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Learning to Let Go!

Memorial Day 2014

Thanks to everybody who came to our 16th annual memorial day party. I recorded all of the bands down to half-inch tape and I gotta say, it sounds pretty awesome! Here are a few tracks from that night. Next year …

Tilly and the Wall

I had the opportunity to mix Tilly & the Wall at Echoplex sans soundcheck. A hell of a tall order to mix on the fly. I didn’t know what to expect, I only knew that there was tap dancing and …

Los Angeles Downtown Art Walk

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The Los Angeles Downtown Art Walk was this past week and my friend Tom Denney and I had occasion to attend. Throngs of artists, loonies and beautiful women descend upon downtown monthly to view and experience Los Angeles’ vast and

Echoplex Techs for DEVO-LUTION

I worked the centennial celebration at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum and the headliner was none other than DEVO,  and those weirdos still rock.  June 9th, 2013 marked the 100th birthday of the museum and a giant sea

Luciano, The Messenger

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I had the good fortune to work with reggae legend, Luciano, The Messenjah this week.  A formidable figure in combat boots and fatigues, Luciano had the voice of Fela, Otis and Marley all combined. There were moments where I stood …

Negotiating the Fear Chasm

Last night’s new devastating jam fear chasm. Recorded at The Horse on the Hill.

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The Horse on the Hill

So I have set up our HDP LA satellite studio in the hills of Los Angeles. I am proud to say that so far I have been accepted with open arms here in sunny California and at my new gig …

They’ve Shot Flanigan at the Elbo Room

Tonight I had the distinct pleasure of mixing a killer band from Indianapolis at Elbo Room called They’ve Shot Flanigan. They had a kind of hybrid sound that an engineer can really wrap their ears around. Combining guitar work …