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2015: The Busiest Year of My Life. Part 1 – Hot Breakfast, A Song, & A Documentary

I’m going to make a brave and possibly futile attempt  at documenting some of the more interesting things that happened to me in 2015 (the strangest year of my life), over a series of posts. I hope you enjoy them.

It’s the after of Saturday, January 17th, 2015, and I am urinating, live, on the internet.

Maybe I’d better rewind a little…

A month or so earlier, our friend an co-conspirator Brain McTear asked us (The Dead Milkmen) if  we’d like to take part in Weathervane Music’s Shaking Through series.  Basicly, the series works like this: a band drops by Brian’s studio for two days – one day of recording  and one day of mixing . Both sessions are streamed live over the internet, and later the song and a little documentary are released.  We said yes – otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this.

I was really excited about the invite (Here’s my original tumblr post ) for a couple of reasons. First, I really enjoy working with Brian. Second, how often can you turn on your computer and watch a band record and mix a song live? I’m a total studio-spaz; I’m fascinated with the studio in much the same way that Mike Huckabee is fascinated by shiny objects, also, I can think of about 50 bands whom I’d love to watch recording a song. And, finally, it would give the band a chance to record “The Prisoner’s Cinema”  – a song that I’d really wanted to include on Pretty Music For Pretty People.

OK. I’m getting to the urination, but first I’d like to tell you a little bit about the the origin of the song and my friends Kyle, MC Lars and Matt & Jill (AKA Hot Breakfast!). Oh, here’s 10 hours of The Dead Milkmen in the studio, just in case you think I’m making all of this up.

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