July 21, 2003 9:02 PM

Tragic. It's far more affecting when a small band who make pocket change doing what they love meet such demises than when such untouchable, immortals like Aaliyah die from an overpacked airplane.

The last two days were spent recording Less Than Zero -- the "rock" (for lack of a better word, it's really more ambitious than that) band I play bass for -- and it turned out surprisingly good, especially since it was done in such a tiny fraction of the time the Life In The Iron Lung EP was done, and on a 4-track. We recorded the band live, and laid the vocal tracks down separately today. This is the first time I've primarily used analog -- I'm only mixing it on the computer, not adding effects of any sort. We just have one more song to do and it's done. I'm quite proud of it.