I'm here with Garrett Sawyer at Northfire Recording Studio in Amherst MA, editing the vocals of two very special Buddhist lamas: Lama Karma Drodhul and Lama Karma Thendup. In a studio where the hip young interns are used to listening to the latest rock music, it's delightful to witness how everyone is reacting to the powerful healing sounds of two monks singing "Om Mani Peme Hum" to a funky groove. May all beings benefit!
Saturday, August 2, 2014
I'm back in the studio again! (And I still haven't tired of the fact that I get to say "back in the studio" by the way, because I get to sound so cool, hee hee....). I've spent the past few days at White Light Recording Studios with Anthony Molina working on all kinds of techie stuff: fixing timings and tuning vocals, replacing parts, and coming up with even more wonderful ideas for parts and transitions. Anthony is a pure genius, so mostly I'm just watching the engineering process in awe. Because this is my first time making a record, I cannot help but compare the experience to writing a novel (a process I do know). In both cases, there is a lot of editing involved...but the fun thing about music is that we get to tap our feet and dance and listen to Stevie Wonder (singing with a Hare Krishna back up choir) for creative inspiration during the grueling editing process. Fun fun fun!
Here's a video of Anthony working out a new guitar part for my version of "Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha.