mixing! that's it! how lovely!

i started a single mix for a new artist i'm working with.

what a nice way to spend a day ๐Ÿ–ค

#wednesday #music #diy

this is a nighttime selfie of me (jamie hill) in my studio. the lighting is generally low, and of various colors (amber, red, green). i'm leaning in for a selfie with my computer screen and a few different speakers and a synthesizer.

#TodaysWork: transitions!

- got word that iโ€™ve finished the mixes on both the small dinosaurs album and the @thebenshawmusic album ๐Ÿ‘ฝ on the same day!

- loaded tracks into pro tools and prepped them to start a single mix tomorrow for an indie pop artist from california. only 64 tracks โ€” about half the track count of take on me ๐Ÿ˜‚ his big influence for this song, i kid you not, is bewitched. itโ€™s rad ๐Ÿงžโ€โ™€๏ธ

- recorded the last episode for this season of our podcast! ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿป

#tuesday #music #diy

this is a photo of a computer screen with a large pro tools session on it. so many audio waveforms in all different colors!

#TodaysWork: grab bag!

- started the day with a minor freak-out about whether anything i do matters (it does; i know)

- had a long call with someone at a theater in vermont that we're thinking about doing our new show with. highly encouraging :pensive_party_blob:

- mastered two very different things for two different artists: one americana-ish songwriter track and one avant-garde/experimental track

- touched up four mixes for the small dinos record. SO CLOSE on this one

#monday #music #diy

this is a dimly-lit selfie of a very tired jamie hill (me!). it's shot from below; a ceiling fan looms above

#TodaysWork: Iโ€™M BACK, BABY

#mixing #mixing #mixing

i spent the first part of the day doing an eleventh-hour remix of the verse vocals on the new 80s kids song. itโ€™s a huge improvement; it also means that the version that comes out worldwide tomorrow on streaming will be the old version ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

but bandcamp and radio will have the new version! and streaming will get the new mix soon enough. so itโ€™s fiiiine.

radio debut: 9pm pdt at


this is the cover art for shannon curtis and jamie hillโ€™s album 80s kids. it pictures las vegas being destroyed in a massive nuclear explosion on a gorgeous sunny day in the early 1980s, with the text โ€œ80s kidsโ€ superimposed on it in orange text with a raspberry drop shadow.

#TodaysWork: more listening to things than touching things!

+ listened to our new 80s kids song a bunch. it's done and it's fantastic. so stoked to share this with you! release date is june 2, btw

+ did another round of mix revisions for the small dinos record. half the record didn't have any notes, and the half that did was minimal. nearly finished this one. it's rad

+ sent all my mentees many notes. they're all turning into badass producers ๐Ÿค˜

#wednesday #diy #music

this is a picture of me, jamie hill, sitting in my recording studio. there are low green and blue lights on the wall behind me, and you can see instruments and a speaker and a lego volkswagen bus. i am wearing a black graphic tee and black glasses, and i'm smiling!

#TodaysWork: grab bag!

+ listened to demos for the ep i'm recording for that lovely band from seattle & sent detailed notes. the songs are cool! there are elements of the doors and joy division in there, which i realize is redundant

+ in a fun twist, got a competing offer from a venue for our show

+ maybe finished the mix on the new 80s kids song for real for real? i suppose we shall see what i think tomorrow ยฏ\_(ใƒ„)_/ยฏ

+ sent notes to mentees

+ recorded our podcast

#tuesday #diy #music

i'm standing in my kitchen, presenting to the camera a compact disc jacket printed with a colorful abstract painting. it's a cd that i mastered for an avant-garde guitar noise artist from illinois! if there's a prouder feeling than getting a cd in the mail with my name on it, i'm not sure offhand what it would be. <3

#TodaysWork: #80skids #80skids #80skids

+ pretty sure we finished the new 80s kids song :pensive_party_blob: :pensive_party_blob: :pensive_party_blob: :pensive_party_blob:

(80s kids:

+ it hits so goddamned hard

+ STATS: 122 audio tracks; roughly 90 instrumental and 32 vocal, give or take

+ it doesn't sound like it at first? but there is A LOT of detail and ear candy

let's switch it up: here's some video of shannon's spoken stuff!

#saturday #diy #music #theatre

this is a video of shannon curtis performing her "good to me" show at the sofia theatre in sacramento, california, usa. this particular clip is some of the half hour of spoken narrative that goes in between the songs.

#TodaysWork: #80skids #80skids #80skids

+ continued negotiating with a venue in the philly suburbs. they want to have us and they are being super cool about the fact that we're independent / grassroots. i hope everyone we look to work with is this accommodating. optimistic!

+ huge strides on the new 80s kids song. you all are going to freak about this one

+ booked a studio for a new record i'm producing

+ got reached out to by two new people to mix records (!)

#friday #diy #musicProduction

this is a video of shannon curtis performing her song "the silent sea" at the sofia theatre in sacramento, california, usa

#TodaysWork: now that we're out from under our other obligations, we get to work on 80s kids stuff again!


+ i spent *all night* producing the bridge of this next song we're doing. 12 bars ... 6 hours. this section on its own introduced 9 new synthesizer parts to this song. ridiculous!! ๐Ÿฅท

+ @shannoncurtis made a vocal map and recorded all the vocals.


here's another video from our recent show ๐Ÿค˜

#thursday #diy #musicProduction

this is a video of shannon curtis and jamie hill performing "wouldn't it be good" live at the sofia theatre in sacramento, california, usa

#TodaysWork: more mixing!

+ mixed 7 songs for this project i'm doing with @shannoncurtis

+ seriously. 7 songs ๐Ÿ˜ณ my ears are tired but everything came out great and it's DONE!

+ exchanged messages with a person at another potential venue in PA

here's another video from our recent show. i love love LOVE the video that charles made for this song. what a leap of insight to pair this motion with this narrative. so emotional!

tomorrow afternoon: JOHN WICK ๐Ÿฅท

#wednesday #diy #musicProduction

this is a video of shannon curtis and jamie hill performing shannon's song "i am with you" at the sofia theatre in sacramento, california, usa

#TodaysWork: grab bag!

