After an intense month of pre-production at Beta Sound with Kevin we are finally ready to start tracking! These songs have gone through so many amazing changes and we’re all really excited for what’s to come. We have one more rehearsal / pre-production session then we’re replacing all the skins and teching the drums with Bill George from Portal in preparation for drum tracking. It’s … Continue reading Recording Update – Tracking Starts Next Weekend!
I don’t even know where to begin seeing as life has been totally insane (in a good way when it comes to music) over the last 2 months and I have not even had time to blog! So as opposed to a full update on life, this is gonna be short and sweet and just about the band. On this coming Saturday (April 4th, 2009) … Continue reading Random Studio Update
Yay for four hours of sleep, gah. It’s 9am and I am sitting at the River Cree Casino / Marriott Hotel in west Edmonton running an Exhibitor Booth at an event, it’s pretty exciting. Just waiting for the day to be over so I can go pick up the guys and head to our jam space and rehearse. Speaking of rehearsing, I guess I should … Continue reading Rehearsing is Sweeeet!
Hey everyone we’re looking for Photographers, Graphic Designers, Web Developers, Artists and anybody who wants to contribute Artwork to our upcoming Album… and YES, if you’re professional you will get paid (well, as long as it’s reasonable)! As opposed to just opening the yellowpages and hiring people to work with us, we figured why not send out a call to you all first and see … Continue reading Calling All Designers, Artists & Photographers!
Holy BuJesus (Yes, that’s right, Buddha and Jesus) we found a freaking Jam Space! No, no, wait, that’s not right… we actually HAVE a Jam Space! It took months to find out that nothing was available in Edmonton, so now in this positive turn of events, I am completely relieved and totally stoked that we finally have a place to rehearse. I’m actually heading out … Continue reading Holy Shit We Have a New Jam Space!
Going to bed at 9PM is not conducive to sleeping through the night, it’s 3AM now and I’m out of bed and completely awake. Surprisingly things with the band finding a Jam space seems to be going pretty good. Between my Ad in the SEE Magazine and contacting every musician in Edmonton that I know, I got some call backs and found two really good … Continue reading Jam Space Possibilities & Lipht’s CD Release
Wow, I can’t believe its been three weeks since my last post, and that was when I was in Cleveland. Since I’ve been back, the distractions of life and difficulties of pulling the band together have hit again. Now that fall has come to an end and winter is pretty much here, our unheated jam space is no longer an option for rehearsing and we … Continue reading Trials & Tribulations
What can I say, it’s just been messed, this whole summer I’ve been having experiences which make me re-evaluate my entire life. From the passing of the first girl I ever loved, to attending the wedding of a friend I have known for over 20 years… this has been a summer of deep contemplation. One for the history book of my life, and it has, … Continue reading Summer of Insanity
Yup, I am definitely burning the candle on both ends, DJing, Working, Rehearsing, etc… But as Ronnie Johns would say “You need to harden the fuck up!” haha. In the last 6 days the band has had 5 rehearsals, got our set list together for the Ashes Divide show (with 4 new tracks from our upcoming album), and have been rehearsing in what feels like … Continue reading Rehearsal Overload – Lovin Every Moment
It’s official, Monday July 7th 2008 at the Starlite Room in Edmonton, Living Illusion will be hitting the stage opening for aSHES dIVIDE! For those of you who don’t know, aSHES dIVIDE is an American rock band formed by guitarist Billy Howerdel, who is the founding member, guitarist, songwriter, and producer for the band A Perfect Circle. This show is going to fucking ROCK, if … Continue reading We’re Opening for ASHES dIVIDE!