Below is a video of the 2005 recording session for John Mayer’s song “In Repair” off of his Continuum album. In short, Mayer booked studio time and invited eight-string guitarist Charlie Hunter and drummer Steve Jordan in to write. Having no real idea of a song, they wrote “In Repair” in one day just by jamming and working out the parts.
As an aside, that’s one of the things I find so exciting about music. When you’re creating new music, whatever you create didn’t exist in the world seconds before you created it. Sometimes it seems to flow through you; other times, it takes a lot of work, but it’s always rewarding.
Part 1 of the recording session video is below. Watch Part 2 on YouTube.
How cool was that? Say what you will about the guy – you have to admire talent like that. I’m amazed and fascinated by the process. Starting the day with a room full of effects to play with and ending it with a great song.