I have been working for quite some time now on the career of a very close friend and amazing multi talent. IN-Q is a slam poet, an actor, a songwriter, a prophet, a teacher and one very special human being.
I recently finished his promotional video for his multi media poetry show, “Just Another Version of the Truth”
Please watch and enjoy and share it with you friends and family.
So the long and winding road is almost over “World Gone Crazy” , the new Doobie Brother Brother’s record is mixed and mastered and will be released in September !!! I am so proud of it and am glad it will see the light of day soon. YEH !!
Fusebox Funk is done and ready to come out …
Doobies are mixed and they are making plans …
What’s next ?
I am tracking vocals and working on young Chase Yaklin’s record.
mixing Adam Cohen’s band Low Million’s
what’s also really exciting is
TREV LUKATHER .. son of legendary Steve Lukather of Toto …
Trev and his band Intelligent Design are almost ready to record
I am doing pre pro to get them ready to take in the studio
Hey there. With the weather rocking again in Cali, I am enjoying the change of season.
It has been a bittersweet year this past year so far
We lost Stephen Bruton last May to cancer and posthumously he has garnered great praise for his work on Crazy Heart.We lost Greg Ladanyi in September,Don Smith and Terry Howard just in this past February and now Bill Dooley just this weekend. It really sucks losing friends and mentors.
I know I have said this already in recent blogs but The Doobie Brothers record IS really close to being done. REALLY … I mean it.
I am also almost done with the cool and groovy FuseBox Funk EP. These guys are from Jacksonville, Florida.
My buddy INQ and I will be finishing his dvd promo also soon. Keep on the lookout in your town for INQ
So the year is almost over … Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
I finished mixing Te’te’ in Montreal by the end of November.
Then had a quick stop in NYC and saw friends and family there on the Hudson.
I got home just in time to do some recording and mixing on The Doobie Brother’s new record.
Spending the last work week of the year in awesome Sunset Sound Studio 1.
I am looking forward to editing INQ’s dvd soon in the new year and mixing a new EP for Jacksonville’s Fusebox Funk.
All in all a great and blessed year 2009.
Keep on Rockin and lets pray for peace in the world.
Man oh Man, its a blur right now. The past few months have been a fast paced blur.
I have been up in Portland recently making a new record with Te’Te’ a very cool organic French artist.
Steve Berlin of Los Lobos is producing. We have Davey Faragher on bass, from Elvis Costello’s band, Brian Macleod on drums, and Val Macallum on guitar for basic tracking. We are in Portland through October and I’ll be working in Montreal in November finishing up and mixing the record.
The summer was busy and fun. I was in Bloomington, Indiana for a bit finishing up my part of the Ghost Brothers of Darkland project with Stephen King and John Mellencamp.This has been a very interesting and exciting project and I am proud to be a part of it.
The Doobie Brothers record is getting close to being done. Not done yet but close.
Recently the Sick Puppies single I engineered went to number one at active rock. YEH !! Go Shim,Emma and Mark !!!
A labor of love has been the poet IN-Q. We shot a dvd / video live show on September 24th at the Greenway court theatre.
I will keep you posted on the editing. He is the bomb so check him out.
John has been developing a story with Stephen for many years that is finally coming to fruition as a DVD/Book/Stage Play and whatever other media it ends up as.
The story is a ghost story with the participation of many well known artists. The artists play characters as well as sing songs. It is a very interesting and creative idea. I feel very fortunate to have the chance to be part of this project. Keep your eyes peeled as it develops.
I am continuing on with Ted Templeman to finish the Doobie Brothers record as the summer progresses