Thursday, August 30, 2007

Overdubbing at Mole End

Here's another quick video of some of our work this Wednesday after Ron Block left. We have footage of Ron, but I have to put it all together, hopefully on the drive to Little Rock, where we're playing tomorrow at a great church.

It was fun being at Michael Card's studio with a pile of his fine stringed instruments at our disposal. We decided at the beginning of the day that our assignment was to try and use every instrument in the room on at least one song. We didn't get to the harpsichord or the banjola, but we just might at a later date. I love recording out there, and it's always nice to see Mike, whose mind amazes me.

He's an excellent writer and is working on a book on slavery in the New Testament, and crawled out of his writing cave long enough to help us tune the harp and to tell me a bit about the exegetical work he's doing on Philemon. I was fairly amazed and couldn't think of much to say in response except, "Wow. That's amazing." And it is.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the video.

Today we recorded percussion with Paul Eckberg, and managed to knock out five songs out of eleven. It looks like we'll be booking another day with Paulie. Time to get the kids to bed. I hope to see some of you guys in Little Rock.



Peter said...

The guitars, the harp, the banjola, the mandola, the gorgonzola... it's hard to imagine that all this could sound better by the time it's done.

You're gonna bust some of these out on the tour in December, right?

b.j. mumford said...

ah yes, boys, but did you work in a chapman stick anywhere? if not, i refuse to be impressed.

(by the way, i'm still available for playing the shaker.)

Rebekah said...

YAY! Ben playing the harp. I don't know why that makes me so happy, but it does!


juanamom said...

Saw you guys in Little Rock last night. Great, as always. You mentioned a book by Anne Lamott, where Christ pursued her like a cat? What's the name of that book?

Andrew Peterson said...


The book is called Traveling Mercies, and is really good. Lamott is about as left-wing as you can get, sassy, opinionated, and in love with Jesus. For someone like me who grew up in the Bible belt, the book was challenging. Her conversion account is beautiful, and I can guarantee you've never read one quite like it (at least in that it involves a four-letter-word).