+ spent an hour and a half doing detailed listening to comparison recordings for four different potential microphone positions for an upcoming classical piano recording, and wrote 1,300 words on my thoughts about each ๐Ÿ˜‚ ยฏ\_(ใƒ„)_/ยฏ

+ continued an ongoing long-range conversation with a potential future co-conspirator ๐Ÿคซ

+ sent notes to my mentees on their current productions

+ recorded our podcast

+ mixed two songs for @shannoncurtis

#tuesday #diy #musicProduction

this is a short live video shot from the audience of shannon curtis performing live at the sofia theater in sacramento, california on april 22, 2023

#TodaysWork: mixing and scheming

+ finished mix revisions for the @thebenshawmusic record. it's cohering! what a rad record. we outdid ourselves. the production is so ambitious

+ took a deposit to make an EP with a band from seattle

+ spent some time researching studios to record in; always fun

+ sent notes on works in progress to my mentees

+ had a first phone chat with a venue owner in PA ๐Ÿ‘€

here's a video from our recent show, shot by our friend amy w! ๐Ÿ–ค

#monday #diy #musicProduction

this is a video of shannon curtis performing "take it if you want it" at the sofia theater in sacramento
1 month ago

#TodaysWork Recording credits (when things are quiet) and sorting out technical things.

Excited as I have this new laptop to record on. It's beautifully quiet and can make the journey to my improvised sound booth.

Less excited to be reading all of these credits, but it needs doing.

#TodaysWork: mixing mixing mixing!

+ did mix updates for 10 of the 16 songs on the @thebenshawmusic album. fun story: he had no notes on anything other than the vocal, and that note was "can we turn it up a skosh" on literally every song. ๐Ÿ˜‚ i did some other stuff too though! with the benefit of a few months not having heard the songs, i immediately heard all the little things they needed.

here's another fun picture from our show last weekend. iconic, if i do say so myself

#friday #diy #music

this is a photo of me (jamie hill) performing live on stage with my partner shannon curtis. i'm standing at my keyboard, backlit by a massive video screen displaying a hugely pixelated blue-and-white image.

#TodaysWork: after a moment out of town cosplaying as a rock star with @shannoncurtis, i am back on my bullshit!

+ signed on to do an ep with a band from seattle. i like the easy commute! also the music is cool

+ did an entire album's worth of mix revisions for the small dinos. in one day!

+ helped shannon get some new merch up online

+ reached out to a couple venues on the east coast to maybe do our show in

here's another show pic! shannon's so cool ๐Ÿ–ค

#thursday #diy #musicProduction

this is a live photo of shannon curtis in concert. she's in front of a pink video wall with a geometric design on it, belting with her arms out.

#TodaysWork: we're ready!

+ did our last rehearsal; it went flawlessly

+ the uninterruptible power supply we got to run our show infrastructure off of is RAD. at a certain point i straight up yanked the mains power out of the wall, and the show kept right on playing. not a blip in the audio, not a flicker in the video. HELL YES

this door in the rehearsal facility spoke to me. music matters. so much. we are so lucky to do what we do and we do not take it for granted. ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค

#thursday #diy #music

this is a photo of the door to a band's rehearsal room. it's covered in music-related stickers โ€”ย bands, equipment manufacturers, venues, etc. there must be two hundred stickers on this door, none of them overlapping. it's so carefully done and it's wonderful. moving, really.

#TodaysWork: more finishing touches!

+ rehearsal :perfect:

+ the rehearsal place has slightly dodgy power, which showed us another opportunity to failsafe things even a bit more โ€” and now we own an uninterruptible power supply :cdrr: :red_candle: :toot:

+ optimized a last couple of videos

+ hell yes thatโ€™s a bedsheet video screen attached to the wall curtains with chip clips

#wednesday #diy #music

A white male wearing a black graphic tee and black glasses is taking a selfie in a rehearsal space. Itโ€™s me! Shannon is behind me, at the front of the stage area, singing her heart out. You can see a bit of our video artwork on a screen on the wall made of a bedsheet.

#TodaysWork: show prep! just guiding everything into its final place.

+ weโ€™ve rented a rehearsal space for four hours each afternoon tues-thurs so we can load in, set up, run the show, break down, and load out. todayโ€™s rehearsal went great. :sidekiq:

+ our amazing video artist charles caskey got us all the revisions we needed, and i edited them all into the show

+ made programs & various merchandise-related signage & collateral

+ locked in our merch seller ๐Ÿ˜…

#tuesday #diy #music

jamie hill and shannon curtis in a music rehearsal facility. black curtains, crap overhead lighting, tired carpet โ€ฆ wouldnโ€™t have it any other way

#TodaysWork: weirdly, work for today was performing a song live on television? (????)

#monday #diy #music

Shannon curtis and jamie hill perform live on fox40 television in sacramento, California, USA

#TodaysWork: all the usual last-day stuff!

+ got our new merch in; nailed it. there is this one garment that is going to KILL ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

+ did a last rehearsal at home; everything sounds amazing; good to go

+ made sure our stage clothes work and feel empowering; they do

+ made video and backing tracks edits for a tv performance that weโ€™re doing on monday (!)

+ locked down a photographer!

+ packed! weโ€™re ready to roll. so grateful for the opportunity to do this show. ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค

#friday #music #theater

This is a photo of a pile of music gear, packed in travel cases, sitting on a very colorful carpet. Two of the cases have โ€œshannon curtisโ€ spray painted on them in bright pink. ๏ฟผ

#TodaysWork: another long one, but i finished EVERYTHING ๐Ÿฅณ

+ backing tracks for the entire show are finished, no more changes, and the show sounds fantastic. ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿป

+ sent production notes to all my mentees, whom i had been neglecting for this past week. they were VERY PATIENT ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ–ค

+ finished mix updates for the small dinos record and sent them the new batch

+ had a successful stage makeup shopping trip for @shannoncurtis

+ got me a last piece of stage clothing

#thursday #diy #musicProduction

this is a photo of jamie hill and shannon curtis in our basement, which we have transformed into a rehearsal space. i'm standing behind my keyboard; shannon has her wireless microphone; the entire room is lit in pink light, because stage lighting helps make the rehearsal more realistic!

#TodaysWork: another excellent day today!

