So earlier this year I was contacted by the city of Denton, specifically the Economic Development Program Administrator, regarding the city's first ever participation in the international Make Music Day. When I read this invitation my first thought was: "Make Music Day. That sounds kind of like an accurate but not quite colloquial translation of a phrase from another language. Kind of like the copier at an office I used to work at that would display the sentence Please Wait F
So I was challenged by my friend Eric on Facebook to participate in the 10 all-time -favorite-albums-in-no-particular-order-viral-post. Since I don't particularly like Facebook, and I can't follow directions, I thought I would respond via the studio blog. I realize a lot of these albums are older and come from my formative times as a young person, but they still stay with me and have influenced the modern choices that I make. So here they are, and I know I'm not supposed to c
Short answer: it depends. Long answer: When my band recorded their first 'real' album in the 90s, we had been in studios before, and some of them were actually pretty decent. We recorded on 1 or 2 inch analog tape most of the time, as usable digital recording formats were just starting to emerge. Our band was a three piece and we approached everything in a very democratic way. We all contributed to the songwriting, shared the cost of rehearsal rental space, split recording ex
Shake Music just published the second video from our session from Megan Storie, and I must confess, this was my favorite. It's a relatively simple song entitled 'Sparrow,' but the interplay between the dueling arpeggios, as well as vocal melody and harmony, is truly beautiful, so I had to post it here as well. Hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I did recording and mixing it!