Entries Categorized as 'Craig's Sea Log'

Back to the gigging schedule

June 25, 2010

We have several gigs upon us. This changes our rehearsals drastically. Unfortunately, when we gig, we have to spend our time freshening up our book of songs. This means that our efforts to finish our recordings is placed on hold. Unfortunately, our new album, The Treachery of Dante’s Forgiveness, will have to wait.
I have [...]

Rehearsal Tonight

April 28, 2010

I’m looking forward to rehearsal tonight. We are working on the backtracking for the read parts of the story on our 3rd album. The spoken word portions of the album are a bit longer this time, so scoring has been more work.
As of last week, we roughed in the music–1 mic room recordings–of act one. [...]

Getting Excited for Rehearsal Tonight

April 14, 2010

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Last Voyage of the Black Betty
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The story of Captain Stark and his nemesis, Captain Henry Ramos.

The Flight of the Filthy Vicar
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The memoirs of a condemned pirate, rotting in his cell, awaiting his time to hang.

Tonight is rehearsal. We have been mopping up [...]

Recording Difficulties

March 10, 2010

Last night, I was working on one of the new Acid Holiday songs: YELLING SONG. Scott wrote the lyrics and emailed them to me along with some reference tracks that he liked and wanted me to emulate.
It’s funny, but I’m having some trouble with this song. It seems on the surface that it should be [...]

A Long Lost Radio Play Script

March 3, 2010

Craig digs up a long lost teleplay he wrote. He feels he might want to produce it into a double, or possibly, a triple album. But it might be to big for him.

Scoring for Voice Over

March 2, 2010

At last week’s rehearsal, we did a couple of things: 1, we worked on Rick Nef’s new song, It Can’t Be a Mutiny if you’re Dead; 2, we began to score the background music for the spoken word parts of the album.
I have to say, I love Rick’s new song. It’s the first song Rick [...]


February 22, 2010

RUSTMONSTER was inspired by a single shot in an obscure Rutgar Houer film.

A visit from a long lost friend

February 19, 2010

Funny how this digital world works. I have been working with an old friend of mine, Scott Brough, on a new heavy metal project: A second Acid Holiday album, after a 25-year hiatus. Throughout the whole process, we have never had a face-to-face meeting. I have recorded tracks and emailed them to him. He has [...]

Mikey’s New Song

February 18, 2010

Last night at rehearsal, we slammed down a great minus track of Mike’s new song, The Ballad of Barnacle Back Billy. It’s sounding cool. He’s going for a raw, found percussion sound. I imagine all of the band picking up some interesting thing–a pot, a pan, a pipe–and banging on it.
That leaves Rick Nef’s–sax [...]

Looking forward to rehearsal tonight

February 17, 2010

I thought I’d start putting down some of my thoughts about music, about Rustmonster, and about life. One of the things I look forward to most is playing with the boys. We rehearse every Wednesday night at 9PM. Rehearsal is a mix of music, jokes, and general fraternizing. It couldn’t be a more pleasant atmosphere.
We [...]