Saturday, January 28, 2006

Kinky Friedman for Governor

Time out from the business of music for an unpaid political advertisement:

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Sarah Sharp vs. Tina Fey & Aimee Mann

Some days it feels nice to be flattered. I'm supposed to be mixing Iris McAlpine today and tomorrow, but I feel sick, and I suspect it's the flu. Man. If I can't do it, the reschedule will be three weeks away, and I HATE that. My mortal coil is failing me. I'm going to have to make a decision one way or another within the next hour.


This blurb is from the Houston Press came to my attention this morning. It really feels nice to have a stroke now and then:

Tuesday 1/31
See Sarah in Person today ( Color photo of Sarah) Sarah Sharp is one part Tina Fey, one part Aimee Mann. Both Sharp and Fey thrive in a male dominated world, write brilliantly, and would be dead ringers for each other with a quick dye job,And both Sharp and Mann create soaring, piano infused, jazz-tinged pop melodies that come crashing down around you. But where Mann leaves you wanting Zoloft, Sharp leaves you wanting more. The Austin chanteuse's witty, quirky and sexy vocal stylings are magnificently showcased on her latest releases, /Fourth Person,/ (produced by Houstonian Dan Workman, who worked magic with Beyonce'). You can get a sample today when Sharp takes the stage at Theatre LaB Houston for a special concert that promises to be anything but dull. 8 p.m. 1706 Alamo. For tickets and information, call 713-927-6704 or visit $15.

The only bad part is they left off my co-producer, Kevin Ryan, who deserves so much of the credit for how that record sounds.

I think I'm headed home....

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Backtones/Walters/Rooster Crow and Friends

We have finished mixes on the Southern Backtones CD and I am exhausted and happy. It is the coolest music that I have ever had a hand in creating. You read that right. Not to take anything away from my other kids, but this child has fulfilled a lot of my personal dreams that may not have been appropriate the rest of my musical progeny.

So here I am.

Living through my kids (which is supposed to be supremely unhealthy, but the metaphor sort of works,....)

Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering in Boston is doing his job on the songs as I type, so look for new stuff in the Soundboard within the week.

Maggie Walters and I had two wonderful days in Studio A last week. We ended up using Tyson Sheth to put drums on one song, and it was lyrical magic. The thing that made the experience cool for me was the way that Maggie stepped up to the plate and started making some real production decisions. Woot. Way to go Maggie! That's not always easy, especially when I didn't see where she was going, but damn if it didn't all work out.

On another note, I have some good friends, who are not my clients, but make awesome music. Go to this show. I'll be there & it will be great!!!!!!