Listen to the song below while reading this. You won’t regret it.[audio:http://www.laraeichhorn.com/audio/intheclear.mp3]
Last month, I visited LA for the Ryan Brenizer workshop (photos from which can be found slightly earlier in my blog). On my Sunday, I had a chance to meet a friend who I’ve known for about 10 years online and never met in person, the amazing musician Ainjel Emme. She’s super sweet in person and adorable too. She’s been working her butt off lately at a recording studio in Santa Monica and had just spent all day and most of the night in the studio the previous day, but she got out of bed before noon to hang out with me.
It was pouring rain all day, unfortunately for the marathon runners including two women from Victoria who I met at the airport when our plane was delayed. So, we didn’t get to go to the beach, and I’m definitely going to have to go back one day to do that. Ainjel took me out to Swingers for breakfast and then we went in to the studio to see what was happening. We ended up sticking around all day while engineer Todd and Ainjel worked on a mix for a song that she’d written for someone else. I played around with my camera, taking photos of the studio and Ainjel, and just enjoying the tunes and being able to see what working in a studio is like. We headed out for a Fat Burger and movie later, then came back to the studio where I crashed on the couch a bit while the musical geniuses worked their magic all through the night. Then it was off to the airport to catch my flight home, far too early in the morning.
Here are some of my photos from around the studio. Check out one of my favourite songs by Ainjel, “In the Clear”, in the player above or check out her website.
I took this in the dark with my ipad as a light source.