Recording Update: You Can't Make This Stuff Up
Fri., Jun. 8. 2018 3:52pm EDT
J. Jackson lead singer and lyricist for ApologetiX here again.
If you've been following along in recent newsletters, you know that our recent singles output has been impaired by computer problems that Jimmy (our engineer) and Wayne (our mixer) were having. As I noted, our guys were making progress on those problems, but check this out:
On Tuesday, I got a text from Tom Tincha, who was slated to complete guitars on a song for our next single that day in his home studio: "I have some bad news! We had a power outage this morning and I can't get my computer to come back on. I took my PC to my computer guy. He said it is probably the power supply — about a $30 part — please pray that is all it is!"
Later on Tuesday, I got a text from Bill "Moose" Rieger, who had just recorded guitar tracks for a song for us at a studio closer to his home. The engineer at the studio was supposed to send the tracks to Jimmy, but sent Bill the following text: "Little issue — apparently my basement flooded from my washer. So I can't stop at the studio and get those tracks sent."
On Wednesday, I received an email from Todd Waites, who had planned to complete keyboards Tuesday for the same song Tinch was working on: "I was vomiting last night and all day today so not a good day to record LOL. Hopefully it's just a 24-hour thing I can hit it tomorrow."
Meanwhile, on Sunday, Wayne Bartley told me he'd been dealing with golfer's elbow (he doesn't golf — he gets it from his day job of teaching guitar at a local music store) and the flu, which delayed him on the song he'd been working on . You can't make this stuff up. Well, you could, but I didn't.
Nevertheless, Tinch's computer is now fixed, and he plans to have his guitars finished this weekend. Bill Rieger's studio engineer was finally able to get Bill's guitar tracks to Jimmy. Wayne is feeling better and hard at work on his parts. Todd texted me today and said, "I woke up today feeling like I'm back to the living. I'll knock that track out today. I'm five pounds lighter."
Needless to say, don't look for a new single this weekend. The good news is that I'm really happy with the lyrics God has enabled me to write for those songs, and I can't wait for the opportunity to record the vocals for them. Well, I'll still have to wait — because of the aforementioned reasons — but hopefully not too much longer.
But the worst troubles and challenges we have ever faced cannot compare with those shared by the missionary in the story below: