-It's been awhile since I've done one of these show recaps. Hope I'm not getting rusty. :) Earlier in the month I was contacted by Donald Thatcher from Octave Match Records in Fl. A band they are representing, Traverser, was playing on 2/24 and they were asking if we could be one of the bands opening for them. After making sure I had people available I said sure. Within a week both Zadoc...& the Nightmare and Kill the Maestro were added to the bill. This night had Mark Amisano on drums and Azriel Mordecai on bass.
-Thursday night came and, overall, there were more people here than I expected. Not only was it a Thursday but also all the bands played their own material.
-Here is what we played this night
-NOTHING WILL SATISFY YOU -DEAD OR ALIVE -MINE, MINE, MINE -TOO LATE -I'VE SEEN THE LIGHT TONIGHT -WON'T BE HOME TONIGHT -FAR AWAY FROM HOME -STAY -PAIN -LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME
-I think we did a good job. Out of the 2 shows this particular lineup has played, I feel this was the better one. The only mistake, basically came from me. I forgot to change the tuning on my low E string between "Dead or Alive" and "Mine, Mine, Mine." I know it's not the most professional thing to do, but I stopped the song so I could tune that string back up. I even had that written on my set list to tune up-and I even have a tuner pedal. Oh well,,,,,,We might even have some video footage available from the show.
-The other 3 bands did great as well. We were all hoping the Traverser guys would miss the snow storm that approaching as they had to drive back to Florida that night. And no-I wasn't getting paid to help promo traverser's merch during CB's set-I wasn't kidding when I said they needed gas money to get home (HA!)....OK, maybe just a little....It was great to share the stage w/ all 3 bands and look forward to doing so again someday in the future. I want to say thanks to both Donald & Sam for making this show happen, thanks to Az & Mark for doing a great job (and for putting up w/ me-HA!), thanks to the other 3 bands and most of all, thanks to all the people who showed up this night. It's deeply appreciated. Keep rockin!
CAROLINE BLUE will be one of 4 bands performing at Fusions in N. Syracuse on Thursday 2/24/2011. Doors open at 8 PM & music starts at 9 PM. Admission is $5.00. Other bands include Kill The Maestro, Zadoc...& The Nightmare and from Florida OctaveMatch Records Recording Artist Traverser. Joining WWJ will be Azriel Mordecai on bass & Mark Amissano on drums.
CAROLINE BLUE will also be one of 20 bands playing at the 2011 Fingerlakes Metalfest show at Donselaar's in Clyde, NY. Joining WWJ will be Mike Smith on drums & Johnny Sniper on bass. More info TBA.
In honor of WWJ's birthdave, Dave Frisina-host of TK99's Soundcheck-wished WWJ a Happy Birthday as well as playing "Too Late." Thanks Dave!
Today is WWJ's birthday! Here's to another year big guy-make it a great one!
Hi everyone-just wanted to let you know that the following CAROLINE BLUE sites on My Space will soon be closing.
-CAROLINE BLUE-Slave to the Hourglass Page- -CAROLINE BLUE-Not For The Innocent Page- -CAROLINE BLUE-Fans, Friends & Freaks Page-
The main CAROLINE BLUE My Space page will still be up (My Space providing of course) so if you're on one of the 2ndary ones but not the main one (strange-but I know of people that this applies to), please join us on the main page. Thanks!
Back in 11/3/2007, I did an interview for TRYST Radio. Interviewing me were Nikki, Rayne & Jason. This interview can now be heard on the You Tube netwok. It's in 5 parts-the link is right below this :)
CAROLINE BLUE'S song "Nothing Will Satisfy You" was played on Monday Night Massacre with Saint G-thanks guys!
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10/20 & 21/2010-I was at Strangeland Audi Studios in Phoenix, NY these 2 days to record 2 songs for possible inclusion on a movie soundtrack. On is a remake of an older track -"Inside" and the other -"Prey" is a brand new song. Both are a little deeper/heavier than what I normally do-hence the use of a 7 string guitar ...& 5 string bass. The guitar is mine-while the bass was on load from Azriel Mordecai-thanks Az!
-Mike merrifield laid down the drums on both tracks. Mike has done studio drum work with CAROLINE BLUE before-3 tracks on the "Slave to the Hourglass" CD and all the drum tracks on the "Not For The Innocent" CD. besides being a close friend, Mike is a great rummer and it usually doesn't take him long to get his parts recorded-and this time was no exception.
-We got set up and then we ran thru "Prey" a few times. Although I'd given Mike a demo of the vocal/r.guitar and click, we never jammed the tune till this moment. In fact, while playing the scratch track I played the guitar and bass lines to make things a little easier. Mike had played on the original track of "Inside" so that wasn't a problem-in fact, Mike added some more stuff to it. I think we did, what 2-3 takes for each one and they were done.
-Then came the bass which was done quickly as well. A few overdubs and that was it. Rhythm Guitar was next, but that was stalled a little so Scott could fix the intonation on my guitar. That didn't take too long either. I used my Fender Metalhead amp on both songs for 1 track and Scott's B-52 amp for both songs on track 2. Then we started on leads but after 1 pass on "Prey" we called it and set up till the next day. Not bad for 1 days work!
-The next day I finished up the lead work w/ Scott's RG 540 Ibanez thru a Line 6 combo amp. Then came the vocals. Everything was done in about 3 hours. So everything recorded for 2 songs in 2 days-sounds good to me!
-If the songs are picked for the soundtrack, then I have to work w/ them on it. If not, I'll probably release the songs-and maybe 1-2 more older ones I have, one a CD or something. We'll see...Both songs are "darker" in nature than what I normally do-which is fine. I like to go off the path every now and then.
-Big thanks for Mike for lending his skills for the songs and Az for lending me his bass. Also big thanks for Scott for not only finding me the time to get this done, but having a great set up, his skills & being really easy to work with. If all goes as planned, I'll be in here again within the next 6 months or so recording a new CAROLINE BLUE EP
-Pics can be seen at http://www.facebook.com/pages/CAROLINE-BLUE/7569814282#!/album.php?aid=301256&id=7569814282