That was the slogan I used when I ran for Alderman in the city I grew up in many, many, many years ago. It was supposed to tell the people to get rid of the old politicians and elect me, a new fresh face and mind to help run the city. Well, 16 days ago I posted on here that the studio was slowing down and recording for the love of music instead of the love of money. Now I think it's "TIME FOR A CHANGE" even more so in the studio. I have decided to scale back all the business here at Peepers and just do this for the fun of it on a permanent basis. This is not something I decided on lightly and it still pains me to be typing this. My plan is this. I have several loyal musicians that record here because they like the atmosphere and easy going way we do things. I am going to be centering all of my efforts to making sure that these acts are highlighted first and foremost by this company. The groups represented by Peepers will be The J's, Noel Enobder, Dick Hurtz, Jason David and J.J. Jambles. I really believe that giving these 5 artists all of my attention and studio time will be a better idea then renting out the studio to bands who have no intention on really using us for the long term. These 5 acts have been with me for many years and are passionate about their craft and how they want things done. I wish to thank all the bands that recorded here over the years as it was a great way to get experience and hear new types of music. A special thank you to the Deadbeat Whores who always filled this place with laughter and a great sound. If they decide to move back here to America they will always have a home here at Peepers. Thanks for everything and I hope you will stay a fan of Peepers and keep an eye on this site for updates on what those 5 acts are up too.
Tomorrow will be one month since my last post. In the last month we have had some recording being done, but it has been more of a "for the fun of it" or "how does this sound" kind of recording. I really did not feel like I should charge the regular rate for these recordings but the artists said the price is the price so I charged them. I mention this only because I am finding that when I take away the "I have to do this to make a living" part out of my thinking I seem to do a better job. A couple of months back we were so busy, all I was seeing was dollar signs. I was looking at music catalogs and thinking about buying this and that and I guess in a way not paying attention to my creative, interesting side. This was becoming a job, not music, not fun, a JOB. Now I sit here with a small amount of recording to do and pay more attention to detail and what the artist is really trying to get across. It's amazing I guess how humbling and refreshing it is that by just losing some clients I have become a better person. Right now I'm thinking about down sizing the studio as a whole just to keep this feeling going. Of course if a hundred bands walk in and offer me thousands of dollars I may change my mind. But for right now I am very happy keeping it plain and simple.
All around nice guy and Chief Engineer at Peepers.