cmg + we are the night finally present golden ghosts

after three years of recording, editing, several line-up changes, multiple recording spaces, fighting, complaining, procrastination, ect...........

it's a classic story. a group of san pedro 'bad boys' in their 30's set out to make classic rock record with no direction, no real band. and in the end, make an album so long that you'll swear it's a double disc. and i'd like to thank everyone who helped this record see the light of day. i don't know if i'm hard to work with, but a lot of people took a lot of shit from me in the last three years. i think we really pushed the boundaries of when we could accomplish with donated resources and no budget. we also had no idea what we were aiming for, i think that's why it took so long to finish. these kinds of records are finished when they want to be. that's what you tell yourself as a producer because when it takes three years, it's no ones fault but your own. this also was the fastest i've ever finished a record.

how about hearing it for yourself.......

buy cd's at and mp3's at itunes or

grupa 220

do you have a soft spot in your heart for 60's croatian pop music? no? well maybe you will when the dreamy bad boys from grupa 220 sing their hit single 'osmjeh'.

and speaking of bad boys.....

the spirit of my radio

last night some jokers stole my car. the police recovered it the same day. they took everything inside including the radio. and it was the first time in like 15 years that i sat in my car alone and was in complete silence. and for the first time in 15 years i could hear my thoughts and really had a conversation with myself about me, my life, and my future.

turns out i hate myself and i don't want to talk to me very much at all. i'm buying a radio tonight. these bastards might have stolen my prized tracy champman cd, but they'll never take away my desire to distract myself from reality. i like to believe in the freedom of music. here are some kids that feel the way i do........

cmg + we are the night - sunday night show

deets les pauls - pain in my ass

so here's a shot of the vox les paul all ready to be painted, finally.

and here's a picture of the other les paul i've been working on. and yes, this is the third time i'll be painting this huge pain in my ass.

building crap always has a huge learning curve i guess. things i've learned...... for some reason unknown to anyone, the jerks who make spray shellac and nitro like to put wax in their products which causes the finish to never quite harden like it should. apparently wax keeps the nitro from cracking and discoloring, but that's why i'm using it. i'm all about cracks. all you lowlifes trying to use nitro and want it not to crack, use some poly and leave us nitro people out of your sick agenda.

pain in my ass. so i had to sand off all the shellac on both guitars and do some research. supposedly watco makes a clear nitro that actually dries. so lets try again.

a whole day of spraying small coats gets you super wasted. i have to buy a respirator soon.

so after the nitro dries for an hour, we scrape the binding. look at that thing just pop. please work this time. another setback and i'm going out of business.

new things

hey people. just to let you know that i've been busy with a few new things and that i'm still somewhat alive. first of all, we are done with the cmg +we are the night record and are just waiting for the cd's to come back from the plant. i've also been writing some new novi split songs which are turning out to sound a lot like jackson browne to me. and also i've been thinking about finishing some of my guitar projects but not before i start a new one.

here's the first bass i'm working on for my first customer. i better not screw this one up like all the rest.

a shitty black bass that i'm planning to make beautiful again. fingers crossed.