Friday, June 30, 2006

Catchup Bloggin

I've been traveling and working and NOT blogging, so time to share the love about what's been going on.

My collaboration with Maggie Walters has gone long distance. She and I are trading song files back and forth between Houston and Austin. I'm going to post a song that we did on the Soundboard today that is just a rough mix but has a wonderful vibe called, "Captain".

Speaking of long distance, I spent last week at the Tape Op Conference in Tucson Arizona. It was hot (but it was a dry heat...) Where did that joke come from? For those that are unfamiliar, Tape Op is a recording magazine that began as a fanzine for home recordists. Now EVERYONE is a home recordist, so the magazine is at the epicenter of the industry. I was on one of the discussion panels this year: 'Survival Skills'. No. The panel was not about partying. We did discuss what the future of the industry looks like for dedicated recording studios. Tune in to this web page next year to see if we're still here!! (I'm hedging our bets that the answer will be yes--we're still here).

Allen Corneau acting silly (as usual). We had a blast.

This last shot is from the audio trade show. I'm with a famous singer songwriter (you get $5 if you can tell me who----screw that,... it's Ian Moore), and on the left, Aspen Pittman, the world's greatest authority on tube amps and in general, all things tube.

Back home, I started my mix project with Christine Wu. I'm mixing her solo project, and I want to post one of her songs, but I forgot to ask permission. Here we are in a creative pose:

In other news, Eric Jarvis and I are continuing to have a ball working with Anne Loo. yesterday, we went over to Anne's tres' cool pad to do pre production on some more tunes. Here's a few of the moments captured on my low-res camera phone:

My appearance at the Apple store was really cool. We had a smallish turnout, but my lecture/demo of how I use Macs to do my business, organize my life, and do my music was a lot of fun. I've been asked back to do it at the Galleria and Memorial City Apple Stores too!

Finally, I started preproduction with Melissa Fair and Maria Lau. Here's a shot from our pre-pro session in Austin.


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