Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Checking In

The absolute best time to write in your blog is when you have something else to do. The bigger the procrastination, the better.

*I have a meeting scheduled with a prospective client tonight. This morning I received a multi-page, non-disclose agreement to sign before the meeting. Unusual, but not unheard of.

*I met with Cari Quoyeser yesterday about producing some solo songs with her. Interesting and talented chica. Rich Whiting is on board to do some pre-production next week. More will be revealed.

*I'm finishing a fantastic second song with David Enriquez, Frente. I'm thinking about having Steve Christensen mix the darn thing because I am running so short of time. The bridge still KILLS me every time I hear it. David is a really amazing artist, and I'm honored to be working with him and manager Rolando Cuellar.

*I was recently appointed to the Recording Academy, Producer & Engineer's Steering Committee. I'm fighting feelings of unworthiness while at the same time honored to be working with the best of the best in the business. My fellow members include Sylvia Massey, Phil Ramone, Chuck Ainley, Ed Cherney, Mike Clink, and Nathanial Kunkle--names so heavy that google searches simply crash the entire internet backbone for the US.

From a previous blog:

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.