Category Archives: VIDEOS

RE: Mastering – A Tone of Two Cities

New York or London? After much consideration I have decided to get the album “Mastered” in the U.K.  A lot of British music that I love has a very distinct sonic imprint, including the equipment I use and so I figured so should the mastering stage. Its more to do with culture and attitude than any one piece of equipment but there is a difference. Another big factor is that mastering engineer Tim Young at Metropolis has mastered some of my favorite “sounding” albums by Massive Attack, Bjork, Elbow etc.

“Audio Mastering – Metropolis Engineers Explain All . Youtube.com. Uploaded by on Aug 13, 2008 <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmOTGHZ_CKY>.

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RE: Finding Lester “Happy Feet” Foster

After a year looking for a tap dancer for the album, I finally tracked a busker down in New Orleans via YouTube with the help of Mike from Nola Studios. The intriguing thing is that these kids tap using crushed soda cans tacked to their soles and boy can they Hoof!!

Here is the moment when Mike actually spotted Lester “Happy Feet” Foster…

“Finding Lester “Happy Feet” Foster”. Youtube.com. Uploaded by on Nov 30, 2011 <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BGnc3wF-xE>.

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RE: Ramblin’ with Julian Mokhtar

Julian from the famed Blues Gang shall be playing Slide Guitar on “Ramblin’ On My Mind” by Robert Johnson. Here is a clip of him discussing his routes, passion and the blues. Ramble on ….

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RE: Trumpets with Jon Dante

Jon Dante plays trumpet on both “The Jody Grind” and “Mood Indigo”. Here he goes through his passion and influences and we also choose the right horn for the job…

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Why Robert Johnson

Well not really but I don’t think you need a reason to cover a Robert Johnson song and as Memphis Slim sang, “not all em blues is sad”…..the sequel tops it off.

“Heineken Blues: ‘UK TV Advert'”. YouTube.com. Uploaded by on Aug 21, 2007 <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP5EC1S_F20&feature=player_embedded>.

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How To Record a Fly !!!

While reading Greg Milner’s fantastic “Perfecting Sound Forever“, I came across a fact that I had to double check regarding early recording devices and I found this……It’s ten minutes past 8 )

“Radio 4’s Charlotte Green cracks up on air”. YouTube.com. Uploaded by on Mar 28, 2008 <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKBWsy5A2bA>.

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Darth Theremin Mod

My theremin that I ordered from theremaniacs.com has arrived and I’m in the process of doing a Darth Mod before it debuts on RE:COVERED for “The Jody Grind”.

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The Hang Drum

Andy Peterson who is playing Electric Double Bass for the Jody Grind is still on tour and since I need to record that next I have put it aside and spent today looking for a Hang Drum player who would be suitable for my arrangement of Duke Ellington’s “Mood Indigo”, and I think I have found one. Here is Manu Delago playing this fairly modern, what can only be described as a UFO wok like instrument, with a hypnotic sound. Sent him a mail and hope he is up for it. Would be good to hang out…

“Manu Delago: ‘Hang Solo'”. YouTube.com. Uploaded by on Sep 18, 2007 <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17ojj7tgrqw&feature=player_embedded>.

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