Producing

Dame Julia Nesbelch, the producer of City Of Wood once remarked when we were discussing a hissy fit thrown by an electric guitarist who’s claim to fame was owning an […]

Re-issuing It’s True on Spotify brings memories. The house on Major. Owen downstairs by the laundry machines practising or did I invent a memory of laundry machines?. The roommate they […]

Stevie wonder did something unheard of a few years ago. Made accessible his original tracks for Superstition so people could study it. So glad Doug set me up to check […]

One time someone hired me to play for their record. Could I come Saturday and Sunday afternoon? Yes I could. They didn’t offer to pay anything and so I expected […]

Being fired is a total shock. In 30 years it happened twice and I didn’t see it coming. It was in a way good but painful. Makes you think lots […]

The film about Muscle Shoals is an amazing layered story but it felt weird when the main man, Rick Hall, explained there was no racism there, nope, never, not one […]

When someone hires me to play on their music, try my best, follow my instincts and check whether they feel it hit the mark. If they’re happy, end of story. […]

The greatest thing about dismissing┬áThe Hissing of Summer Lawns and Mingus when I was a teenager is that I get to have them now like┬ábrand new Joni Mitchell records and […]

After my first two records people complained to me that the major label didn’t promote it. They told me this like I could/ should do something about it but what? […]

I was into Brian Eno with my teenage pal Campbell. We were like a secret club listening to Another Green World, Before and After Science, Taking Tiger Mountain By Surprise. […]