why not?

It's 3am and I can't sleep, so I figured, why not head downstairs, convert ProTools files for a few hours and write a blog with pictures?!? So that's what I'm doing. Through the gracious help of Chip and Submerge Media I'm able to do the rest of my record in high-definition sample rate, boring I know, but it will sound a lot better. It's going to take six or seven hours total to convert what I have already up to the new depth, though, but it's kind of a set-it-and-forget-it thing, so I can write on here while I babysit it.

I finished Jake Randall's mixes today, and I'm pretty happy with them. I think it turned out to be a nice, little record. After that my friend Mark Nicholas, who's going to do the photos for the new record, and I headed out to Kenny Meeks' farm out South of Franklin. He's letting me shoot some of the artwork out there, so we went ahead to get an idea of the light and scout some of the angles. Here are a couple of the shots we took to get ideas. There will be some other elements introduced as well, to try to add an amount of surreality to the imagery, but these were pretty cool for tonight...

scouting treated

scouting field

scouting vert

I wrote a bit about the Jill Phillips' record I played on last week. I promised a couple shots, so here they are:

This first one is of Ken Lewis and Aaron Sands, drummer and bass player, respectively...

aaron and ken

and Ken, the star, by himself...

Ken smiling

Here are Andy and Jill, playing us a new song...

AndyJill

Producer Matt Stanfield and engineer Ben Phillips...

Matt Ben

Me, playing guitar, with Aaron, looking slightly concerned or confused...

me,Aaron,JP

And here are a few shots of my pedal board, featuring new photos of Ella...

PB JP

PB-2Tone-Ella

PB-MM-Ella

another of my favorite sights...

JP guitars


Now, this one's just for fun. Alison loves to put little towels on Ella's head and call her "the scullery maid." Here is the maid playing her little piano.

Um, I love this child...

scullery maid piano

well, it's 3:30, I should probably try to sleep. Thanks for those of you who've decided to play McDonald's Monopoly with me. We'll get 'em this time... And many thanks to Apple for releasing the Video iPod and causing much coveteous temptation... Dang, that's cool... Good night.