It was sometime in the wintertime of 2014 and I was with my friends PJ and Sawyer at their jam space in downtown Tucson, Arizona. The 3 of were drinking a few brewskies and smoking a joint with some random other tenant who went by the name, "Heavy Meds". We were locked out of the space and waiting on a key to show up. Next thing I knew we were dropping acid.
After a few hours a homie showed up to play the drums and I could have sworn he said his name was Escobar. We jammed all night long and it wasn't until about 4 AM that I learned his name was Esteban and that he was in a band called "Something Like Seduction". He was definitely a homie and a few months later asked me if I'd like a to play a set at their upcoming show at "THE ROCK" in Tucson. I gleefully accepted and got to work on my set. The show went great and then shortly after we graduated from school and moved on to the next phase. About 7 months later Esteban reached out to me asking if I wanted to go on the Lunar Lander Tour with the band in the spring. Again, I accepted and a month or so later we hit the road.
It was an epic tour... We started in Tucson then hit LA and made our way up to Seattle, then we back down to Humboldt County and then over to Colorado before cruising back to the desert. It was on that tour I started posting Rabbit Notes and learned a whole lot about life. There is something about traveling and meeting new people each day, and in some cases staying with them in their home, that teaches a person a lot about life. During one stop in San Francisco we popped by Hyde Street Studios and the idea of producing a project there became solidified in my mind.
Towards the end of that year we had set the dates and gotten the deposit in and the boys arrived at my Dad's place in Danville, CA. We hit the studio for the next four days and the boys laid down 5 tracks. The homie Joey flew in to play guitar on them. It was a great experience. Not everything went to plan, but through the ups and downs we left there with some great recordings and memories to move our stories forward. After a few months of mixing and mastering the project came out and it is still one of my favorites to this day. The amount of experience and knowledge acquired throughout the process of this one makes it priceless.
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