Monthly Archives: July 2010

The work ethic and breeding stillborn artists

The concept of a work ethic has always figured strongly in the output of artists. It can be seen in every important piece of art down through the ages, from St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican to The White Album. … Continue reading

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The unbearable agony of focusing

Sometimes, it’s so easy to become literally and thoroughly absorbed by whatever creative project I’m working on. When this happens, it’s as if I’ve entered into some kind of alternate universe. Instantly, I lose track of the time and everything … Continue reading

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It’s all about intent

Modern digital recording technology is as miraculous as it is still relatively new and undeveloped. From a technical and historical perspective, what could be achieved with previous recording platforms is dwarfed by what can be accomplished with current systems. The … Continue reading

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The gift

One evening, I was listening back to a track I’d been producing at Conway Studio in Los Angeles. From out of nowhere, I felt a rush, a great intensity surge through my being. It was like a tidal wave of … Continue reading

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Red carpets and pots of gold

In 1986, I was working out of a tiny, makeshift 8 track recording studio on St. Mark’s Place in Manhattan. The studio was in the basement of an old tenement building, and was next door to a shop that sold … Continue reading

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You gotta give

I left home at 17, dropped out of high school, became completely indigent, lived with various girls (until their parents threw me out of their homes) and played in a band. By the time I was 18, my band had … Continue reading

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Ikiru

To even the most casual bystander, it is clear that the music industry is preparing to breathe it’s last. With revenues consistently falling like the proverbial stone, archaic and bumbling business practices which would be rued in any other industry, … Continue reading

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