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"Middle of Nowhere" tune
Old 31st January 2020
"Middle of Nowhere" tune

this is off of the new Bats Brew album "The Wild Animals"

if you want to pick up a copy and support your vitual local musician,
it's here:


ah, the middle of nowhere, is the center of everywhere~!

just when you think you are lost, you're not. that is, if you are where you want to be.
sometimes i want to be in the middle of nowhere.
it is compelling.

this tune came about as a direct influence from listening to an older Queens of the Stone Age tune...
or rather, an album: Songs for the Deaf.

i had been listening to this album, and when i was done, i had this beat in my head.
nothing i had heard from my listening experience,
but still, this beat was in the head.

it's almost like a backwards shuffle!
like if you turned it around, played it backwards, you could jam to La Grange or Tush.

i guess the message is, when you are with who you want to be with,
anywhere you go together, is the center of everywhere.


Middle of No where

Stand, in the middle of no where
Fly, to the center of everywhere

Look around and get your bearings,
Your moving on the path i'm sharing
We're looking out for each other
You are my only lover

Middle of no where is the center of everywhere

Center of everywhere,
Center of everywhere
Middle of no where,
Middle of no where

Center of everywhere,

No where, everywhere,
No where, everywhere,
No where, no where,
No where, everywhere,
No where, no where.

recording specific stuff:

the drum track was written in superior drummer 3.0, with a custom kit where every piece was taken from multiple kits and edited for sound.

ok, pulled out all the stops on this one, as far as guitar stuff goes...

guitars used, left to right:
'82 Carvin DC200K, with duncan custom custom in bridge;
'77 Ibanez Artist 2618, stock;
"86 custom build, strat/paul/explorer hybrid, with bill lawrence pickups and a lil 59'r in the bridge;
'04 custom USACG strat build, with bill lawrence pickups.
Demeter silent Speaker cab with celestion V30; used for clean rhythm track.
(2) Roland 1x12 cabs, closed back, one with celestion Heritage G12h-55, one with Carvin British series;
Avatar Vintage closed back, with old celestion G12C-30
'82 Mesa Boogie Mark IIb.
Palmer PDI-09 for one of the rhythm tracks; miced roland cab with 57 for other rhythm track;
Shure sm57 miced onto Avatar for the solo;
PDI-09 for solo harmony track.

every track used a different guitar,
with the white strat used for the solos.

i used a little ibanez short scale bass, a Mikkro model, thru a Sansamp Bass DI.
surprisingly enough, the little short scale bass sounds BIGGER than my full scale Carvin LB70.

Vox were done with a ADK Hamburg, being driven thru a ART DPS preamp.
percussion done into a Shure KSM44.
Old 3rd February 2020
bumpin' this one once
before i take it down
and move onto a new one.
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