How'd you get to be such a great witness, Suss? But it takes two to tango, doesn't it, just like mom always says . . . you're very right about my timidity on What Is This Thing Called Love? and I think it's a weakness of the production, but in my defense I vividly recall not being able to hear everyone right in the headphones and had to bring it down a lot . . . it had been almost ten years since I even wore headphones. Headphone mix is so key if you have to wear them.
As long as we're time-traveling, I just wanna share this example of my rock drumming when I recall a fantastic headphone mix. This is live-to-DAT, take 1/1, Spare Change:
This happens to be my favorite song of the week; I've really been enjoying it and just begun talking with my friend/bandmate composer about the lyrical meaning . . . it's heavy stuff, more to come.