Jonathan Segel pointed out
to the diary of an anonymous recording engineer, who for the last 8 weeks
(and counting) has been working on the debut album of a band that the record
company gave a $2M advance to. It's a hilarious story of enormous and desperate
egos in a disfunctional business -- the record company needs a gigantic hit,
the band hates each other, nobody can work together, the producer's
nephew and the bass player's girlfriend are surrepetitiously overdubbing
the best parts on the record.
Update: starting last week, they've been auditioning new drummers.
So the anonymous engineer is on hiatus. In the interim,
Lance, the producer's nephew (and assistant engineer and
bass player pro tem) has taken over
duty. His writing's not as interesting, but it feels
like he's building up to something...