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mixing day 2/3:

March 3, 2010

hey Eug,

LA says hi, all set up with my wicked comfy air mattress here. we just finished mixing End of a Spark, the gently merciless four minute quasi-piece-de-resistance of “Champ: Queazy Peach de Renaissance” and it’s really living up to it descriptor. i’m really excited for everyone to hear this one, it’s one of the oldest songs on the record. we started writing it in november ’08 it gave off some excitement that kickstarted writing the other songs. it’s probably the most guitar-y song on the record and has this dynamic where the choruses are like “bam” and the verses say “hold on a sec” and then the chorus comes back and goes “thwak” until the bridge is like “get outta here, kid”. we were able to play this one live on a tour back last year which seems to have given it a really good flow that shows up on the record. the guitars have this great riff on top of stomping drums which is like turbo powered neil young riding a woolly mammoth.

today is sort of a song and half so i’ll blog again soon about our next track. until then remember:

p=t*m or m=p/t

where p is productivity, t is time, and m is money.

or, because time is money, p=m^2

so the derivative of p=2m


see you later,


15 Comments leave one →
  1. eiln permalink
    March 3, 2010 8:32 pm

    excellent. can[not] wait.

    but must.
    & your wit dazzles me

  2. mel permalink
    March 3, 2010 9:07 pm

    so very excited for this album and these wonderful mammoth riding songs you speak of!

  3. Katie permalink
    March 3, 2010 11:21 pm

    I love that song, I’ve heard live versions of it. A piece of apart, the end of a spaaarrrkkk. xD

  4. Holly permalink
    March 4, 2010 12:52 am

    I hate math.

  5. Deanna A. permalink
    March 4, 2010 1:08 am

    I wish I was that derivative so I could lay tangent to TPC’s curves.*

    *that was horrible. I apologize.

    But this is exciting, nonetheless.

  6. Steven is Champ permalink
    March 4, 2010 7:21 am

    This is great I remember hearing Spark at your show in D.C. last year. Now please tell me will the song you guys preformed with Born Ruffians be on the album?

    • Tami permalink
      March 8, 2010 1:45 am

      I don’t recall what they played with the born ruffians when I saw them, but when I saw them with the harlem shakes and ruby coast, at the end they all played “train in vain” by the clash. so the one you’re talking about could very well also be a cover…
      but it would still rock.. hah.


  7. March 4, 2010 7:58 pm

    so you give us this: “the guitars have this great riff on top of stomping drums which is like turbo powered neil young riding a woolly mammoth” and you expect me not to be upset that i still cant listen?

    tpc, you tease…

  8. Stottface permalink
    March 5, 2010 11:29 am

    loving ‘hands reversed’ and ‘once i was a keeper, cant wait for the rest! or seeing you on June 7th, knowing both are gunna be super-epic!

  9. Garrett permalink
    March 5, 2010 12:33 pm

    So excited for the new album! Is that song “Once I Was the Keeper” going to be on it? I effing love that song!

  10. Leica permalink
    March 5, 2010 6:14 pm

    May I please make a small fan request? Please don’t over-compress Champ like most new albums out there, it hurts my ears! Your music has enough WHAM POW to hold its own with a wide dynamic range. Thank you, I can’t wait, you guys are the best, et cetera! : )

  11. March 6, 2010 12:51 am

    so excited. you cannot ever possibly imagine how much i have been looking forward to this since the last bit of music you put out almost two years ago. super pumped.

  12. Wodewick of Woddingham permalink
    March 6, 2010 6:36 pm

    Kite floats high
    In the sky
    Knebworth Hogwart
    stuck with gloo

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