Davis drums on coffee

Coffee is the drink Davis done drank while drumming today as well as the working title for a song that Reggie recorded in my bedroom a few years back - a simple ballad. At the time we used Garageband with a mic plugged into the side of my laptop, a drum machine sample and a simple internal keyboard sound. We kept all the original vocal and keyboard takes but recorded an acoustic piano yesterday and Davis on drums today. Next up guitar and bass - or maybe super simple. Should be pretty cool.


9 comments

  • Michele

    Michele

    Hello Maktub! I have been a fan for years, and I occasionally see one or more of you dining in resaurants/bars that I have worked at. My sister ( who has also been a huge fan/ and her husband) are now expecting a child. However, with the economy, and who knows what else.. are going to expect hard times. ( She gets maternity leave, but no pay) He neither. Anyway....as being loyal fans for many, many years..do you have any ideas??

    Hello Maktub!

    I have been a fan for years, and I occasionally see one or more of you dining in resaurants/bars that I have worked at. My sister ( who has also been a huge fan/ and her husband) are now expecting a child. However, with the economy, and who knows what else.. are going to expect hard times. ( She gets maternity leave, but no pay) He neither. Anyway....as being loyal fans for many, many years..do you have any ideas??

  • "Dr. Makub".....

    "Dr. Makub".....

    I know that Reggie does stand up comedy along with being an incredible singer for the band Maktub, but I had NO IDEA that he is now taking questions as a guidance couselor for expecting mothers/fathers with no income?? I mean SERIOUSLY....

    I know that Reggie does stand up comedy along with being an incredible singer for the band Maktub, but I had NO IDEA that he is now taking questions as a
    guidance couselor for expecting mothers/fathers
    with no income?? I mean SERIOUSLY....

  • Daniel

    Daniel

    News to me. Then again, Thaddeus teaches at Rock School, Kevin does web design, Davis teaches at Seattle Drum School and I work on 43 Things ... so we're a diverse bunch. As the slogan for a now defunct 80s clothing store went "Expect the Unexpected". The album is coming along nicely - it's mellow-ish. Michele - no ideas, but maybe the new music will calm the waters. It's turning out to be a pretty mellow album.

    News to me. Then again, Thaddeus teaches at Rock School, Kevin does web design, Davis teaches at Seattle Drum School and I work on 43 Things ... so we're a diverse bunch. As the slogan for a now defunct 80s clothing store went "Expect the Unexpected".

    The album is coming along nicely - it's mellow-ish.

    Michele - no ideas, but maybe the new music will calm the waters. It's turning out to be a pretty mellow album.

  •  Maktub Rocks!

    Maktub Rocks!

    Thx for the response, I was just being a wise a$$ about the comment that "Michele" wrote above asking what to do since her "sister ( who has also been a huge fan/ and her husband) are now expecting a child. However, with the economy, and who knows what else.. are going to expect hard times. ( She gets maternity leave, but no pay) He neither. Anyway....as being loyal fans for many, many years..do you have any ideas?? " I mean c'mon, this is a music message board, not a Dr. Phil Session.. Rock on!!

    Thx for the response, I was just being a wise a$$
    about the comment that "Michele" wrote above asking what to do since her
    "sister ( who has also been a huge fan/ and her husband) are now expecting a child. However, with the economy, and who knows what else.. are going to expect hard times. ( She gets maternity leave, but no pay) He neither. Anyway....as being loyal fans for many, many years..do you have any ideas?? "
    I mean c'mon, this is a music message board, not a
    Dr. Phil Session..
    Rock on!!

  • Daniel

    Daniel

    Ah - had a dense moment. Well, I was giving Michele the benefit of the doubt, but perhaps you have a point. A Maktub audio stimulus package is order! Minus the pork, but with a sprinkle of bipartisan soul. How deep (and bad) can this analogy go?

    Ah - had a dense moment. Well, I was giving Michele the benefit of the doubt, but perhaps you have a point.

    A Maktub audio stimulus package is order! Minus the pork, but with a sprinkle of bipartisan soul. How deep (and bad) can this analogy go?

  •  Daniel ROCKS!

    Daniel ROCKS!

    Hey Daniel, Once again thx for the response! I have been a Maktub fan since I saw you play at Irving Plaza with Soulive! This was before you were signed to Velour Records.. I can remember standing in the crowd watching you guys jam and saying "These guys are not signed yet!?!?" Thanks for making killer music and looking forward to hearing the new album! Rock On! G P.S. The sounds that you create with your keyboard are VERY ingenious!

    Hey Daniel, Once again thx for the response! I have been a Maktub fan since I saw you play at Irving Plaza with Soulive! This was before you were signed to Velour Records.. I can remember standing in the crowd watching you guys jam and saying "These guys are
    not signed yet!?!?" Thanks
    for making killer music and looking forward to hearing the new album!
    Rock On!
    G
    P.S. The sounds that you create with your keyboard are VERY ingenious!

  • Daniel

    Daniel

    Well thanks - 'preciate it. I consider myself more of an amateur garage keyboard tinkerer. I've built so many keyboard rigs over the years and it's my equivalent of resurrecting an old Harley in the garage on weekends I suppose. My current rig is probably my most modern and simple - but even now I'm still using 2 speakers (a Leslie & a tube amp) and a custom foot pedal board. I could go on, but I would bore not only you but anyone else who has bothered to read this far down the thread. A cool thing about this latest set of songs is that there's a sweet grand piano in Cozzi's studio so the piano was easy to incorporate into tracks when we felt the need. With all the tinkering we do with keyboards, the piano really is the killerest instrument of them all.

    Well thanks - 'preciate it. I consider myself more of an amateur garage keyboard tinkerer. I've built so many keyboard rigs over the years and it's my equivalent of resurrecting an old Harley in the garage on weekends I suppose.

    My current rig is probably my most modern and simple - but even now I'm still using 2 speakers (a Leslie & a tube amp) and a custom foot pedal board. I could go on, but I would bore not only you but anyone else who has bothered to read this far down the thread.

    A cool thing about this latest set of songs is that there's a sweet grand piano in Cozzi's studio so the piano was easy to incorporate into tracks when we felt the need. With all the tinkering we do with keyboards, the piano really is the killerest instrument of them all.

  • Maktub Rocks!

    Maktub Rocks!

    Daniel, The specs on your keyboard set up are SICK!! I am actually a drummer for a Ct based band INK WWW.INKMUSIC.NET and love to learn/talk about gear of any kind of instrument. :) Once again, I cannot wait to hear what Maktub has up their sleeve this time around. Probably one of my fav key sounds of all time is on "Just Like Murder" The "fluttering" sounds in the verse.. BAAAAM! Rock and Roll! Gonz

    Daniel, The specs on your keyboard set up are SICK!!
    I am actually a drummer for a Ct based band INK
    WWW.INKMUSIC.NET and love to learn/talk
    about gear of any kind of instrument. smile Once again, I cannot wait to hear what Maktub has up their sleeve this time around. Probably one of my fav key sounds of all time is on "Just Like Murder" The "fluttering" sounds in the verse.. BAAAAM!
    Rock and Roll! Gonz

  • Tricia

    Tricia

    Good evening. We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us. I am from Eritrea and too bad know English, please tell me right I wrote the following sentence: "Reason for using:Regularly sounding with badla zari was focal and same key world, handmade soaps wholesale." Best regards 8), Tricia.

    Good evening. We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us.
    I am from Eritrea and too bad know English, please tell me right I wrote the following sentence: "Reason for using:Regularly sounding with badla zari was focal and same key world, handmade soaps wholesale."

    Best regards 8), Tricia.

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