+ had an excellent strategy talk with the lighting director for our theater show. he's a big nerd and totally on board and it's great

+ may have finally found a merch person and a photographer! that would be good

+ did a bunch of coordinating no-cost tickets and brunch invites for supporters

+ had another kickass rehearsal

+ remixed 4 more songs for the small dinos record; just 1 more to go for this round!

#wednesday #diy #theater #musicProduction

this is a grainy late-night selfie of jamie hill and shannon curtis. we're laughing, even though it's way too late and we're exhausted!

#TodaysWork: as trying as yesterday was, today was good in equal measure. excellent day!

+ did some highly intensive stage clothes shopping for @shannoncurtis and got some stuff that she both looks killer in and also feels strong and comfortable in. not always the easiest thing!

+ had an absolutely kickass rehearsal. we're starting to feel in command of the show now. and we still have 6 more rehearsals! this show is fierce. SO excited to share it with you all. ๐Ÿ–ค

#tuesday #diy #musicProduction

this is a grainy nighttime selfie of jamie hill and shannon curtis. we're making silly faces and the vibe is happy.

#TodaysWork: frankly? tough day! but not existentially so. tomorrow's a new day. i think it's important to keep it real; not every day being aRtIsTs is candy and rainbows.

+ got all the remaining v1 videos edited and into the live set! BIG WIN

+ rehearsed the show & had basically no remaining adjustments needed to the backing tracks. also a BIG WIN

+ hooked some more people up with ticket angels for our upcoming show. people buying strangers tickets! THE BEST ๐Ÿ–ค

#monday #diy #musicProduction

this is a selfie of me, jamie hill. i'm a middle aged white guy wearing black glasses, a black graphic tee, and a black hoodie. i'm sitting in a room; it doesn't matter what room. i look tired. but it's okay!

#TodaysWork: okay, holy SHIT are we tired. and we actually have to wake up early tomorrow?? on a saturday?? BUT: this was a fantastic end to a great week. we're beyond wrung out. but we accomplished A LOT:

+ had a killer rehearsal. we could do the show tomorrow. and we still have 8 more rehearsals!

+ did mix updates for fully half of the small dinos record ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

+ facilitated a bunch of ticket redistribution for our show. people are buying strangers tickets. wow ๐Ÿ–ค

#friday #diy #musicProduction

this is a behind-the-scenes photo of our rehearsal setup in our basement. it looks cheerful! the floor is painted warm light grey, and the cinderblock foundation wall is painted charcoal grey. there are a few hundred cds off to the left. a pair of pa speakers are sitting elevated, one on a table and one on a stack of sturdy merchandise bins. shannon curtis is standing between the speakers singing into a wireless microphone. she has copious notes spread out in an orderly fashion on the floor in front of her. there is a very colorful rug in the bottom part of the photo, and sitting on it is a keyboard stand, with a sleek black controller keyboard sitting on it, a microphone in front of it, and a speaker to the left of it, supported by a bin on a tall chair. the ceiling is a white acoustic drop ceiling, and there is a window up by the ceiling, in the way that basement windows are, with sunlight streaming through it and onto the floor.

#TodaysWork: another day of massive steps toward getting the show locked in!

+ did rehearsal BEFORE DINNER (๐Ÿ˜ฑ) and listened back to the entire thing and refined our backing tracks some more

+ finally recorded all my vocal doubles for the live set. of course we're really singing live; also, it's much more fun if there's A GANG OF US coming through the speakers at times

+ got another new video, WOW

+ adjusted a t-shirt design and got a merch order in

#thursday #diy #musicProduction #theater

this is a studio selfie of me, jamie hill. i'm in shannon's studio today! i'm wearing black glasses and a black graphic tee with a yellow nuclear warning symbol design. i'm also wearing headphones and have a microphone in front of my face, because i was recording myself singing when i took this!

#TodaysWork: this show has been literally MONTHS of "how the fuck do i do this" and "oh my *god* there's so much to learn." and then, today, everything just sort of came together!

+ @shannoncurtis & i had what i would call our first really good runthrough of the show. all the way through, no stopping, sounding pretty damn good. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

+ figured out some key video export and sync stuff

+ remade a few backing tracks

+ received a couple more A-MAZING show videos

#wednesday #diy #musicProduction

this is a dimly lit selfie of jamie hill and shannon curtis in our studio. we're smiling big! it's been a good and fun day. there's low light behind us; shannon's wearing grey and i'm wearing black. a wurlitzer electric piano is peeking out between us.

#TodaysWork: productive day! if long.

+ we have been promoting the shit out of our show to our people. to the point where a dear friend asked us, โ€œIs someone promoting this show?โ€ haha. but when you come up the way we have โ€” 600+ house concerts over the last decade in the living rooms and back yards of the people who support us โ€” you are hard-wired to diy/grassroots everything. so we got out there & sold some tickets.๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช

+ prepped our taxes for our cpa

+ recorded our podcast

#tuesday #diy

this is a close-up photo of a prayer candle of david bowie. the candle is sitting by items in a cubby of a walnut bookshelf. ๏ฟผ

#TodaysWork: back to the show grind! things are COMING TOGETHER though.

+ edited+integrated a bunch more videos into the ableton master show

+ spent a lot of the day programming synth sounds and working out parts for the interstitial score bits while shannon's talking

+ zoomed with @thedragstate for a couple hours about his record

+ rehearsed (1.5 hrs), scrutinized rehearsal tape (1.5 hrs) ๐Ÿ˜ณ

please enjoy this pic of me and @shannoncurtis looking like goobers!

#monday #diy #musicProduction

this is a very poorly lit selfie of jamie hill and shannon curtis. they're wearing black and full-on laughing.

#TodaysWork: we have been working too much this week. it's been good, but we needed to take a half day today. so that's what we did!

+ decided upon the (multiple!) colorways for our "good to me" vinyl run and got the quote submitted โœ…

+ spent some quality time with the ableton manual ๐Ÿค“

+ received a couple more videos for our live show from the amazing video artist we're working with; holy SHIT this show is going to be so gorgeous and moving :pensive_party_blob:

#friday #diy #musicProduction

this is a selfie of me, jamie hill. it's actually reasonably well lit! what a nice change. i'm sitting in a room with various colors of low lighting. i'm wearing black glasses and a black graphic tee supporting trans rights. happy trans day of visibility!

