Wenj In Memoriam

It was a sad week for drummers, music lovers, and Rush fans in particular. We happen to be all three, collectively. This week's Wednesday Night Jam is dedicated to Neil Peart. We didn't try to play any of your music because well, we can't. But we'll miss you. In case that seems overly somber, as the photo indicates - we had a good time. As it should be. Personnel Me: Drums »

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Trouble In Hotlanta

Tonight marked yet another Wednesday Night Jam in the basement. This particular jam being noteworthy for two reasons. First, we had the presence of mind to fire up a decibel meter and test our isolation whilst playing with an objective (potentially hostile) witness watching TV in the next room. We hit 107 db and had no complaints. Epic winning. Not so winningly, the external world intruded on the sonic miscreants in the form of datacenter alerts from Atlanta, hence the name of track 2. »

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Wenj the 2020th

Wenj being the Wednesday Night Jam in the basement, Happy New Years Edition. We haven't had one since October, due to a certain someone deciding to convert the jam room into an isolated (relatively speaking) studio room. Which aside from an electrical inspection, acoustic panel over the breaker box, and a couple of trim pieces, is done. Huzzah! Conveniently, 2020 starts on a Wednesday so we started the year, restarted the Wenj tradition and broke in the new studio with a bang. »

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Wenj The Fifth

Wenj being the Wednesday Night Jam in the basement, fifth iteration. Felt like rocking tonight. Dana brought his new Swart, which brings the heat. We also tried adding a mic on the guitar cab instead of relying on the room mic like last time. Also, no reverb from the console. Personnel Me: Drums Dana: Guitar, Ambience! Recording Subkick on kick drum MXL 991 “wurst” on kit MXL 990 room mic »

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