Finally ran cat6 cable to the studio (I thought my days with a crimp tool were over)!
“Big whoop?” you say? Big Whoop indeed! Because the SSL Nucleus doesn’t play well when it’s connected to a mac getting it’s IP address over WiFi. Don’t ask, it was months of maddening back and forth. But… now it’s working like a charm! (and the near gigabit up and down speeds don’t hurt either.
BBC News just posted an article on Perry Serpa‘s new record!!
“He’s a very smart songwriter and I think he’s done very well,” says Hornby. “It sounds like an early Elvis Costello album to me, once Elvis had started filling out his sound a bit“.
Read it here:
How Nick Hornby’s Fictional Album Became Real.
Today is a BIG DAY.
It’s the (worldwide) DIGITAL release of “Wherefore Art Thou? Songs Inspired By Nick Hornby’s, Juliet, Naked“!
You can purchase or stream the album right here, right now: https://listnin.co/PerrySerpa-WAT
Perry wants to thank Scott McCaughey of The Minus 5, Laura Cantrell, Aja Warren, Edward Rogers, Don Piper, Ron Raymond, and Aidan Serpa for their mighty contributions, Stephen Judge at Schoolkids Records – The Label and Dave Newton at Shifty Disco for getting it out there, and most of all, to Nick Hornby for the inspiration.
I did actually get to record Laura Cantrell singing on this one at Seaside Lounge.
In addition to being an amazing talent, Laura is totes fun to be in the studio with. A real pro and a genuinely nice person.
Super proud to have played some small part in the creation of this record.
I recorded a few vocals at Seaside Lounge and did some “pre-mastering” at The Whelping Box. Perry and I both think it came out great… and so does Nick Hornby!
“Magnificent. I love every song, words and music. I’m happy to think that my book has somehow produced work this good. It works completely on its own terms, and sounds complete in a way that very few albums do anymore.”
A FICTIONAL ALBUM IS BROUGHT TO LIFE:
WHEREFORE ART THOU? SONGS INSPIRED BY NICK HORNBY’S JULIET, NAKED
Album Features Contributions From Friends, Laura Cantrell, Scott McCaughey,
Aja Warren, Edward Rodgers and Don Piper, Among Others
LISTEN TO THE FIRST SINGLE:
For the three or four of you that care. 😉
Stuff I’ve recorded
Stuff I’ve played on
I’m working on a mastering project today. Did a little more fine tuning of the room and I think I’ve got that 50(ish)hz null under control. Anyway…
It’s a friend… It’s a secret… It’s his best work.
Here is a image of a compressor plug-in meant to convey the idea of mastering.
I’m super proud to have recorded a good deal of, and to have sang and played bass on this great new record by my longtime friend Lenny Zenith.
Also happy that Billboard Magazine was smart enough to talk to Lenny about it!
Have a listen…