Good lord! Do you need an intern? I'll move to nashville.
Hows your control room sound versus the tracking room? More lively, dead, etc. Hows that huge bookcase working out as a diffuser?
Oh man i'm loving the tunes on there. bluegrass all the way. Man I would love to mix this stuff!
Also, I liked your "drum emergency kit" article. Especially WD40, Duct tape, extra pedal, moon gel. How about a router table for bad bearing edges? Get one of those in the studio!
In order... We have interns from time to time... The control room is, while not 'dead', a nice place to mix, while the tracking room is generally a bit more live (and with gobos, can be made a bit more reflective than it is, or a little more dead than usual). The bookcase is lovely - no slapback echo comes from that wall, plus I can find all the books that used to be in storage until I built this room. While we do a lot of acoustic music and bluegrass here, we do at least as much 'normal' music - that is drums, electric guitars, and all that. I've done trad jazz records and even recorded the Fisk Jubilee Singers, along with country, rock and blues records... For bearing edge issues, I have a simpler approach - I call Sam Bacco, a wonderful drun tech in Nashville (in addition to being a fne percussionist, Sam plays with the Symphony).