Yours truly with drummer/engineer Mike Sabatini taken earlier today

Do you know how difficult it is to keep quiet when you’re excited like a kid at Xmas morning? I have learned the art of admirable restraint (thanks to Bill Bruford) over time.

‘Twas not easy though!

But as you can see by the above photo, drummer/engineer Mike Sabatini and I met up at Bandmother Recording in lovely Jersey City, NJ. We didn’t have a coffee clutch but we did start pre-production on the ninth album.

You read that right.

We started with one new song, it will be the title track (that’s all you get out of me). Ran through it maybe six times, just to get the parts together. Mike has a great ear for these things. He doesn’t just spew all over the songs (he will for fun though, just to get a laugh out of me). We locked in really quickly, which was no surprise. As I always say, I write what feels good. The main riff goes from 4/4 to 7/8; the “breakdown” (for all you hardcore kids out there) goes from 3/4 to 7/8. And yet it still has GROOVE and ATTITUDE!

I have more songs of course but won’t send everything to Mike…yet 😉

Published by steviehimself

Guitarist/guitar teacher/cat lover in New Jersey.

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