Producing

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 […]

Rules

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 […]