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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CAROLINE BLUE now has a page on the Flickr network. If you're on there-please add us as a contact-thanks! http://www.flickr.com/people/carolineblue/
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
Here's pics taken during 2 separate shoots for the "I've Seen the Light" video shoot.Both were done at Strangeland Audio Studios in Phoenix, NY. This is kind of a Flashback video to when the Not For The Innocent CD was being recorded back in 2007. Well, not an exact backtrack :)
-The 1st session was done the day right ...after CAROLINE BLUE had performed at Fusions in -Syracuse, NY. The band was a little beat from the night before. This was mostly performance syncing with each band member having one scene to speak a line. I (WWJ) came up with the script for this one. Film Producer Ron Bonk was again used in the filming of all this.
-This session went OK.It took a little longer than anticipated. I was personally drained & worn out-not just from the show but due to several events that had happened previously. This shoot was ok-more somber with some tension thrown in. Things would start to change heavily for the band 11 days from this shoot in large part because of those events-but that story is best told on another day....
-I worked on trying to get the 2nd half of this video done for quite awhile-but there was always a schedule conflict somewhere. Finally I was able to secure people & time. The 2nd shoot was earlier today 11/14/10. This one was all dialogue-with me getting a taste of what it's like to do a little directing. In addition to Ron filming, we had Scoot Patnode-owner of Strangeland-and Film Maker Brian Hewitt this night. This took 2-3 hours to shoot-and it was a lot of fun. Again, we were going based on my script but there was some improv-and I have to say this was an awesome night of filming. Everyone did their job well and we were all laughing a lot thru out-which was quite a contrast to the 1st shoot.
-I want to thank Scott, Brian & Ron for all their great work tonight-as well as Doc & Joe during the previous shoot's work. I believe this will be a fun video to watch when all is said & done. Keep on the look out for
-Pics can be seen at http://www.facebook.com/pages/CAROLINE-BLUE/7569814282#!/album.php?aid=299394&id=7569814282