About the Tempus Fugitives and the
Legendary Third Bedroom Studios.
The Tempus Fugitives is… are… am… the top-secret musical identity of, um, me.
I’m David Kelly.
I wrote the songs, performed them, and produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered them in the Legendary Third Bedroom Studios in Santa Clara, CA. There have been quite a few collaborators along for the ride, about whom more in a moment.
By the way, there’s no reason you should have heard of either the TFugs or me unless you are a friend who got dragged into this vanity project and are too nice to say, “uh, no thanks.”
The Legendary Third Bedroom Studios are where the magic happens (except in a few cases). I have always wanted to have the chance to go deep into recording, but was always too practical to actually do it. But eventually I bought some gear and starting jumping into recording.
I am not a genius song-writer, producer, recorder, mixer or mastering engineer, but I love the process and am trying to get better with each passing album. Each album represents my progress or regress so far.
I play guitar, play some bass, some keys, I program or choose the fake drums, and I generally sing the tunes. Yepper, it’s all me – me me me.
But a bunch of friends and colleagues have helped out with their musical and recording talents as well, so let’s talk about them.
Lynea Diaz Hagen: Vocals
Susy Boyd: Vocals
Katie Wilson: Vocals
Chloe Feoranza: Clarinet and background vocals
Anne Spector: Violin
Jeff “Hawkeye” Sanders: Guitars, bass, and background vocals
Tim Volpicella: Guitars and recording at Open Path Studios in San Jose, California
Jason Loughlin: Guitar
Josh Smith: Guitar
Joe Gore: Guitar
Dale Hymes: Bass and background vocals
Wing Keong Loo: Bass
Lisa Rutta: Drums and percussion
John Garcia: Drums and percussion
Terry Carleton: Drums, percussion, background vocals, recording, and mixing at Bones & Knives Studio in San Jose, California
Rob Gillette: Mastering at Private Hell Recording (Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time album), invaluable advice, unsentimental criticism, and an amazing array of most excellent cast-off gear!
Bret Boyer: Song Doctoring
See the individual album and song pages for specific credits. But know that they have my thanks for everything they have contributed.