Police Academy memories

October 16th, 2009
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Best Of Zed

posted by Ray on Oct 16, 2009 6:35pm

Children of the ’80s, rejoice!!! Police Academy rules!!!

Ray took a break to visit Hawaii

August 27th, 2009
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Mauna Kea = Paradise!

posted by Ray on Aug 26, 2009 1:47am

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So after two amazing shows in Japan, and a few weeks off, we’re back at the practice space tightening up a few songs before we head back in the studio to finish up the record.

Getting a little bit of time off was good. Spent a week on Big Island. What a beautiful place. Paradise on Earth! Miss it already. Mauna Kea, thanks for letting me and my wife look at the stars…

Ray

More tracking news

June 22nd, 2009
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Tracking continues…

posted by Ray on Jun 22, 2009 5:29pm

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After a few days of tracking guitars and bass, G has moved on to vocals for a few songs. Everything is turning out great. Me, Frank, Tom the engineer, and Peter and Kevin, the assistants, spent a few late nights getting great tones and having a lot of fun playing.

While G is doing vocals, me and Mikey are watching Frank play Fallout 3. He somehow ended up completely by accident creating a character who looks exactly like the guy who played Truman Capote in the movie that WASN’T “Capote.” I’ve attached a picture of him…

I think Frank is about to smash some guy’s head in with a tire iron…

A Day off from the Studio

June 17th, 2009
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Day off…

posted by Ray on Jun 17, 2009 8:41am

After 5 (6?) great days at the studio, we got a day off today. Bob flew through the drum tracks, and we move on to guitars, bass and vocals Thursday. We have a few more songs to finish up, but Bob has tracked the songs where the arrangements are more set in stone first, so we can get moving on them and then return to the songs that are in a more unfinished state later this month.

I can’t say enough how happy I am with the band. The roughs sound UNBELIEVABLE, its crazy to me how much better and tighter as a band we’ve gotten. It makes me feel really good in the age of “digital performers” that we could go in and track live and still have it sound amazing…

What else is going on…Been having a great time with my Palm Pre. I know I was supposed to write a review, but honestly don’t have the time for it. I guess my quick review is that its an amazing device, with a few shortcomings. Small shortcomings mind you, I’ve been having a lot of fun on it and can’t wait to see what else the team at Palm have in store…

Oh and Ghostbusters came out! I played a little last night before bed, I kept getting slimed! Its a lot of fun busting ghosts, but damn’t Venkman why do you have to keep blasting me?! Kudos to everyone involved with this game, as it really plays out like a sequel to the films. Its still crazy to me that nearly the entire cast got together for a VIDEO GAME. Awesome stuff…

Countdown to tracking!

June 12th, 2009
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The Final Countdown…

posted by Ray on Jun 10, 2009 1:42pm

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Hey everyone, can you believe it??? Only 2 more days before we start tracking. It’s been a long time coming, but we’re ready to go. The new material is great now, and is only going to get better. I feel everyone has been pushing themselves to be better, and can’t wait to hear the results. More to come soon!

UPDATE – hey so I accidentally posted the song with a link to download the file, which I’m pretty sure is completely illegal? Europe, I promise I didn’t mean it! You’ll all just have to imagine the song playing instead…Dah Dah dah dahhhhhh, dah dah dah dah dahhhhhhhh…..