...and more delirious, hilarity ensues. She's just finished running a school concert before hopping on the train, and comes in with a squashed bunch of flowers, and a huge box of empty chocolates, all of which she has eaten on the ride up, and feeling quite sick!
Dad tells us stories of when he used to go to "coffee shops" when he was young, where people would go and hang out. He said he was lucky, as not all of them did, but at his local shop, the owner had a record player, so they used to go and listen new records he played each week
We decided to record live with all of us in the room, with our amps in booths, to make sure the vibe was as natural as possible, as for me, getting the right energy and live interaction between us was the most important ingredient above anything else.
With some of the tunes we were happy with the 1st take, but did a 2nd to be safe. I tried to do no more than 3 takes, from some helpful advice from other band leaders, so to not overwork it and conserve our energy for the other tracks.