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Lost Solo For “Here Comes The Sun”?

Found this over on Bobby Owsinksi’s blog. A very rare look at what could have been included in the final version of the Beatles’ “Here Comes The Sun”. George Harrison apparently played a solo for the middle section that was never used in the final version. Plus, as the video moves along you hear some Hammond organ that in the final version is either missing or gets heavily buried in the mix. Very interesting.

A side note: The funniest part of the whole thing for me is that George Martin has no idea that the final version didn’t include the guitar solo. Amazing in that it shows that he doesn’t listen to the very songs that made him the recognized producing genius that he is.

NOTE: I have no idea how long this video will be up until EMI removes it. So, view it while ya can!

Part 2 of my series, Got a Spare Bedroom? Let’s Make a Studio!, will be coming later this week. I’ll be showing my process on adding acoustic treatment to the studio. So, be sure to come back and visit if that peaks your interest.

Till then…

David (CaliDingo)

 

 

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A check-in and a site to check out!

The Recording Revolution

So, it’s been a while since I’ve checked-in (a little over a month to be exact). But, that does not mean I’ve been sitting idly. Nope. In fact, I’ve been quite busy with a little thing called “the holidays”, not to mention I’ve been steadily revamping, rearranging, re-everything my home studio. Yes, I’ve realized the importance of creating a better atmosphere and overall working environment to the home studio. So, I rearranged the furniture to make better use of space and I repainted the walls to make it more…studio-ish. You’ll see what I’m talking about once the pics are up.

On top of all of that I also installed some acoustic treatment which, not only I, but my wife also noticed how much extra room ambiance this stuff cuts out. It’s truly incredible. I can’t wait to start recording/mixing/mastering in the place now and really putting it to test.

The best part? I documented the whole thing. So, there will be a series coming very shortly (as soon as I compile everything) showing how I did what I did, why I did what I did and what the results appear to be. Mostly this series is a result of me looking for answers and not finding them. 🙁 So, I was left to my own devices to figure out a few things here and there all on my own. But, being a bit of a handy guy, it wasn’t much of an issue. Let’s just say Home Depot and I are on real good terms.

I’ll be starting the series next week, so I hope you’ll come by and check it out. In the meantime, I wanted to plug a blog I regularly go to for mixing advice who is at the moment doing a series of their own. It’s The Recording Revolution and the series is called 5 Minutes to a Better Mix. This is actually the second time Graham Cochran (the owner of the site) has done this sort of thing. I learned a ton from it and anyone out there looking to improve their workflow or general knowledge of mixing will benefit as well, I’m sure.

So, check it out and mention California Dingo sent you while you’re at it. Meanwhile in Gotham City, I’ll be compiling my own adventures on improving my studio environment.

Till then…

David (Cali Dingo)

 

 

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Cap’n Kirk IS Iron Man….not Rocket Man!

Cap'n Kirk

Good ol’ Billy Shatner is going metal, I’m sure you’re all quite aware of this by now. At any rate, came across this interesting find of him in the studio recording the Black Sabbath classic “Iron Man”. I must admit, he puts his all into this. Just thought it was fun to watch one of my favorite celebrities gettin’ down on the mic.

Despite the “metal-ness” of Iron Man, I still prefer this one…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvQwXOCKNLY&feature=related

Gotta love da Kirk!

David (Cali Dingo)

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Eduardo Davidson – Le Chien

Eduardo Davidson~Le Chien

 

Saw this at an Antique Store in Cambria, CA.

I wonder what he does to this poor dog when he’s not writing songs for it and subsequently taking pictures with it?
Far out, man. 8)

The title track can be found here.

This man really does love his dog!

David (Cali Dingo)