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On a bright August day in Kelowna BC, 5 guys got together to record an album of Smooth Jazz. We hit the record button. And basically nothing happened. Despite over 100 years of recording studio experience between us, and a solid week of rigorous testing and re-testing every aspect of the studio, we had a problem. The system kept shutting down, the click track would not click properly, and none of the obvious solutions solved anything. Google returned with “I have no idea whatsoever”.

WARNING – the next paragraph is for nerds only.

Turns out the partition on the hard drive that held the OS had only 8% free space, which allowed the system to function perfectly about 98% of the time. Recording requires nothing less than 100%.

Three days of little sleep, little progress and little brains looking for solutions and we solved it. And Stevie’s car developed electrical problems resulting in an overnight stay in a hotel room, wherein an earplug got stuck in somebody’s ear when attempting to attenuate the snoring coming from the other bed. Emergency extraction using a handy set of pliers saved the day. Then the cops came…

On day four, excited to be making actual progress, we played well into the night. Since it was August and very hot somebody had opened the rear door of the studio spilling smooth jazz into the alley that was essentially a tunnel of condo’s. Hearing a song once is OK, twice in a row somewhat less so, but we were playing these songs 15 times or more – and loud. We closed the door.  Rough Around the Edges was born…