Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Any Questions? - GB+VX (1991)

In January 1991, shortly after the start of the first Gulf War, we were very prolific with our musical output.  The deluge of 24/7 war footage and chemically-fueled all night recording sessions garnered many new song ideas.

Though many of those ideas never progressed further than the cassettes they were recorded on, a few like this one, GB+VX, ended up being produced more and recorded on our Tascam 38 1/2" 8-track reel-to-reel machine.

This one started out simply with a very repetitive drum beat and synth parts.  After adding a round of Gulf War audio samples, MC2P4 delivered his apocalyptic vocals and then I spent the rest of the night (and into the morning) recording multiple effected, electric bass parts before mixing the final song that we share with you now.


P.S.  This photo was taken on 11/24/90 at the very first Any Questions? live performance.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Is that Geddy Lee (Rush)?

Obviously influenced by Geddy Lee (Rush) in more ways than one, I should have known better than to follow his fashion.  This photo was taken at the Shippensburg Area Senior High School (SASHS) Mid Winter Concert on 02/02/87.

Featured in this photo are (L-R) Donny Ernakovich - Percussion and Matt Norcross - Electric Bass.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Imbued Vagary - Rehearsal

On 06/02/12, Imbued Vagary gathered at Floating Fish Studios to begin preparing for our performance at SHAPE Solstice Arts Festival 2012.  We weren't entirely sure what we were going to do for the show so we set up our gear and started improvising.  

Special thanks to Kimberly Scott for capturing this 4+ minute raw, unedited video excerpt from our rehearsal.