564px-Old_radio May 29

And the beat goes on . . .

It seems clear now that the headphones and the streaming music service are secondary acquisitions for Apple – with the Beats deal, they’ve just acquired the head of Interscope records. I would expect an announcement of an Apple record label fairly soon.

neck 3 April 19

100 Guitars!

I just got the score and the details for the Rhys Chatham piece I’m playing in this June in Birmingham. Now, time to get practicing! http://www.rhyschatham.net/news/2014-feb-19-secret-rose%C2%A0-100-guitars-birmingham-uk-june-7  

neck 3 March 18

100 guitars

I’m really excited! I’ve been selected as part of the 100 guitar orchestra that’s playing the UK premier of Rhys Chatham’s “A Secret Rose,” at the Frontiers Festival in Birmingham on the 7th of June.

neck 3 March 10

A blast from the past

Back in the 80’s and 90’s in NYC, I had a funk band called, “Your Monkey’s Not Funny.” (And sometimes called, Calamity Jane, Spiny Norman, but never Vicious Fishes.) There were a lot of members who went through the band – at one point it was 10 members and I wanted to add a horn […]

neck 3 January 18

Film soundtrack project

Lights Out by Chris Leslie My friend, the documentary photographer and filmmaker, Chris Leslie has been working on and off for three years on a film project called “Lights Out,” about the closing of the Bluevale/Whitevale public housing complex in Glasgow and I’ll be providing the soundtrack. From Wikipedia: “Faced with crippling housing shortages in the immediate post-war period, the city undertook […]

564px-Old_radio January 17

Why Audio Never Goes Viral

An article from Digg on audio vs. video on the internet.  Worth a read. Why Audio Never Goes Viral.

564px-Old_radio December 18

Music acts fear they wont make waves if they dont play radio events for free | Helienne Lindvall | Media | theguardian.com

An interesting take on the nature of radio promo in the brave new world of the music business.  Is this a new version of payola or the only way to stay in business? Music acts fear they wont make waves if they dont play radio events for free | Helienne Lindvall | Media | theguardian.com.

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