#TodaysWork: today was one of those days where it felt like we spent the whole day swatting flies! but, like, in a really good way?

+ tweaked a couple of bios and promo pics

+ had a strategy meeting with our digital marketing people

+ launched our new single! >>>>>

+ started working on score cues for the talking bits in the live show

+ made some new video ads for the usa + europe

+ upgraded ableton (that escalated quickly!)

#thursday #diy #musicProduction

this is a nighttime selfie of me, jamie hill. i'm seated in the corner of our living room. there's a light emanating from the floor in the corner, illuminating some art on the walls and a very old music stand with a grit city magazine on it. i'm wearing black glasses, a black graphic tee, and a black hoodie. i'm smiling!

#TodaysWork: simple! focused!

+ figured out how to reconfigure @shannoncurtis's wireless microphone frequency allocation for maximum channel redundancy ๐Ÿค“

+ mixed four (4!) songs for a side project shannon and i are working on

... and that's it! it's nice when i'm doing a million different things ... it's also nice every once in a while not to do that ๐Ÿ˜‚

#wednesday #diy #musicProduction

this is a selfie of jamie hill and shannon curtis. shannon looks gorgeous, per usual.  jamie is smiling. they are standing in front of a large piece of abstract art hung on a charcoal grey wall.

#TodaysWork: everything is starting to come together for our theater show and it feels VERY GOOD.

+ rehearsed the show for the first time with fully automated synthesizer program changes and it went flawlessly!!

+ went over @shannoncurtis's show script and it's killer. ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿค˜

+ had a long phone call with the main guy at the theater โ€” from 11:30pm-12:30am โ€” MY KIND OF GUY โ€” and he was *so* into scheming with me about ways to enhance the show๐Ÿ˜

+ recorded our podcast

#tuesday #diy #musicProduction

this is a low-lit selfie of shannon curtis and jamie hill. jamie's wearing a black graphic tee and black glasses โ€”ย surprise! โ€”ย shannon's searing a grey hoodie and a gorgeous smile. we look happy.

#TodaysWork: I'M BACK, BABY ๐Ÿค˜

the little emotional valley i was in is a couple days in the rearview, and it's good to be me again! thanks to everyone who sent kind words. i try to be frank about mental wellness stuff; i don't think we talk about it enough as a society. ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค

+ finalized a tee shirt design

+ got video working over ethernet and synced to backing tracks

+ programmed all the synth parts for the live show and got them all program changing automatedly ๐Ÿ†

#monday #diy #musicProduction

this is a grainy nighttime selfie of me, jamie hill. i'm wearing a black graphic tee and black glasses. i'm surrounded by music gear; a keyboard and a laptop with ableton live on it feature prominently. there is low incandescent and red and blue light around. i'm flashing two fingers of fun, as a british friend of mine used to call it.

#TodaysWork: i have some episodic depression in the mix! hopefully it departs soonish? i'm busy๐Ÿ’€

+ redesigned a bunch of synth sounds for the new song in the first part of the day

+ kept working on my live rig

+ integrated softsynths into ableton and figured out a schema for automated program changes

+ rehearsed the show with @shannoncurtis

+ sent production notes to a couple of mentees

+ spent the rest of the night working on the new 80s kids song. IT RULES

#friday #diy #musicProduction

this is a very poorly lit โ€”ย indeed, backlit! โ€”ย photo of jamie hill and shannon curtis. you can barely make out that jamie is wearing a black graphic tee and black glasses, and that shanon is wearing a grey hoodie. one of the walls behind them is charcoal grey and one is white-ish. there are paintings on both walls.


+ iterated a couple of t-shirt designs

+ kept nurturing a relationship regarding touring plans later this year

+ upgraded my live rack with faster hdmi and data

+ rehearsed the show playing out of ableton for the first time ever โ€” flawless ๐Ÿ™Œ

+ spent the final 5 hours of the day continuing on the new 80s kids song. working on getting the synths juuustt riiight; learning the ppg wave :pensive_party_blob: :pensive_party_blob: :pensive_party_blob:

#thursday #diy #musicProduction

this is a poorly lit nighttime selfie of jamie hill and shannon curtis. shannon's wearing a red hoodie and glasses and has the back of her hair pulled off her neck; jamie's wearing a black graphic tee, a black hoodies, and black glasses. there is a low-lit room behind them, and they're being lit by a computer screen so they're kind of greenish. they look loopy (they are!).

#TodaysWork: firmly in the groove and firing on all cylinders (we are apparently in a millimeter-long race car careening around a spiral vinyl racetrack? ๐Ÿค”)

+ talked with a couple of media people about some promo for our show

+ had a great meeting with our amazing video artist, who is making SUCH COOL SHIT OMG ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

+ spent the rest of the night programming for the new 80s kids song. got all the drums done and the bass. this picture is the session so far ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ–ค

#wednesday #diy #musicProduction

this is a photo of a computer screen with the mix window of a pro tools session on it. there are twenty-two tracks visible; twenty-one drums and percussion, one bass.

#TodaysWork: today was a fun balance of things i love doing. but also challenging!

+ i rehearsed the live show with @shannoncurtis for the first time โ€” we've been working on it separately until today. it's SO FUN to sing together ๐Ÿ˜

+ recorded our podcast (which is up:

+ started recording song 3 for the 80s kids project. it's an all-time classic and we are going to KILL IT ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€ we spent 5 hours and got the basic drum sounds designed. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ฌ

#tuesday #diy #musicProduction

this is a nighttime selfie of jamie hill and shannon curtis in a low-lit room (my studio!). we're wearing hoodies and glasses and we're cracking up. we have a lot of fun when we get to work together in the same room.

#TodaysWork: i think whatever planetary disturbance was going on last week seems to be in the rearview; i'm feeling like things are clicking again. :pensive_party_blob:

+ @shannoncurtis & i checked in on the path we'd sketched out at the beginning of the year; we're further down it than we'd thought!

