AJ Roach’s song “Devil May Dance” will appear in the November issue of Paste Magazine’s Sampler. He will also be featured in the Four to Watch section of the magazine. I co-produced and mixed the track and it appears on his latest album, “Revelation” which was just released this month on Waterbug Records.
The song will also appear on American Airlines’ in-flight entertainment as part of Paste Beat during the month of December.
“Revelation” is receiving some serious critical praise and hit #1 on the European Americana charts in its second month of release. Congratulations to AJ!
Tom Petty’s new film and multi disc set “Runnin Down a Dream” debuts this week. I recorded a show for it at the Greek Theater in Berkeley over the summer.<img class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-211″ title=”2007-10-14TomPettyDVD” src=”http://www.michaelwinger.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/2007-10-14TomPettyDVD.png” alt=”2007-10-14TomPettyDVD” width=”271″ height=”358″ /><br /><br />
This week I’m making my annual trek to New York for the CMJ music marathon. My friends from Project Jenny, Project Jan are playing a showcase on Thursday night and it should be a fun time of shenanigans and craziness. If any of you are going to be around NY next week drop me an email
Recorded Jose Gonzalez yesterday for the first installment of Google’s new Musicians at Google series. As you may or may not know, Jose was catapulted into the world’s attention through his cover of the Knifes’ Heartbeats which appeared in a Sony Bravia ad.
He plays very quiet introspective music but also does a lot of covers of electronic and dance music in a very quiet introspective sort of way. My favorite is his cover of Massive Attack’s “Teardrop.” He also just played for two nights at the Great American Music Hall here in San Francisco.
This week I have officially moved into a production suite at Broken Radio Studios. Formerly known as Coast Recorders, Toast Recorders and Mercury Records, the studio was originally built by Bill Putnam in 1969, one of the original gurus of audio design and engineering. The facility houses the largest tracking room in San Francisco.
My production room will be used for mixing, editing, overdubs (vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitars, the occasional electric guitar) and composition mostly, while the downstairs’ main room will be used for the heavy lifting sort of recording (drums, live band tracking, loud guitars, string sections, marching bands, etc). It’s a very comfortable cozy space and I’m really looking forward to working on my next few projects (more on those later).