I’m back in Muncie after a two-week stint in Chicago. Here’s a brief breakdown of the reasons I have returned…
- My grandfather has been admitted to the hospital due to complications with his health.
- I miss my family (Family, Fiance, Cats and Friends)
- I have a 4 day recording session with Mikey Mason to track songs for his Impotent Nerd Rage album.
- Oh, and last but not least… Over the past couple of weeks my car has become increasingly unreliable. Being that one of my biggest fears deals with my car breaking down in the midst of Chicago traffic, I took it to Honda so that they could do a thorough inspection and figure out what’s causing it to act so sketchy. In the meantime, Honda has given me a sweet 2007 Honda Civic to abuse. I’m now on a mission to see how many miles I can put on this rental before I have to cough it up.
So there you have it ladies and gentlemen… You are up to date. I’m not going to bore you with all of the details of my internship at the fancy shmancy Electrical Audio… If you want to know about that stuff you will have to check out FrankReber.com because this site is strictly business, people.
Have you ever found something that you later wished you hadn’t? Well, this cook book is definitely a top contender for things that I wished I had never found, ever. And judging by the reaction of the majority of the staff that I mentioned my find to, they didn’t want it found either. haha.
The guys at Electrical have gone out of their way to create this neatly organized binder of menus to local eateries for all of their clients to browse through. After months and months of use it had become discombobulated and unorganized and downright unusable. Cue the intern! One of my jobs for today was to organize the menu books (there’s one in studio A and another in studio B) so that they would once again live up to their full potential. I can now say that they have the most pimped out menu books on the block. I know this, because bums don’t have menu books.
I found this in a trash can in one of the dorms. Apparently this is what musicians are into these days. What’s next… fleur de sel? Nah, I’m just kidding. Alas, this is not the trash of a new-wave drug enthusiast looking for cheap and legal highs. No, this is the mark of a serious gourmet foodie. Someone who demands flavor. My hat is off to this gourmet gypsy.
I got pulled over on my way to EA this morning. Apparently it’s illegal to turn right on red in this state. According to the police officer that pulled me over, it’s illegal to turn right on red in every city, in every state. It’s obvious that he’s never driven in Indiana, where you can turn right on red in front of police all day and still get no pull-over action. Just to be safe I bit my tongue and avoided arguing with the officer. Although he refrained from giving me a ticket, he informed me that the red lights are equipped with cameras and that I’ll more than likely receive a ticket in the mail in the coming weeks. Great. Thanks for the break, officer!
Despite the eventful drive, my first day was pretty uneventful. The summer months at Electrical Audio are just as dead as they are back at Reber Recording. There aren’t many people wanting to record albums in the warm months. Most bands prefer to tour while the weather is on their side and record when it’s cold and blizzard-like. Can you blame them?
So even though there were no active sessions on the books, I did my best to stay busy tidying up the place. All of the interns are issued a written list of chores that we’re responsible for. You know, intern shit… cleaning, emptying trash cans, making coffee, and the like. I did the dishes and did my best to rid one of the dorms of cat piss stench. Exciting, right!?
Here’s a glimpse at the innards of the EA fridge. I have a habit of checking out refrigerators and EA was no exception. So here it is for all of your viewing pleasure!
For lunch we got carry-out from Hot Doug’s; which has been featured on the tv show, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives on Food Network. It was delicious. Muncie-folk claiming that Carter’s World Famous Hotdogs are actually “world famous,” should probably get out more. These delectable wieners were delicious.
Today I got my drive on and did a bit of exploring. The first day of my internship is tomorrow morning so I figured it would be a good idea to drive to the studio the day before and see just how long it’s going to take me to get there. It takes about 30 minutes to get there if traffic is only crazy and not bat-shit crazy. I’m not a big fan of driving in big cities. Never have been. Never will be.
On my way back to the apartment, I was also able to find a Target so that I could purchase a pillow to replace the one that I somehow managed to forget to pack one. Epic comfort fail. Whilst at Target I also picked up a few gifts for Erick and Richard for being so kind as to put me up in their living room. I got them a new router to replace the old one that Comcast had provided them. Comcast had given them a shoddy B-band modem that wasn’t quite reaching all of the computers in the apartment which was No Bueno! I replaced it with a dual N-band router solved all of their connection problems. I figure if they’re nice enough to let me crash on their couch for weeks on end, the least I can do is try to improve upon their geek infrastructure.
The day ended with me writing blogs for both ReberRecording.com in addition to this website whilst The Embraceables got their practice on. Not everyone was able to make it to practice (which explains why there are only 3 of them). However, they did play a cover of Double Bath, an original by Everything, NOW! that caught my attention.
Anyway, I’m going to get back to organizing my pictures into something other than a confusing mess. I’m outtie 5,000.