Rich Rhymes

Rich Marsella came to my class last week and talked about his music business life. It was great but only when I gave him a ride downtown later did I […]

Zed Is Dead Baby

Recently I read about a company that wanted something similar to this song by Aphex Twin and they were paying about $20,000. That’s Mr. Aphex Twin below (obviously at the beach). I tried […]

Guest Post On Kapootie Preamps

by TOM ST. LOUIS re tweaking and all that….It’s cool that there are ways to fix things….but I never wanted to lose connection to that pre electricity world. Did Sonnyboy […]

Taking Pro Pills

I played on Ron Hawkins new album at a East Toronto recording studio today. I remember meeting him more than 20 years ago at the Free Times Cafe. The first […]


Say yes to every job, even if there is no money. Say no when they ask to own all the publishing. Stall when they ask you to agree to something […]

Campbell Yates and I secretly met in the coach house he rented as a teenager in the 70s and we listened to this guy who made these crazy records that […]

Have Fun Working

In and around 1990 while recording a 2cnd record to be released on Warner Music Canada, later titled Presented By Lake Michigan Soda,  there was a desire to enlist a […]

The crystal ball of email presented me two requests this week to make string arrangements which is a nice problem to have. I like to find within the song some […]