October 30, 2008
My friend Artie Wayne has put together some Halloween related music videos, two of which I happened to play on. They were “Unchained Melody” and “Hell Of It” by Paul Williams from “Phantom Of The Paradise”. One of the things that always amazed me on the “Unchained Melody” session was the bass mistake. I heard it at the session but in those days there was no “punching in”. It was the best take and that’s how it was released. To this day, every time I hear it, I still cringe a little. Can you find it? Play the below video, leave a comment and take a guess, if no one gets it I’ll leave the answer in a week or so.
August 25, 2008
Check out the this video.
Yep that’s me in the center, goofy smile and all. An exciting group to watch huh? Still wish I had that Strat for the price they are going for today!
I was in the Marine Corps stationed at the Air Facility in Santa Ana CA. Being from Connecticut I soon discovered the beaches, Balboa Island and the Balboa peninsula. I used to watch Dick playing at the Rinky Dink ice cream parlor and then later at the Rendezvous Ballroom on the peninsula. [Read more]
July 26, 2008
My first Web Pick for our new site is Windy Wagner at www.windywagner.com.
About a year or so ago I wanted to update a couple of older songs I had written with Artie Wayne and Molly Ann Leikin. Molly gave me Windy’s name and what a joy to work with. She was fast, nice, professional and has a terrific voice! You can hear what she did for me here. Windy’s worked with some amazing people. Here are just a few: [Read more]
July 21, 2008
I’d never thought much about writing a blog mainly because I’ve never liked typing that much and I don’t consider myself a writer. A couple of weeks ago I was talking to an old friend, Artie Wayne and he really got me fired up. Not only to write a blog but to redo this web site, something I had been thinking about for awhile. Artie got me thinking about stories I may have when working with people like John Lennon, Barbara Streisand and Billy Joel. So now I have to plumb the “little grey cells” to see what I actually do remember. Should be an interesting journey! Stay tuned…