Morning Tea and Cautionary Tales

On February 23, all four of us Wee Lollie folk piled into my tiny living room and recorded a live, acoustic set. We had been talking about doing it for a while, especially since we had been rehearsing and performing acoustic so much. After weeks of coordinating schedules, we finally managed to find an afternoon to do it.

We didn’t spend a lot of time figuring out mic placement, or much else for that matter. We knew there would be bleed and were willing to roll with it. We used whatever I had in my mic locker (AKG C1000’s for vox, SM58s for guitar, some cheap Nadys for the drums, and DI for the bass), plugged them into a TASCAM US-1800, checked the levels, and recorded everything using a demo version of Sonar X2 Pro.

I was surprised at how well the TASCAM audio interface worked. You can’t really beat the price for 8-channels. And Sonar worked well too. For someone new to it, it didn’t take much to figure out how to record with it. I’m seriously considering switching to this as my primary DAW.

Anyway, we were thrilled with how everything turned out and decided to release it as a free EP. Visit to download a copy. Let us know how how like it.

The Wee Lollies – Tsar Bomba

While you weren’t paying attention, my band, The Wee Lollies, released our first full length album, “Tsar Bomba“. It was officially released May 14th and has slowly trickled out to all of the online music shops (iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, etc.)

“That was a long time ago, Shane. Why the heck are you just now getting around to blogging about it?!”

Good question. And I don’t really have a good answer for you. I’ve been distracted I suppose. Anyway, if you like guitar driven rock music, give it a spin. And let me know what you think.

Also, we’ve been rehearsing a bit as of late. Keep your eyes on for updates. We’ve got one or two shows in the works.