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    Thu, 15 Nov 2012 13:14:23

    Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto vs. The Glass Theory's Jack Duff - Get to know this smartypants, and we mean that lovingly.

    Glass Theory's Jack stepped into the ring for a Take Aim chat. We think he tried to use Jedi Mind Tricks and to play mind games with us, since he has a school set of non-musical skills.

    Any non-music skills/hobbies/talents?

    I actually play blackjack quite a bit, for some reason I'm pretty quick with math, so that helps a lot. I am definitely a gamer as well, play video games when I need to take a break or clear my head.

    If you were not doing music, you would be...

    Really depressed? Just kidding, but that is really the only thing I've wanted to do, and not sure what I would do if I wasn't writing and producing and performing.

    Pick one of your songs and share a writing/recording story. Something intimate and that which puts us in the moment, something we would never know unless you told us.

    There is kind of an interesting story about the production of "A Little Bit." I had recorded a demo of this track early on, and sang the chorus --- the lyrics were in place at this point. The rest of the track was rough. Down the road I got back at working on polishing this track to finish for release on my EP, Hang Up [iTunes link]. Once I finished the rest of the production on the track, I wanted to re-record the vocals for the track, since the vocals I had on there were "demo" vocals. So, I got in the booth, took a bunch of takes, listened back over and over. They were good, there was nothing wrong with them, but once I listened to the original vocals from the previous demo, I realized that they just were missing this flare, some soul that I captured originally in those initial creative moments when the song was young. So, I ended up using these old original takes from the early demo on the final release, instead of re-singing and trying to get a more "polished" vocal take. It just goes to show that sometimes those initial instincts are really important and capturing excitement or a certain attitude is key, even if it is less "perfect."

    Twitter-size your bio - 140 words OR characters of everything we need to know.

    Glass Theory is the solo project of L.A. based musician, writer and producer Jack Duff, a tasteful mixture of electronic, indie, and pop elements. His debut EP, Hang Up, has earned praise from Nylon, Bullett, Kick Kick Snare, Interview Magazine, Lady Gunn, and many more!

    What is the glass theory, if any?

    I'm still figuring this out myself... I have my theories.

    Theories about a theory? We love it!

    Are you going to check out Hang Up?

    —Amy Sciarretto

    Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez

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