+ talked with @thebenshawmusic about the best way to do mix notes

+ sent some thoughts to a mentee

+ mixed 4 songs for this project shannon & i are doing. FOUR ๐Ÿ™€

#monday #diy #musicProduction

this is a very low-light selfie of me, jamie hill. i'm wearing โ€”ย wait for it โ€”ย a black graphic tee, a black hoodie, and black glasses. i'm standing in a part of my studio where you don't see any instruments โ€”ย just a shelf with various curios and small artworks! notably, there is a lego volkswagen bus on the top shelf, into which i have wired an led lighting kit, so that it has interior and exterior lights. it's badass. i'm smiling! it's been a good day.

#TodaysWork: today was the light at the end of the tunnel! i finished all my stupid outstanding tasks. ๐Ÿ†

+ finished designing the labels for all the products in our @shannoncurtis "good to me" personal care line: bath salts, body scrub, body butter, meditation candle, soap, lip balm ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

+ second outreach to press for our theater show

+ designed+ordered some secret pinback buttons

+ redesigned the backup scheme for our network

+ sent notes to a production mentee

#friday #diy #musicProduction

this is a garage selfie! (of me, jamie hill.) i'm wearing a black graphic tee, a black hoodie, and black glasses. i am putting on a crazed look because it's been that kind of week! but i'm okay. our garage is old and has cool old exposed wood construction.

#TodaysWork: how the fuck is it 2am already??? it feels like 9pm ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€

today was another in what has now been a series of weird days. not bad weird? just ... weird

+ mostly we spent a shitload of time getting up to speed on various aspects of how lighting works (for live shows). shoutout @controlfreak ๐Ÿ™

+argued with @shannoncurtis about how to allocate our time across the many plates we're spinning (arguing is work!!)

+ that's about it. WHERE DID THIS DAY GO

#thursday #diy #musicProduction

this is a nighttime selfie of me: jamie hill. i'm wearing a black graphic tee and black glasses. no hoodie today! the weather's warming a bit this week. i'm standing in front of a modern painting by june steckler. i took the photo in a way where i look intentionally a bit crazed, because that's how today has made me feel! it's fine though. it's FINE.

#TodaysWork: more random odds and ends!

+ designed a new merch shirt with @shannoncurtis. it was hard and we were both tired but we got through it. ๐Ÿง›โ€โ™‚๏ธ THE SHIRT IS BLACK ๐Ÿง›โ€โ™‚๏ธ

+ sent production notes to a couple of mentees

+ got on the phone with a mentee in sweden and explained how to mix into the master bus limiter as a means of shaking out eq and transient-management issues

+ did about half the graphic design for our "good to me" personal care line collab (!)

#wednesday #diy #musicProduction

this is a VERY dark and grainy nighttime selfie of me, jamie hill. i'm a white male, wearing a long sleeve black tee and black glasses. no big update there. i'm posing with some of our records, who are like my friends.

#TodaysWork: continuing on the theme of planting seeds!

+ got our first test video back from the artist who's designing the video for our show AND HOLY SHIT ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿคฏ

+ made first contact with someone to potentially partner with in sweden as we continue to grow what's happening there

+ worked with our film person to get all the rental cameras reserved that we need to film our show

+ started learning my parts for the new songs :blobwizard:

+ recorded our podcast

#tuesday #diy #musicProduction

this is a nighttime selfie of me, jamie hill. per usual, i am wearing a black graphic tee, a black hoodie, and black glasses. it's just been kind of a phase, you know? THAT'S LASTED MOST OF THIRTY YEARS. i'm sitting in shannon's studio for a change! there is cool old-fashioned combed cedar on the walls, anbd lots of art, and low red and blue and incandescent lighting, and it's very homey. i'm smiling; it's been a good day.

#TodaysWork: because i sent the record i was mixing to the band (!), i am being intentional this week about doing random/playful work stuff!

+ i had a younger producer by the house to talk for a couple of hours.

+ not only does he produce, but he's a digital signal processing coder. he likes how i mix, and he's interested in making a plugin that encapsulates all the processing i do on vocals! interesting.

+ i helped @shannoncurtis build out her new work area. ๐Ÿ˜

#monday #diy #musicProduction

this is a nighttime selfie of me, jamie hill. i am sitting in my living room. it has light-colored walls with art on them; there is a window with a flaxen-colored curtain. i don't look as tired as i looked last week! hopefully this will be a trend.

#TodaysWork: i got everything done! all the loose ends are neatly tied up.

+ finished the mixes for the small dinos record ๐Ÿ™€

+ finished the mix for our new 80s kids song (which fucking RULES; you are going to love it *so much*)

+ iterated some graphic design elements for a couple of projects

+ redesigned our bandcamp (now with more joy!)

+ mastered a single for someone

+ sent a mentee some ninja-level production notes for a new song in process

now: WEEKEND ๐Ÿฅณ

#friday #diy #musicProduction

this is a late-night selfie of me: jamie hill. i am wearing a black graphic tee, a black hoodie, and black glasses. no big update there! i'm standing in the microphone-storage area of my studio; there are shelves behind me with many silver cases and other assorted musical odds and ends. i am lit very dramatically from below. i look tired, which i am. but i made it to the weekend; it's going to be all right. :)

#TodaysWork: again, a bunch of different stuff. there's just a lot of moving parts at the moment!

+ more press/tv setup stuff

+ iterated+improved a bunch of design+branding stuff

+ helped a mentee finish mixing her song

+ more radio outreach follow-up ... maybe added a station in denver??

+ finished the mixes for four more songs on the small dinos record; only one to go! (!!!)

+ started scheming on some interesting diy but high-tech lighting ideas for our show

#music #musicProduction #diy

this is a late-night selfie of me, jamie hill. per usual, i'm wearing a black graphic tee, a black hoodie, and black glasses. the shot is aiming upward; there's a dark brown five-bladed ceiling fan above my head. the lighting is warm and inviting. i look manically tired ... i kind of am! still smiling though.

#TodaysWork: how are the days going by so quickly right now??

+ i reached out to 133 radio people to pitch them "wouldn't it be good" (one hundred and thirty-three!!)

+ i confirmed our first tv appearance in sacramento for the week of our debut concert!

