Just a random selfy with Me, Hannah, And the Xterra.
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HEY!! Come on down to the Backstage Lounge tonight to see My Friend Lisa play with Nick Gee & 7wo!! If you give me a comment or an email I can maybe get yeah on the guest list!!
Seriously by changing the pickup pattern on a Large Diaphragm Condenser microphone to a Figure 8 and then placing that mic sideways near the 12th fret of an acoustic so the area of rejection is facing up and down you can record Vocals & an Acoustic guitar at the same time with minimal guitar spill into the vocal microphone! Plus because of the figure 8 Pattern you get some subtle room tone despite the mic being super close to the guitar! Then if you use a vocal mic with brilliant off axis rejection like say a Shure SM7B you will get minimal guitar spill into your vocal Mic! All allowing you to EQ the vocals & guitar separately!! It’s just pure brilliance, all of it!!
That is what I learned on my birthday!!
Today I happened to find myself in the acoustic guitar section of the downtown Tom Lee. I was strumming away the hours on this nice Taylor guitar (it happens to be the Taylor guitar I was going to buy when I become a rich & famous rockstar) when this other customer comes on in & we strike up a conversation about the Taylor guitars I was playing as well as other guitars. I tell him about my favourite guitars and he tell me about his & after one thing leads to another we come up with a deal to potentially trade some of this for some of that. Fastforward to a 1/2hr later where I meet up with him at a coffee shop near his house and I trade him a guitar and some gear that I had for sale for his super lovely Taylor 314ce guitar.
I think I will name it Hannah mostly because Hannah is a good name but also because it is a palindrome and palindrome’s are cool! Yup it is beyond super swell! That is all!
Nick Gee – 7wo – My Friend Lisa are all playing at the Backstage Lounge on Granville Island on the 20th of February 2013