|dusty....looking snapper....in front of a wisp..above a spire|
This simply is not the truth. I guess you could do it if you didn't stop and expereience anything on the way. How it played out was we would find a new area....you name it medford, santa cruiz, S.F., and we would start setting up recon in that area. This process took anywhere from 3 days to 3 weeks depending on how lucky we got. Once we would find a stream of talent it would bloom from there but we never calculated in the cost of gas in getting to all of these open mics (etc.), eatting while we were scouting, and the time before we hit the band/slash person that would 'open' the town up.
Believe it or not there is always a person who holds the key to all of the talent of that city. Strangely that person doesn't even play music sometimes. They are the person who more or less has fantastic taste combined with a great personal skills. Once we have a hold of the stream is talent it is a game of finding a place to record the bands/artists that is A.) safe B.) free C.) Conducive of a great performance. When our movie comes out you will get to see what we are talking about.
Long story short we are having to break up the country into smaller 8-10 week pieces. This is better for both our health and our equipment. Our gear in its current configuration wouldn't have made it through last summers deep south weather without lighting on fire. We think of it as an undercover blessing. Our computer's green boards, even though they are military grade high/low temp can't handle the 130 that Mississippi was getting last year. Simple physics keeps getting in our way. This is why we are going to try and hit the Deep south in the winter this time. Lower reading on the mercury. Granted water is always a problem, but the heat last year......in California even (which isn't exactly fearsome) was causing problems.
We currently are working on ducting and air conditioning that will fix all of this. GO SCOTT'S DAD GO! we are taking the microbooms back up to AUDIX. (WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK AUDIX AGAIN FOR BEING THE GREATEST COMPANY EVERY. THEY WEREN'T MEAN, STRESSFUL, OF ANYTHING BUT COOL TO WORK WITH.....THAT AND THEIR STUFF SOUNDS RADICAL. IT'S THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS).
p.s. who is that fourth person standing there?...and when is phase two starting? and where is phase two going to take place? and what if " I was in the area that phase one took place in, but i wasn't recorded and I am damn sure that i am good enough......you guys just didn't get a chance to hear me?"