+ more press outreach

+ i increased the doneness of the mix for the new song from 99.2% to 99.7%

+ i designed new single artwork

+ i worked with a mentee on fine-tuning the production on her new single

#radio #musicProduction #diy

this is a nighttime selfie of me, jamie hill. surprise: i'm wearing a black graphic tee, a black hoodie, and black glasses! and i'm smiling; i'm tired but happy. i am sitting in the same chair from last night, but at least i bothered to rotate my body 90 degrees to the left so the background in the photo is different. the photo background is my recording studio! it's lit in low blue and amber and red light. there are flaxen curtains over the windows and some cool grey acoustic treatments ("cool" describes the nature of the grey, not the nature of the acoustic treatments, although they are pretty cool). there are a couple guitars hanging on a distant wall. it looks inviting!

#TodaysWork: another grab-bag of a day!

+ recorded our podcast

+ reconfigured our basement show prep area for ever more optimized rehearsal conditions

+ reached out to a filmmaker friend about shooting our april concert

+ sent press enquiries to a bunch of people re the concert

+ kept guiding the mix into place for the new #80skids song. only four tiny tweaks today!

+ prototyped the design for our upcoming @shannoncurtis "good to me" personal care product line

#music #musicProduction #diy

this is a late-night selfie of me, jamie hill. i'm wearing a black graphic tee and black hoodie and black glasses, per usual. i'm not sitting in my studio, for a change โ€”ย i'm sitting in our living room! there is a light with a red shade behind me, casting a warm glow. i look tired but happy.

#TodaysWork: i was all over the place today!

+ i drafted a press pitch for our sacramento theater show

+ i started learning ableton and videosync ๐Ÿ™€

+ i ordered a couple of pieces of needed gear for our stage show

+ i optimized my live rig a bit

+ i most likely finished the mix for the new #80skids song (!!!) (you guys are going to flip the fuck out)

+ i finalized mixes for five more small dinos songs

my aide+muse buff the studio bear sends love ๐Ÿงธ

#music #musicProduction #diy

this is a very silly grainy nighttime selfie of me, jamie hill. i'm wearing black glasses, which is about all you can see of me because i am behind my rack, and also partially hidden behind my little stuffed bear that sits on top of my rack (and whom i have had since i was 2!). there are some synthesizer knobs visible at the bottom of the photo.

#TodaysWork: a good day to cap off a good week ๐Ÿ–ค

+ connected with a soapmaker friend to scheme out a line of "Good to Me" personal care products to go with the album ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

+ finalized and started bouncing mixes for the small dinos record ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

+ went through the marketing plan for our california theater show

+ brainstormed with a lighting director

thank you all so much for all the kind words about the new single. you've made today very warm for us and we're grateful. ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค

#music #musicProduction

this is a grainy nighttime selfie of me: jamie hill. i'm wearing black glasses, a black graphic tee, and a black hoodie. same as every day. i'm sitting in my studio at the end of a long day. i'm tired but i'm smiling!

#TodaysWork: you all have heard from me plenty today, so i'm going to keep this brief.

+ we put out a new single and surprise-launched a new side album project. thank you for all the kind words. ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค

+ we're working through a trailerized version of "Wouldn't It Be Good" with our brilliant composer friend @brianstecklermusic. it sounds like if "Wouldn't It Be Good" were a movie ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

+ i sent song notes to a bunch of mentees

#music #musicProduction

this is the cover for the new shannon curtis and jamie hill side project album called 80s kids. it's a color photographic collage artwork of the 1980s-era Las Vegas strip being blown up by a nuclear blast. Over the mushroom cloud is whimsical orange and pink script text that reads "80s kids.""

#TodaysWork: random!

+ i talked with a mentee in sweden. after a time in the wilderness (a business-y higher ed thing that wasn't his vibe), he's recommitting to doing music hardcore. which is good, because he's fucking amazing and has a very bright future.

+ @shannoncurtis and i filmed a spotify canvas for the new song

+ i installed a mesh network in our house and holy *fuck* is the internet fast now ๐Ÿ˜ณ

+ i got the mix for our new song in hand. swoon :BlobhajHeart:

#music #musicProduction

this is a very grainy low-light nighttime selfgie of jamie hill and shannon curtis. shannon's lying on the couch with headphones on, barely awake; i'm in there for a selfie. we're both smiling. it's been a long but good day!

#TodaysWork: first some scheming, second some mixing

+ we spent the first part of the day continuing to do all the mind-numbing promo setup stuff you have to do when you have new music coming out! omg there is SO MUCH RANDOM BULLSHIT. but it helps more people hear our music, and that's A Good Thing, so we do it cheerfully.

+ we recorded our podcast

+ and then we worked all night on song 2 for our top-secret new project! shannon brought me 34 vocal tracks. goodness ๐Ÿ˜‚

#music #musicProduction

this is a grainy nighttime selfie of a white man (jamie hill) and white woman (shannon curtis). they are both wearing glasses and they are both wearing black. they're in a warmly-lit room. they look tired but happy.

#TodaysWork: i woke up to the best email regarding our upcoming debut theater show, and it made me stoked for the entire day.

long story short, the venue's tech director is using our concert as an excuse to create an entirely new 50'x21' full-stage rear-projection video setup for the theater. ๐Ÿ˜ณ the video art that's being made for the show is going to look *bananas*.

+ i am zeroing in on final mixes for the small dinos record (!)

+ promo for new single: FRIDAY! ๐Ÿง›โ€โ™‚๏ธ

#music #musicProduction #art

this is a grainy nighttime selfie of me โ€”ย jamie hill. i'm a white male with short hair wearing black glasses and black clothing. i'm in a low-lit room: my recording studio! i look tired but pleased.

#TodaysWork: today was a day for odds and ends. perfect for a friday!

- i made stems of our first new secret song to send to our friend @brianstecklermusic. he's going to make it sound like a movie trailer ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

(you guys get to hear the new secret song in ONE WEEK btw!!)

- i wrestled with some uncooperative technology. i won! it sucked some time though, the fucker.

- and i mixed another small dinos song!

i'm glad it's the weekend. this week was very long. ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿง›โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿง›โ€โ™‚๏ธ

#music #musicProduction #friday

this is a grainy nighttime selfie of me, jamie hill. i am wearing a black hoodie with the hood up over my head. i'm in my studio; no big surprise there! i've been in there like 60 hours this week. it's been a heck of a week. super productive and good; also challenging and tiring. but i'm still smiling!

