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Thread #58611   Message #928341
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
07-Apr-03 - 10:41 PM
Thread Name: Anybody Know How to Contact Utah Phillips
Subject: RE: Anybody Know How to Contact Utah Phillips
"Studio" is my computer room.

I've found that it's LOTS harder to record a song than to do it either for myself or an audience, for two reasons:

Number one, the unforgiving record that's made, so that a rendition that would be just fine before a live crowd is now going to be heard over and over again, just that way, and the warts will be highly visible just by repetition.

Number two, flowing from that, there's a great tendency to THINK TOO MUCH ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE SINGING/PLAYING, which in turn makes you (or at least me) tighten up and make mistakes, and/or decreases the fresh, fun approach to the song, deadens it.

For those reasons I'm afraid of what the studio cost would be for the many takes that would become necessary.

Dave Oesterreich