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Remainders

I’m in the studio getting ready for another drum session. We’re working on a “best of” project for the church that will encompass songs from all 25 years of music here at Faith West, and we’re freshly recording all the songs here at Soundgruve. I spent about nine hours here yesterday and we made some serious progress, and today will hopefully the final day of drum tracking, and then we’ll move on to bass at some point this week.

A few quick updates, since I haven’t blogged in roughly three weeks:

— We’re finished with writing and pre-production of the new Favorites album, and we start recording the album in early July. Brice and Cassidy Campbell of Life Of Riley will be producing, and we have a great mixer lined up to handle that portion of the album for us. All told, we wrote 18 songs for the album and have narrowed it down to 12, which I think will be the final amount of tracks on the record. It’s going to be a good album, and I’m excited for everyone to hear it.

— I’ve also done production work in recent weeks for Ricky Sparks and Sara Hurst, both of whom tracked a single song each here at Soundgruve. Sara is a 16 year old songwriter here in Katy, and I’m not kidding when I tell you that she has a bright, bright future ahead of her in the industry.

— My baseball obsession has gone to uncharted levels lately, too, as I’ve taken to printing out the daily Media Information guide that the Astros post before every game and going over it with a fine-tooth comb. I’ve also read “Baseball Between The Numbers” and a great biography of Babe Ruth.

— I’m in LAST PLACE in my fantasy baseball league right now. I make all these shrewd decisions, picking up guys who are under the radar, only to discover that my shrewd decisions are actually anything but. I’m long on starting pitching and hurting in the pen, though, so I did trade Rich Hill to Jon for Al Reyes this week, and hopefully I can start making up that deficit sooner rather than later.

I think that’s it for now. The internet connection at my house is supposed to be fixed this week, so I’ll get back into the game soon.  I hope everyone is doing well, and I’ll see you around the bend.

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