#TodaysWork: we finally finished the programming for this new top secret song we've been working on this week! we clocked 19 hours total. NINETEEN HOURS of hardcore synthesizer sound programming, drum programming, sound design, and sequencing. fucking hell ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’€

i learned a LOT in the process about how to program a fairlight cmi though! it had a shocking amount of editing for a 1982 computer instrument.

also i talked a young artist through strategies for first recordings.

#music #musicProduction

this is a grainy nighttime selfie of jamie hill and shannon curtis. we're wearing glasses and smiling. we look tired. we are tired!

#TodaysWork: more programming on the new top-secret music project. we're currently at 30 music tracks and counting. it's just a ridiculous amount of work. it's probable we'll do >20 hours of programming on this song before i hand it off to @shannoncurtis to do vocals.

prior to that, i talked a young producer through how to budget for an album and talk with artists about money. it took two hours, and i think it worked; i believe she pitched a gig tonight and got it. ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿง›โ€โ™‚๏ธ

#music #musicProduction

this is a grainy nighttime selfie of jamie hill and shannon curtis. we're in our recording studio; it's lit in various overlapping warm low lights of various colors. shannon is resting her head on my shoulder like a puppy or something. it's very sweet. we are so tired.


my sweetie @shannoncurtis and i started the second song in our top secret new music project! we spent about five hours on it and got four measures in. we are being ... um ... very exacting in the production ๐Ÿ˜‚

+ we recorded this week's misfit stars podcast episode; it's up!

+ i started figuring out ableton

+ i made first contact with a potential lighting director for our sacramento concert

#music #musicProduction

this is a grainy nighttime selfie of jamie hill and shannon curtis. we're in our recording studio. we look exhausted and loopy;ย we are!

#TodaysWork: i imagine that it might appear from the outside that the life of a working artist is very romantic! wake up at noon, eat bonbons, maybe do an interview, consult our astrologer, etc.

and some of that is true! we do wake up at noon. ๐Ÿง›โ€โ™‚๏ธ

but, also: a lot of days are... very not romantic? like today! it was really just all software installs and bullshit. interrupted only by a lovely confab with our new co-conspirator @controlfreak โ€” which made it all worthwhile.

#music #musicProduction

this is a grainy nighttime selfie of me, jamie hill. i am in my studio, just utterly surrounded by low-lit technical equipment. synthesizers, mostly, and speakers. lots of each. it looks very high-tech and fun if you're into that sort of thing!

#TodaysWork: today felt like a big turning point on the record i'm mixing! i ended the night with just two songs that i haven't touched ... and if memory serves, they don't need as much sound design and i probably won't need to do a lot on them.

but i had to pay some dues to get to that point! the song i opened up tonight needed SO MUCH HELP, and i had SO MUCH TROUBLE finding a way in. ๐Ÿ˜‚ it took me literally four hours to figure out the drum sound. i did it though! ๐ŸงŸโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸงŸ๐ŸงŸโ€โ™‚๏ธ

#music #musicProduction

this is a grainy nighttime extreme-closeup selfie of me, jamie hill. i'm wearing a black hoodie with the hood up, and all you can see is my bespectacled face, floating in a black sea of hoodie hood. there are various interesting lights reflected in my glasses. i look happy; i am!

#TodaysWork: all i did was mix. mix mix mix. i mixed three entire songs from scratch to masters for shannon for a sync project we're doing. i am so goddamned tired ๐Ÿ˜‚ my ears feel great though; i'm solidly in the groove. if i didn't need sleep i could mix an entire album right now. :sidekiq: :sidekiq: :sidekiq:

also, we hatched yet another scheme โ€” this time with a dear composer friend who's going to trailerize some stuff with us. coming soon to a theater near you! ๐Ÿ’€

#music #musicProduction

this is a grainy nighttime selfie of jamie hill and shannon curtis. they are standing in a room.jamie is wearing a black graphic tee, a black hoodie, and black glasses, per usual; shannon is wearing a denim shirt over a dark tee. they look tired but happy.

#TodaysWork: today was a day for planting seeds!

first i had a conversation with a dear old friend who works in the actual music industry, about potential contacts that might help with our touring in sweden (!). ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช

next shannon and i had a zoom with a video artist friend, to scheme on the visuals for our new live show. spoiler: it's going to be SICK. ๐Ÿ’€

then i made the v1.0 instrumentals for our live show! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

and finally i mastered things for a couple people. ๐Ÿ–ค

#music #musicProduction

this is a low-lit nighttime photo of a rack of synthesizers (the kind with no keyboard attached, just the knobs and switches). the rack has some pull-out lights at the top that cast a lovely medium light over the synths. you can see an off-white wall lit in blue light, a window, and a yellow curtain about five feet behind the rack. there is a little stuffed bear sitting on top of the rack, to the left, named buff. he says hi.

#TodaysWork: back on mixing the small dinos album! i'm checking off about two songs per night atm. this is the second round of mixes; i imagine that there will be a quick third round, and then i'll most likely send it to the band. eeep! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

@shannoncurtis & i did some calendaring for valentines day. sexy!

sent some notes to a few mentees.

adjusted a master for that rap remix ep.

sent @controlfreak stems for one of shannon's songs. RE-MIXXXX!

recorded our podcast.

#music #musicProduction

this is a grainy nighttime selfie of me, jamie hill. i'm wearing all black and black glasses; no big update there. there's a window behind me and you can see part of a pergola with market lights. there are dramatic shadows being cast onto the ceiling. i look happy and tired; i am!

#TodaysWork: aahhh so much energy today!! we announced our first theater show and all our people were so excited and engaged and had a million nice things to say and we fielded comments for what felt like hours and it was lovely and also i got very keyed up. so then i put the internet aside and worked on music! i did a quick stem master for someone. i finished mastering those rap remixes. i mixed a couple more small dinos songs. and we finished book club! now: WEEKEND ๐Ÿง›โ€โ™‚๏ธ

#music #musicProduction

this is a grainy nighttime selfie of me, jamie hill. i'm a white male with short hair, wearing black glasses, a black graphic tee, and a black hoodie (surprise!). i'm standing over by a wall in my studio. the wall is lit in a mix of the lights in the room ... warm incandescent, teal, and reddish. there is a light grey wall treatment visible in one corner. to my right is a shelf with a picture, a small bullhorn, and a lego vw bus. i look tired and happy, because i am.

