Hey Guys (especially Waldo),
I haven't forgotten about the practice tracks. After I got back from London, I had to have surgery on my stomach to fix a rare condition that was actually potentially life threatening. I'm home now and the surgeon thinks he's fixed everything. Just in a lot of pain and haven't felt up to recording yet. In the meantime, my amazingly talented brother made an entire drum/bass/keys track to Hell In A Bucket for me to lay the rhythm guitar on. HIAB was not previously one of my favorite Dead songs but, having woodshed the guitar parts prior to going into the hospital, I do have to say that I've come to really appreciate the song, especially the lyrics and BW's vocal.
Anyway, the drugs have kicked in and I'm watching soccer waiting for the pain to subside. I promise I'll get to this as soon as I feel up to it and you won't be disappointed. I know exactly what I want to do on it.
By the way, having worked with my brother remotely on this (he lives in Chicago and I in LA), it actually got me thinking that it might be really fun those of us on this board to do some collaborative recording together. Maybe we could pick a few songs and people could volunteer for certain parts? Anyway, just a (narcotics-aided) idea. Perhaps it's too altruistic but I thought it would be worth putting out there to see if anyone had any thoughts.
Waldo, I'll have your first track for you soon--I promise. Thanks for understanding.