Saturday, May 13, 2006

Alico Makes 'Secret Recording'

Shhh!!! Nobody's supposed to know,... but Mark and Justin from Alico cut bass guitars in my office tonight. Hope I don't get in trouble!!!!

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Quick Thought and a Eulogy

Stephen St. Croix is a name that will NOT ring a bell unless you've been reading his column in Mix Magazine, and before that, Recording Engineer and Producer, for the past 20 years.

Stephen was a mentor of mine, and I mourn his untimely passing. Read about it here.

Here's my quick thought:

Maybe, just maybe, the whole idea that record labels ever supported and grew 'baby acts' into 'amazing bands' is just so much revisionist history. Maybe the REAL deal is that in the old days, bands actually had to be incredible performer/players in order to get any attention. What looked like a patient investment to us now, is in fact, the naturally slower pace of a pre-internet,pre-personal computer,world.

I know this is going to sound like so much 'old man perspective' bulls**t, but it's worth considering.

The picture is for Stephen St. Croix, and my cousin Ann Murry, who both passed this week.

May you both rest easy, and continue your good work where ever you may be...