- I just want to publicly thank Frank Stickle for (a) bringing the Mellotron down
to us for use on Powered by Light yesterday, and (2) saying so many incredibly
nice and confidence-building things about us in the studio and on Myspace.
Frank is a true gentleman and also has a keen ear and it was great to have him
there to coach me on how to properly play the instrument. It was my first time
playing one, and the odd feel of the keys took some getting used to, but Frank
not only helped me get my playing even, he also made some excellent suggestions
about actual figures which when tried, worked. It also brought out the
orchestration instincts of my guitarist Todd Russell who began calling on his
musical Ph.D. education to help me really turn the Tron into some orchestral
I am very excited about how Powered by Light is sounding. Now comes the vocals,
always an adventure, tomorrow and Sunday.
Thank you Frank! And thanks to everyone who has taken an interest in this crazy
prog band in Richmond.