Oh yes, I know what you mean by "Crush With Eyeliner"....on Loop's "Heaven's End" track, there's loads of great stereo panning.
Your Garageband sounds similar to Ableton Live (the software I use). It's incredible just how easy it is to record stuf now, isn't it? I remember the days of recording stuff on a basic 4-track tape machine (pissing off the neighbours to boot, I was most popular with them
), and always getting a bit frustrated that there was so many things I couldn't do.
When you get back home (and once your hand sorts itself out), I'm sure that you'll be getting well back into recording again. Talking of which, if you're still up for you, I'd love to hear you sing the full version of "Great Gig...". (/end fanboy post