The New Year note
My my. What a year its been.. Godspeed. Quite literally..
Things have been moving fast(er) than usual at the Clones Camp.
Last month we were again back in the studio, to record two of our brand new singles, which will be out soon. Recorded by BBC London’s, brilliant Miti Adhikari, who has worked with the likes of Radiohead and The Foo Fighters to name a few. (I innocently asked him if he’d ever heard of RATM.. and he looked at me as if through a glass eye and said, I recorded them back in ’92. Motherfucker’!
So, needless to say, it’s a thrill to have him on ‘board’. The session was a hectic one day marathon for me..i had to nail all the freaking guitar parts for two tracks. but it’s a raw and pleasurable experience, getting those ballistic tones straight off the bat through my trusted Washburn, going into my Damage Control Womanizer, going into a Roland Blues Cube, picked up by a Neumann TLM 103 and a Shure SM 57 couple!
They’re sounding fucking Drooool! ‘Nuff said! Waiting for the final face melt!
That wrapped up by almost 3 in the morning and we headed straight for our crash pad, The Park Calcutta. Its always great to come back to this hotel, they’ve got great staff..even though I wish there was a water spray in their loos! It just doesn’t feel clean enough with just the toilet paper. (sticky)
Caught up with my body clock through hours of laziness in the luxurious beds and headed straight for the gig that evening at SPE, which was well.. LOUD as many people said. We played minus joseph, so I wonder how that might’ve turned out. But I think im growing old..the old rock n roll saying of ‘if its too loud, you’re too old..’ might be coming true for me, but being a sound engineer , it works best for me if shit isn’t too loud..!
Straight back to Delhi, more new tunes in the jam room..!
Circa 2011, 5 days into the new years, to catch up with the goings on , but here’s an update for you guys.
Also, at camp Clones website, there’s a new feature where we select the best videos caught of our live gigs by fans.. and the best ones are going to be shared on our main page.. so bribe the guards/ friends/ teachers/principals and try to get close and shoot videos..and they will be hosted on the main page at www.themclones.com!! Tadaaa you guys could catch the latest winners there.
So keep it rolling guys.. here’s wishing you a great year ahead in 2011..and hope to catch you guys at the next gig!