the Notes and Scratches

Three Gut Records

friday, july 29th, 2005 at 12:44 pm

I'm impossibly bummed to hear that Three Gut is closing up shop. The Constantines dedicated an Elevator to Hell song to the label when we saw them last week; it was a perfect tribute. Tense Forms and Three Gut started at about the same time (in fact i met someone from Three Gut when the Tundra Survey played Wavelength in Toronto) and they've served as a model and a beacon. Cheers to them and many well wishes to all involved in their next endeavors.

There's a nice article in Exclaim about the label. Be sure to check out the oral history at the bottom of that page.

We're still mixing, things continue to go pretty well. I'm looking forward to really digging in tonight; I don't have to work tomorrow so i think we'll plug away all night. I'm crazy tired though, the past days have been like this:

Wake with troublesome beer and cigarette mouth, make haste to work. Drink a pots-worth of coffee. Stumble through the dayjob, make haste to the studio in ulcer-inducing rush hour traffic. Mix, mix, fight, mix, smoke, hit stuff with a screwdriver until the static vanishes, smoke, Tecate, mix, more coffee, smoke. Drive home at 4am. Repeat.

The sleep deprivation is pretty rad, but the best part of this whole scenario is how rapidly it's accelerating my tooth decay. Goodbye meddlesome teeth! It was fun, but as i'm sure you know, I've been on the fence about this relationship for awhile and well, i just need more gums in my life.

posted by joshua
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