Can’t believe I said that…
Back when I was in high school, I went on a date with this girl.
I barely knew her. We met through a mutual friend.
Over dinner, I was trying to get to know her. You know, ask questions.
I knew she lived with her mom, and she referred regularly to her dad who lived in another state.
So (wanting to prove that I paid attention and was interested in her) I asked, “How long have your parents been divorced?”
Her response: “Ummm…”
(Accompanied by an awkward smile.)
“They never were married.”
Okay, no big deal.
“My dad actually cheated on his wife with my mom…and I was the ‘result.'”
Major face-palm moment there. The rest of the date was pretty awkward.
Needless to say, there was no date #2.
What does that have to do with recording? Not much, I suppose.
Just remember that embarrassing crap happens. Whether you’re recording a song, dealing with a client, or attempting to master an album for the first time, your best intentions might still land you in a big puddle of embarrassment.
Don’t let that keep you from “getting out there.”
You gotta sift through a few awkward dates before you find the right one. (But it’s totally worth it.)
Have a great weekend!
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