Yesterday was pretty exhausting. With only one and half hours sleep between returning home from Newstead Live and catching a cab to Tullermarine, we arrived in Brisbane.
After collecting the Tarago our beloved Good Ship comrade had us we headed from West End to get some coffee and breakfast.
Choosing the only cafe' open (public holiday) we encountered the worst possible service... the restaurant was owned and run buy a family. The stress was apparent as soon as we sat down... the mother who was waitressing barley spoke English and was in a bit of a tizz, the youngest son being agressive making coffees and the other son look as if he was trying desperately to ignore all the fuss.
We got word from Sean that we may not be able to make it to the studio as the town where it's situated (Fernvale QLD) was about to be cut off my flood water on one side...
By 10.30am we got word that the bridge on the east side of town was clear so we set off. We arrived around 11.30am fairly exhausted and dazed.
Justin put his hand up to do vocals. He nailed two songs, but couldn't quite muster the third and by 6 o'clock Sean (our engineer) decided to call it a day is wife was at home alone in Brisbane where flooding had caused a power outage.
Today was slightly more productive. I sang three songs, 'Break and Keel', 'Feel so Young', and 'What I Need. We finished off the session with a duet type rock n roll number Justin and I wrote called 'Dish it Out' ... we both got under the drum-barella (pictured below) and tracked the song together.
Ben's been chilling out most of the time, practicing his lap steel and smoking on the porch over looking the pool, coming inside to lend a fresh set of ears when needed. He has also been the resident cook making dinners and lunchs.
Although it's been a slow start we're hoping to finish all the lead vocals tomorrow and move onto harmonies.
Various members of the STILLSONS clan.