Band Punch!

Good People, so this idea of being able to magically push a button and fix things that aren’t right, it’s downright appealing. I’ve been working on the railroad (studio) a lot lately and we have this thing, the song is cooking along, all is happy, getting near the end of the tune and some crash and burn takes place. The bass player hit a funky note, the drummer rushed a little, the coda on the song isn’t pristine and the music suffers. Do we do a whole new take? If so, there’s a good chance that the new one would develop problems as well. So what we do is a band punch — the transport starts 20 seconds before the troubled area in the song, we play along and at the magic spot, the computer starts recording and we play it out to the end. Marred music fixed!

Band punch —sometimes we need this for living as well. My life is great, but mix in the hurricane that is my Mom and the ongoing predicament of her dog, I’d like to push the button and get the alignment factor back on track. Anyone know where I can procure this unique piece of gear?

Good Palomar concert last week with Mack and Duncan! Here’s some imagery…

Men at Work at the Palomar Concert. Love this photo! Check out Mack! photo by Niko Harrison Holt

Men at Work at the Palomar Concert. Love this photo! Check out Mack!
photo by Niko Harrison Holt

Palomar hit with a nice big stage! photo by Niko Harrison Holt

Palomar hit with a nice big stage!
photo by Niko Harrison Holt

Beth, Gunnar, Fred, Duncan, and I are in the throes of rehearsing my new music for the upcoming Sanctuary Suite concerts and it’s sounding good! What a nice day in Leucadia having these first rate musos bring the music to life, released from the mechanical facsimiles of the computer demos. Real musicians rule!

Guitar part for the upcoming Sanctuary Suite concerts.

Guitar part for the upcoming Sanctuary Suite concerts.

Last Thursday night was the final curtain call for the Roxy Revolution. Solo guitar, gigs since the 80’s, the magical ice creme and booze mix, middle eastern food imposed on Italian lasagna with portions the size of Texas, kids coming really close, not to look at me but instead the fish tank, and best of all, good folks and creative music. All of it, unique and great! The new owners are going dark for 2 months to remodel and will call the new place Roxy Encinitas. They plan to have live music so we’ll give it a try. That special mix of funk and cool owners tolerant of most anything, mostly tolerant of weird harmonic music, that’ll be hard to replace. But fingers crossed, the Roxy revolution may continue on…

PS at Roxy photo by Michael Oletta

Cruising at the Roxy on the last night with the yellow fish. photo by Michael Oletta

Up for this week in live music, tomorrow (Wednesday), Beth and I are playing a noontime show at the cool Encinitas Library. The great algorithm of the sky holds the fine print but know that it’ll be an afternoon of Na Pali Coast, Mundaka, Salt Water, Uluwatu, Would You Like to Dance, and other polished ditties. Hope to see you there!

Beth Ross Buckley and PS.

Beth Ross Buckley and PS.

Vocalist Lisa Hightower is in the loop with us on Friday night at Ki’s. She’s one of our favorites and it’ll be nice to hear her illuminate the sound waves in realtime…

Lisa Hightower. photo by Thomas Westerlin

Lisa Hightower.
photo by Thomas Westerlin

Rounding out the week, on Saturday night, bassist Bob Magnusson leads a trio that includes Jim Plank on drums and me on guitar. We’re live at Dizzy’s. Bob’s been taking it slow on his hands lately and he’s emerging with some gentle jazz and overall good times! I’m thrilled to be included and it’ll be a great night of music.

Bob Magnusson Trio with Peter, Bob, and Jim Plank. photo by Michael Oletta

Bob Magnusson Trio with Peter, Bob, and Jim Plank.
photo by Michael Oletta

That’s the word for the week and you too could possibly band punch your way into the next chapter. I think…

adios, Peter

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