26 May 2011

The Rackets

so today i finally came to the conclusion that i'm never gonna mix or 'release' th' record the rackets made; i mean i did a rough mix of one song for costa the other day and that was painless enough but i still don't have any real interest in revisiting that stuff. we weren't a happy band; we weren't happy people…well, ok, we weren't like miserable all the time - we had some pretty great times, come to think of it - but that don't change the fact that most of it was about things that went wrong or were going wrong, and sadly lacking in any possible solutions except the ever-present get-the-fuck-out. more than that, anyhow, it was about drinking and scattering our presents and our futures (nothing doing with the past - it's always gonna be there) to the cosmos with overamplification and large-caliber gunshot drums (i like to think that sometimes we succeeded) - and what does a record have to do with any of that? in any case sperry taped us playing at comfest, summer of '07 - what would, though we didn't know it then, be pretty much our last show - and while there are the requisite amounts of flubbed notes, offkey vocals, inside jokes with friends in the audience, guitars falling steadily outta tune and wonky monitor levels (as one should expect at an outdoor festival run by semi-inebriated - yet by no means apathetic or anything less than highly skilled - volunteers with seventeen time constraints at a time hovering all around their heads), it's a pretty good document of us in general. if yr into that sorta thing.


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