After recording in Idaho a couple posts ago, the next day found me leaving Mountain Home,
hopping on the highway,
and proceeding towards Utah, which happened to be a scenic drive to rival all scenic drives.
Soon I was entering the part of Idaho known as “The Super Scenic Part That’s Even More Scenic Than the Previous Part.”
Soon after that, I was crossing over into the part of the U.S. known as “Mormonland.” On maps, however, it is called “Utah.”
“These scenic scenes are nice, although you probably photoshopped them all,” says Mr. Yerfulovit in his customary growl. “But you still haven’t answered my question.”
That question being…
“What’s in Logan?”
Well, I was originally intending to hit Salt Lake City, which is large and well-known. However, the only people to reply to me in SLC were busy or nonresponsive, and someone had contacted me from Logan, so that’s why I went there.
So, after entering Utah, I turned onto the highway headed down towards Logan,
whereupon I saw Logan stretched before me like a lion in the sun.
A short drive later,
I was in Logan, whereupon I met-
“What the deal, man?” interrupts the mob of teenagers. “Why you all usin’ that fancy English?”
Why you barely using English, homeslice?
Anyway. In Logan, I met up with my contact and soon to be co-conspirator, Anthony Aronovici. He had contacted me on Couchsurfing, mentioning that he could play some trombone, worked at a music store, and might have some other musical connections I could record. Sounded like good business to me.
“That’s good business,” I said to myself at the time.
“Are you trying to coin new slang?” asks Attractive Girl, with that one-eyebrow-up look that she does.
Stop asking that! Every time you ask that you cast aspersions upon the authenticity of my neophrasology!
“Haha, good one,” she chuckles.
Thanks. So, back to Anthony. I met up with Anthony and several of the happening peeps he lives with, including Kaelee Jensen. Over the course of eating some delicious grilled cheese sandwiches, I explained the project in greater detail and discovered that a) Kaelee also plays the trumpet, and 2) Anthony is totally excited about teaching English in Korea. Anthony was motivated to finish up some classes which would enable him to do just that.
I, on the other hand, was motivated to record them both. So Anthony, Kaelee, and I headed over to the music store where Anthony works and laid down some fine, upstanding horn tracks.
You may question my use of “fine, upstanding” to describe horn tracks, but I assure you these tracks, if they were citizens, would be the type that recycles, votes, and writes their local paper. They did a great job.
They also hosted me for the night, and barring the unfortunate incident of a roommate’s early, recurring (and apparantly ineffectual) alarm, my stay with them was nothing short of awesome.
See you in Korea, Anthony! Hope you get over here soon.
NEXT: Either Fort Collins, CO or Carputer, Part II, depending on which gets done first.