Saturday was spent playing bass for my friend's demo in Brooklyn. I hadn't been in a recording studio in a really long time, so that was fun. The studio was a lot more lo-fi than the ones I had been in before, but it had a very relaxed vibe and everything sounded great. I'm not sure how my bass playing sounded - I play bass like a lead guitar player, I play wayyy too many notes and I'm waaayyyyy too melodic and the songs we were playing are very simple folk songs. I made $100, though, so that's OK. I have been wrangled into further overdubbing sessions for this demo, playing keyboards at a home studio in Jersey; haven't yet hammered out a date, or if I'm getting more money for it. I feel wierd taking money from a friend to help them record, but I also feel wierd because I'm putting in twice as much time as the drummer, but we're both getting paid the same. The drummer showed up over 2 hours late, too, which was pretty annoying. Overall, though, it was a good experience and it got me super-jonesed up to get in a studio myself. As much as I want to just record homemade demos, I REALLY want to be in a studio, with real drums, and real microphones, and make everything sound wonderful. I could probably do it there, and I could probably do everything myself, too; it would cost a small fortune, and I'd probably be better served by just getting a band together, already.
Hopefully, if I'm feeling OK, tonight Kath and I will see "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind."