Monday, July 17, 2006

Geoff Emerick, NAMM

I just got back from working in Austin at a Recording Academy event. We invited Texas Audio Engineers and Producers to a conversation with Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick. The event was heald at the Austin City Limits studio, and Sarah Sharp performed before the Geoff.

I got the opportunity to join Geoff at a NARAS dinner the night before. It was really thrilling to hang with the guy that recorded 'Revolver', Sgt. Pepper's, half of the 'White Album' and all of 'Abbey Road'. Geoff was promoting his new book about recording the Beatles, which was co-written by Howard Massey.

l-r: Howard, Geoff, and moi:

While I was there, I met and hung with Maggie Walters, 'Radio Mike' Petrozelli, and Sarah. The NAMM SHOW was going on at the Austin Convention Center. I used to be the buyer for Rockin' Robin Guitars and Music back in the mid eighties, so I had not been to anything like this in a long time. It was a real blast from the past. I saw some of the same guys that I knew from then selling their stuff,.. quite a time travel experience.

Radio Mike and I:

Heba Kadry, John Griffin, Leigh Crain, and Steve Christensen all came up from SugarHill. It was really nice having my crew there to see such a historic figure.

Finally, the coolest thing I saw at the NAMM show, was also the smallest. It is a modified guitar pick called The Jelly Fish. It has steel tines instead of a rounded end, and sounds incredible. I walked up on a demo and was wondering what pedal they were using to make the acoustic guitar sound like a sitar. VERY COOL!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I play harpsicle

11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Dan,

Nice meeting you at the NARAS event!

One little typo in your Blog... Geoff recorded "Revolver," not "Rubber Soul."

Best regards,

Howard Massey

2:57 PM  
Blogger dan said...

thanks, Howard!

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You look good. Glad the experience was so mind-blowing.


7:57 AM  
Blogger Art Hodge said...

Hi Dan, is there any way you know of to get an email or message to Geoff Emerick? I teach a music production class at Boise State University and I'm assigning Geoff's book as a textbook and I wanted to email a couple of questions to him. Any info you have (management or whatever) would be greatly appreciated! need to post my email if you can help it ... :)

2:17 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home