If you have ever watched a live performance(on TV or in person) you may have noticed the performers always fiddling with their ears. You may have wondered what the hell they are doing. Well I am here to tell you. When you are busy rocking peoples socks off, the volume of the amps/PA system/16 year old hussies tend to drown out everything else. This makes a brother lose track of where he is in the mix. Those things that Miley Cyrus, Melissa Eltheridge, and whatever the hell alternative band that Jess is listening to at this moment are screwing with are in-ear monitors. They might be just click tracks, or they might be a full mix, but whatever they consist of their purpose is to keep whoever is listening to them in time. I failed this this month.
I decided to do something different this month. Every recording up to this point has been recorded with both the video and audio from our Flip video camera. While the video is good, I figured the audio could be improved. So I bought a separate Mic, and put it up to the speaker of my guitar amp. While this worked well, I did not isolate or use enough volume on my source audio. So while I was playing I completely lost track of the source audio. That is why you can hear that at multiple points in the song I am nowhere near being on the beat.
I thought about re-recording, but decided not to. It wasn't worth it for me. I hope to have a new song for ya in about 15 days, so buckle your seat belts.