I'm obsessed with this recording app on my iPhone - the Sonoma Wire Works FourTrack. It's like you have a superpowerful studio in your pocket. I can record basically anywhere. Like, I was having lunch with a friend Steve Pollak in New York recently; he brought a bunch of lyrics, and we stared writing on the spot - we were on the corner of 94th and Amsterdam, singing harmonies and bass lines at the top of our lungs into the earpiece. People eventually started gathering around us. The demo captured that whole vibe - the excitement of being out on the street. I don't think I would've even remembered the melody by the time I got home. We took it to band practice, learned the tune right off the demo, didn't change one thing. And now we're going to play the song, "Show of Life," on this summer's tour.Gotta say, I never get tired of hearing about our products being used by such talented musicians!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Phish frontman Trey Anastasio has mentioned previously that he really likes FourTrack and uses it a ton. This time he's giving a shout out in the latest issue of Rolling Stone! Here's exactly what he has to say in "What I'm Excited About":