MT: What was the high point of the experience (other than the record sales)?
Working with a great recording engineer.
Brian DePaul Carey at Dexter Media acted as friend, Mentor and occasional guitar player.
And man, you should see him mix! This experience was something I've always wanted to do, so I saved
up the change from my beer bottle deposits and took the plunge.
MT: That was Corona beer right Al! But it probably wasn’t all fun and games, what was the hardest part of the writing/recording experience?
AL: Getting the songs into final shape, the arrangements. When to add an instrument when to take something out. Brian was a guru here. Writing always comes easy for me. Once I get an idea, out it comes. Getting it into listenable shape was interesting. I learned a lot. Next time out will be even better.
MT: I can almost say the same thing when I eat jalapeño peppers! But let’s get to the meat of this story Al, how are the groupies?!
So far they seem to be middle-aged former
But there is still hope.
We made a hip hop
remix of "Jordan Sails." Now where are those 20 somethings? Speaking of groupies, If you listen to "Time To Retire," you'll hear one.
MT: I’ll look forward to that remix. Have you formed a posse yet?
Haven't elected a sheriff either.
really don't want to wear a star, but I wouldn't mind one embedded in the sidewalk in LA with my name
MT: What about the bling? Did you treat yourself to an over-sized gold necklace with some ridiculously ugly pendent?
Sadly, no. I thought about making a down
payment on an Aston Martin but the salesman seemed to feel that $42.50 was not a significant figure. Seriously, a project like this is not about
making money. It's about fulfilling just to break even. the CD!
a lifetime dream. I'll be happy Hey you guys out there! Buy
MT: Gold teeth?
I just got a crown for my back upper molar,
but it's silver. Does that count?
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