Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Studio Day 14
Alice "Queen of the Trills" cruised on through 8 tracks today!
We kicked things off with piano on Lightening Strikes Twice with some dissonant strikes and of course some cool trills and a new blues riff she discovered just a couple of days ago. The new riff was abit of a challenge for her as Alice is still getting to know the blues, which is a feel based style. She is a classically trained pianist with an ARCT so the gal know the ivories. Diligent she found the pocket and added her special touch.

Alice fanned the Fire Flames with her haunting and lovely broken chords on piano and next up was Dizzy playing piano chords on the 1. Alice nailed it giving it that extra groove we were looking for. The jazzy Perfect Love Affair concluded our piano plans.

Then we went to rock for Today with some heavy organ and she rocked it, Adam said Deep Purple would definitely hire her. Alice took on reggae for How Would We Know on the off beat or for her on the and as in 1 and 2 and... One take was all she needed. Who knew she was such a Bob Marley devotee wow! Funking out for No More on R and B organ doubling my vocal lick, its gonna be an awesome track. Adam said Sleek Train was next for organ but I didn't take that in so Alice hadn't been working on it. Luckily she knows and likes the song so laid it down for the chorus in one take as well and really gives the tune extra texture. Adam asked Alice to play Lightening Strikes Twice once more as she was warmed up and it was her best performance and worth the return for that new blues riff! Awesome session, so proud and blessed to have Alice on the new album!

Alice also had a sore and stiff finger from our attempt at rescuing an injured squirrel this weekend but it didn't slow her down one iota.
Here's the story from my post on facebook.
"No good deed goes unpunished  Coming home tonight an injured squirrel lay on the road, a man using his phone was guarding it from cars. We parked and came out to see if we could help him but he was gone. The squirrel was still alive but not moving much. A passerby probably a nurse saw us and gave Alice 3 pairs of latex gloves to put on. I ran upstairs to get wildlife rescue address and a cardboard box while Alice stood guard. Just as I was coming back a firetruck drove by so Alice grabbed the little squirrel to save it and it bit her finger and she dropped it. The squirrel moved enough toward the fence and off the road so I placed the box over top it and some peanuts inside beside it. The box had a hole so it could escape if need be too. I called SPCA and they were booked and couldn't come to help until later but said Alice should go to hospital in case of rabies...off we went. The bite did draw alot of blood but still only a superficial wound no stitches luckily thanks to the gloves and took only an hour and a half at VGH emerg in and out (impressive)! There have been no recorded cases of squirrels with rabies in BC but she did need a tetnus shot.
Poor Alice she is supposed to do her piano recording Monday with a sore bit finger and sore arm from the shot. 
Oh yes and when we got back we checked on the squirrel and it was gone, peanuts were still there so hopefully it was just stunned and needed time to regroup. And that full moon out there wow its gigantic!!"

ROCK STAR AT BURNABY LAKE (we went for a long walk after the session).

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