Entries from September 2008

Lots to do

September 29, 2008

I finally got a chance last night to go through the drum sessions from NYC the other week and give them a listen.  When we were at the studio, we kept between 3 and 6 takes for each song.  For some songs, we tried a couple different tempos, and for others, Mike or Tom played […]

iTunes 8, I think I’m turning Japanese?

September 9, 2008

So, I just upgraded to iTunes 8, and when I plugged in my iPhone afterward, the normal “AutoPlay” popup popped up…  Except with a bunch of crazy Asian characters in the device name that I’m assuming are Japanese, but who knows?  What’s up with that?  

iPhone app: Air Sharing

September 9, 2008

Now THIS app is very cool:  Air Sharing.  With it, you can now access (add, delete, open) files on your iPhone from your computer, over the air.  It’s free for the next 2 weeks or so, so get it now, or pay for it later. I just tested it out from my Vista pc and […]

Drums halfway done now

September 8, 2008

On Sunday, I was down in Manhattan at Threshold Studios tracking drums with Mike Maenza and Tom Sposato.  Between them, we got 5 more songs’ drum parts recorded.  So that takes the tally up to 6 songs done now on drums: half way there! Threshold is the studio where The X’s (Maenza’s old band) recorded […]

Google Gears and Chrome… awesome

September 2, 2008

I’m not exactly sure what this Google Gears thing is yet, but I do know that I can now “search” through my MySpace inbox thanks to it, and that is VERY awesome.  Would’ve been nice if MySpace built that in, but hey. That’ll save a LOT of time next time I go look for “that […]

Valerie Webb’s new song

September 1, 2008

A couple months ago, Valerie Webb (from the band Venomentality) contacted us (The Velmas) with an idea.  She’s putting together a portfolio for college (she’s only 16!) next year, and in general is trying new things and experimenting with her music.  She had this song called “All While Laughing” that she had recorded a quick […]