On the long, desolate stretch of Tank Road sits a glimmer of San Luis Obispo’s bustling music scene: The Sauce Pot Studios. Inside the recording studio, local alternative band The Bogeys is hard at work on their music.
For our Jour 462 group project, my group decided to cover The Bogeys and all the work that goes into making their music. My group members Christian Laubacher, Tabata Gordillo, Jay Serrano and I visited The Sauce Pot Studios and checked things out.
Although getting to explore the studio and sit down and chat with the band was fun and exciting, the process behind our group project was not easy. Our original topic fell through after sources did not get back to us, and we were forced to start from scratch. Luckily, The Bogeys came through for us.
“I would say that the most challenging aspect of the project was having to find a new story last minute since our previous pitch fell through,” Gordillo, who did the audio and video, said. “Fortunately, we had a quick turn around because The Bogeys were super cooperative with our last-minute interview.”
“The hardest part of this for me was having to pivot after our initial story fell through,” Laubacher, who wrote the article, said. “We came up with a great topic though, really quickly, but it was just stressful. It was also a struggle for me to write about music and the arts. I’m not as used to this type of writing, so it challenged me in a really good way.”
However, there were definitely upsides to the project. Serrano, who did the multimedia component of the project, enjoyed the behind-the-scenes look at the studio.
“My favorite part of this project was getting to go and take photos during the recording session,” Serrano said. “It was awesome getting to hear the guys play and get a sense of what the band was doing while I worked.”
“Trying to embrace this diversity and embrace this culture is what music’s really all about. In SLO, that’s what we’re trying to do.” -Absy