G: Do you think you’re gonna try to self-record this album, or are you gonna go somewhere and record it? ‘Cause that’s the other big trend is people doing a lot of their own recording.
D: Yeah, going around record labels cause you don’t need their money anymore, cause you can buy a computer with the kind of technology to do a good recording on something. I mean, I’m continuing, my goal is to have a decent project studio in my house, that Sandra and I can make records on. Not completely, we’ll still have to go, like we did, play at the Smokestack and recorded bass drums and a lot of other things we couldn’t do at my house, for the last record.
I’ll probably…I think what I’ll probably do on this new record is I’ll do skeletons of the songs in the same way that I did them for the first record, doing acoustic, or piano and vocal performances…and then we’ll go to somewhere like back over to the Smokestack, or to a studio like that…but even that’s a project studio, that’s a studio in a house…it’s a kick-ass studio but it’s still in a home.
And take it over there…but the difference on this record is I really wanna have the band involved. I mean, they were really involved in the last one, but I want them more involved on this one. And I wanna have the guys with me the whole time. I want to have Cason involved, I want to have Paul and Will and Mark Polack and Matt Pierson. Mark’s been touring with me, but Matt played on the record; they’re both tremendous, maybe both of them. I want to have all those guys involved from the get-go.
don’t know, I’ll probably continue to do stuff with my gear, put in my house and use that for recording, cause I think that’s where it’s going, for me, and I think that’s part of, like you said, the industry is kinda going that direction. So it’ll definitely be, not self-produced, it’ll be community-produced. It’ll be me and everybody who plays on it, we’ll all produce it … it’ll be pretty cool.