It was my first session in NYC and was awesome to be back in the studio. Such a good feeling. So much fun. Laying it down and jiving with the client. This one was through ISDN: Integrated Services Digital Network, which is a technological infrastructure that lets you transmit voice and data at once. So that the client and talent can be on opposite sides of the country, and the client can hear what the talent sounds like through the mic and communicate with them in real time.
So I get set up by John, the engineer at Nutmeg – cool guy, works on making mash ups in his spare time, like Depeche Mode vs Nine Inch Nails – and then get connected with everyone else over in California. Andy, the engineer at One Union Recording, Cary, the producer at Mekanism, and a group of other folks. Sounded like there were 3-5 people on the other end. It’s fun, rocking a session totally through ISDN – first time doing that. Lots of firsts. It’s actually a little liberating. Cause nobody can see you. And I like gesturing like I’m at a hip hop concert. So there’s a little freedom there.
It was awesome doing my thing in midtown Manhattan. It cracked open this door that allowed me to give myself in to the whimsy and magic of New York. Which is everything that brought me here in the first place. There’s something about doing a session on 45th st near 6th ave, in the middle of the hustle and bustle, buildings towering over me, a little piece of the machinery in the thundering metropolis, that fills me with joy.
Being in NYC, and actually doing your thing, that’s the stuff of happiness.