Recording with Rick Rubes

Date: 2/27/2019

By timtimtim

Me and my band have won a day recording a track it Rick Rubin. His studio is in an old 70s style building. We get to work on the track. We actually arrive before him and jam out for a while. I feel uneasy and defensive. The track starts to come together quickly, I’m feeling very left out and stroppy, it’s a very unpleasant feeling. Rick seems to like Simon better than me, I think to myself this isn’t fair Simon doesn’t know what he’s doing, I’m the real talent. I leave the room to tinker on a small metal object. It has two long screws and I turn them around and put it together. When I head back to the control room the track is pretty much there. Simon and Matt have laid down killer parts, the structure has changed. I feel utterly left out and jealous and bitter. No one has noticed me and I feel entitled and up tight. Rick is talking to Simon and compliments him in his pretty head. He is coming on to him, Simon rejects his advances. I’m a spectator and feeling angry, why won’t anyone recognise my genius! I’m also frustrated with myself for leaving the room and missing learning from Rick.