First of all, let me say a big thank you to all who complimented my last blog lesson of "Control." I'm glad you dug it. I will post another of "Chaos" very soon, but first there are some questions posted by Jess and Kev that I'd like to quickly answer:
1. Does Mute Math play with a Click track for the whole show?
Yes, except for "Peculiar People."
2. On Reset, during the drum / sampler break right after you hit that delayed out note, is there some sort of count?
Yes, there is always a count going on; however, that part gets a little tricky. DK cues Greg to start a sample with a "one, two" but after a while we just feel it.
3. How does everyone stay locked in through that part? ...???
4. When you joined mutemath did you change this bass part up at all, or is this the same part we'll find on the ep?
Yes. Paul is a great writer of bass parts, as is DK ("Reset"), and I've learned a lot from the two of them. Over time, I change the part a bit to be more my thing which was recorded for the debut album; it was changes mainly of transitional fills and inflections.
On with the tour notes: The Matchbox guys have been extremely nice . . . let me repeat that: extremely nice. Last night, MB20 played a sort of rehearsal concert for friends and family, and Rob Thomas said some incredible things from stage, like how stoked they were to watch us night after night. We are really humbled to be here and happy to get the opportunity to play to a lot of new people. I think this is going to be an amazing tour for us, and I'm looking forward to every minute of it.
This morning, we went out to West Palm Beach to play a short acoustic set for 103.1 The Buzz, and it went well. It was a bit of a revamp of the acoustic thing, where Greg is playing mandolin, Paul and I play acoustic guitar, and DK plays a cajón, which is a percussion box used a lot in flamenco music. I must admit, it makes me proud that he is playing un cajón, just so I can have an excuse to practice saying another Spanish word through out the day. The whole trip to the station was a bit rushed because we had to split to get back to the venue, which by the way, is really cool, but it was well worth it.
Anyway, I plan to post some more things later after the show. Thanks for reading.