#TodaysWork: more mixing on the small dinos record! it's coming along great. the more songs i work on, the more i'm getting a sense of where the album wants to land overall. i had an idea, of course โ€” i mean, i did produce it ๐Ÿ˜‚ โ€” but it's never not the case that the album's personality makes itself known after the songs' personalities do.

i listened to things for some people and sent them notes.

and then i started mastering some rap remixes! a lovely palate cleanser.

#music #musicProduction

this is a grainy nighttime selfie of me: jamie hill. i'm a white male. per usual, i'm wearing a black graphic tee, a black hoodie, black pants, black socks, and black glasses. i'm in my recording studio โ€”ย no huge surprise there! the studio is full of fancy-looking speakers and equipment. it's lit in low warm incandescent light, various small accent lighting, and also low teal-colored light. i look happy, because i am!

#TodaysWork: mixing all day today on the small dinos record! ๐ŸŽ‰

i'm starting to finish mixes. it's rewarding to have that starting to happen; we've been working on it for four months, not counting pre-production.

i had a minor triumph with one song; i ended up achieving a super distinct texture by way of two different tape emulations on the mix bus, one of them being a model of cheap cassette tape. i feel like people would pay me less if they knew i do shit like this ๐Ÿ˜‚

#music #musicProduction

this is a grainy nighttime selfie of me, jamie hill. i'm a white male; per usual, i'm wearing black glasses, a black tee shirt, and a black hoodie. for the record, i'm also wearing black pants and socks. i'm in my studio, although i'm facing all the fancy gear, so you just see a couple of rooms behind me. there's some art on the wall; the transition between the two rooms is trimmed in wide raw cedar boards. i'm smiling!

#TodaysWork: today was a day for imparting big truths to a mentee! we did The Money Talk (i.e., how to talk about it with new artist clients) AND The Producer Talk (i.e., what it actually means to be one, what and to what and to whom your responsibilities are, and what the job can mean if you do it right) โ€” and we did both talks IN ONE EVENING. that's a lot!!

also we recorded our podcast, i mixed the small dinos record more, and i talked with an artist friend in berlin.

#music #musicProduction

this is a grainy late-night selfie of me, jamie hill, in my recording studio. there is a computer monitor over my left shoulder and a rack of gear with hundreds of knobs and switches over my right shoulder. the studio is lit with a mixture of low incandescent light and low teal light. i'm wearing a black hoodie and black glasses. i look tired and happy โ€”ย which i am!

#TodaysWork: lots of work today with people i'm mentoring and/or working with!

- rose, in new york, who's getting so fucking good at mixing

- wonder, in arizona, who has started getting asked to produce for other people ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

- trevor, in minnesota, who stretched out of his comfort zone with some production prompts i gave him (and did great!)

- kelly, in texas, who's readying a dreamy new song for me to mix

- devan, in sweden, who's 21 and making a fucking *great* album

#music #musicProduction

this is a grainy nighttime selfie of jamie hill. per usual, he's wearing a black tee shirt and black glasses. there is a silver short-scale bass guitar on the wall behind him, which is grey. there is a wide white doorframe above him. a light is casting cool shadows from below. he is wearing white apple earbuds.
Simon Campbell
4 months ago


I didnโ€™t have time to post yesterday as we were really excited, having the wonderful Hugo Danin in the studio recording drums. Today is more of the same, but with less formed and more experimental tracks.

Also our latest article and podcast have been released on our blog. Itโ€™s all about David Crosby. Worth a read an listen if you are a fan, or want to know more.

#DavidCrosby #Podcast #Article, #Substack #HugoDanin #Drums #Music #Recording #NewAlbum

#TodaysWork: kind of a grab-bag sort of day! lots of emailing with artists about works in progress. sent a mentee some detailed notes on a couple of mixes she's working on. sent @thedragstate some ideas for a song in progress. furthered a couple of schemes with some co-conspirators on some upcoming projects. worked through a graphic design idea with @shannoncurtis.

book club today for shannon's book was deep. people were excavating. it was deeply rewarding. ๐Ÿ–ค

#music #musicProduction #books

this is a grainy, colorful nighttime selfie of jamie hill, a white male with black glasses and a long sleeve black shirt with a white design on it made of non-threatening snakes. there is a bookshelf to his right; you can see a lego vw bus, a mini bullhorn, a haunted-mansion artwork, a small boombox (great for checking vocal tuning!), a lego san francisco skyline, and a book. jamie looks tired but happy.

#TodaysWork: mostly mixing today, again on the small dinosaurs record. i worked too late and i'm exhausted and my ears are shot, but i feel like i finally turned a decisive corner on the album's magnum opus. this fucking song has 75 tracks!! and there's no one to blame but me, because i'm the asshole who produced it! why do i do this to myself ๐Ÿ˜‚

in all seriousness, though, it rules, and it's starting to sound huge. yay.

and we did book club! people got deep tonight. ๐Ÿ–ค

#music #musicProduction

this is a late-night selfie of me โ€”ย jamie! i'm a YOUTHFUL 50yo white male; i'm wearing black glasses and a black crew-necked shirt (i believe people might be starting to realize that this is a recurring theme). i'm sitting in my recording studio ... lately i'm always sitting in my recording studio! this makes sense, because i'm a record producer, but a change of scenery would be nice. maybe tomorrow we'll take a walk or something. i always say that. but i have some good time right now to work on this record i'm mixing, so i'm making hay. anyway, the picture! it's grainy and low-light, but it looks like a nice environment ... because it is. there's a dark brown ceiling fan with five blades, some homemade art on the wall that someone made based on an older album of ours,and that's about all you can see. really it's just a selfie of a tired and vaguely stunned man.

#TodaysWork: our hardcover books finally arrived! so in the afternoon we packed up orders and shipped them out. @shannoncurtis and i worked all day on our New Top Secret Project. it is kicking ASS. shannon absolutely destroyed the vocals for it. the mix is in its basic form. tomorrow will be a fun day of detail work and automation. can not WAIT to be able to share this with you. you all are going to flip the fuck out. :sidekiq: :sidekiq: ps yes, it's 3:45am

#music #musicProduction #topsecret