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Unbearably Sad Stephin Merritt

October 3rd, 2008

The Voice has an interview with Mr. Merritt on the cusp of his Fall tour. I’ll be catching him in DC. “Ordinarily we completely ignore the sound of the record when we develop the live show, but in this case I have made one tiny concession, which is that instead of playing the ukulele, quietly, […]

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A Million Little Decisions

May 12th, 2008

Andrew Bird’s blog over at the New York Times discusses the recording process and all of the myriad decisions made that eventually “make a song.” We discuss a lot of things to help us get the songs just right — like not hitting cymbals because the crashes can be “cheap thrills.” Instead we favored the […]

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