The Lovespies

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Conversations To Avoid While Recording May 27, 2009

Filed under: By Julie,Recording,So Soon — thelovespies @ 7:08 pm

 

(Wherein The Lovespies discover that their chats about the songs should probably be recorded, too.)

 

Guitar Player/Producer:  Can we talk about the arrangement for So Soon?  

Singer/Writer:  What do you want to know?  I’m kind of busy.

(They briefly talk about the first part of the song.)

SW:  Can you just make it slow and dreamy?  Just do whatever arrangement you want.

 

[A couple of weeks later.]

 

GP:  Ok, I’ve finished all the guitars and I need you to do the scratch vocal.

SW:  I’m ready.

(They start recording the vocals and get to the end of the instrumental chorus.)

SW:  Wait.  Why does it do that part once and not three times like we do it live?

GP:  I thought we were going to do it the slow way we used to do it.

SW:  Yeah, but we were going to leave in that new part.

GP:  Why didn’t you tell me this when I wanted to talk to you about the arrangement?

SW:  You didn’t ask me about that part.  You just asked me about the first part.

GP:  But I wanted to talk to you about the arrangement and you were too busy.  You said to do it however I wanted to.

SW:  But I didn’t mean to leave out that part.

GP:  !!!

GP:  I have to re-record the guitars.

 

[A little while later.]

 

SW:  Sorry.

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