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Month: October 2007

AJ Roach featured in Paste Magazine


AJ Roach’s song “Devil May Dance” will appear in the November issue of Paste Magazines 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!

Kronos Quartet kicks off SF Jazz Fest with “Bloodstone”, performs with Glenn Kotche


Kronos Quartet performed two shows this week as part of theSan Francisco Jazz Festival. Both nights began with “Bloodstone,” a song by Amon Tobin that I co-arranged withSteve Prutsman. That night, they also debuted a piece byGlenn Kotche, from Wilco, who performed with them.

On Sunday night, Jessica and I headed down to Mountain View to watch Kronos play an amazing performance with Tom Waits at the Bridge School Benefit.

Tom Petty releases “Runnin Down a Dream”

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=”” alt=”2007-10-14TomPettyDVD” width=”271″ height=”358″ /><br /><br />

Recording Jose Gonzalez at Google

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.

Moving in to Broken Radio Studios


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).

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