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Sunday, April 18, 2004
But I didn't say that I wouldn't talk about what happened immediately before or after recording.

Before, we saw a dead bird on the sidewalk in front of the studio, a starling, I think. No one stepped on it. When we got back from breakfast, someone had taken it away. We chose not to take this as a bad omen.

Afterwards, I was walking to Crip Dogs to get something to eat (Grilled Cheese was closed) and right after I passed Jesse Malin two blocks south of Niagra, a convertable tore by me up Avenue A, blaring "Hey Ya." It made sense, somehow.

The recording went very well. We laid down all the instrumental tracks for three songs and they sound very good. We are excited.