deadline for these projects, […]
Out with the old?
I’ve been trying to clean up the studio (you know, to make room for new gear, heh heh). In the process I’ve come across a couple boxes of unsold Foonspeeders and drunkdude69 CDs. Foonspeeders was a band that Mike, his brother Maury, our friend Scott Haumesser and I were in in the mid-to-late 1990s here […]
Lubricating lyrical gears (part 2)
After coming up with the lyrics for the chorus of an upcoming song, I brought it up on studio night. Mike, Kenny, Jeff and I all suggested ideas for words, phrasing and melody. I had old lyrics from another song that were unused and seemed to fit the concept of minute by minute change, so […]
Lubricating lyrical gears (part 1)
Hard to believe that we’re already into the second month of 2011. January went by in a snowy blur here on the north coast, but it wasn’t without some musical progress. As mentioned previously, the second Thomas Reed Smith album is finished, and should be back from manufacturing in a matter of weeks. Tom and […]
CALIbrAt: An ADAT odyssey (part 2)
When I last wrote about transferring some audio from old ADAT tapes to Pro Tools, I had gone through an unexpected amount of hassle. Instead of putting a tape into the ADAT machine and pressing play, I had to go through extensive, tape-destroying calibration along with disassembly and cleaning of the machine. I spent the […]
Work picks up on Thomas Reed Smith’s next album
We’re excited to return to work on the Thomas Reed Smith follow-up to his first release I Need A Change. It’s definitely been a while since we picked up on the project, but it’s good to know that we’ve got much of the work done as far as tracking and instrumentation. New sessions will be […]