I remember a teacher in my recording program putting on “Don’t Look Back” from Boston and showing us how the meters didn’t move much from full volume, even when the song sounded quieter. Producer/singer/songwriter Tom Sholtz was an MIT engineer who worshiped at the altar of Lost Dynamics. Today everybody compresses the life out of their tracks and they all sound the same. Remember how “Smells Like Teen Spirit” kicked you in the ass when the chorus kicked in? This is a great article about why even the good bands released today sound 1 dimensional
It’s been a while. I’ve missed you. You lost weight.
One of my new years resolutions is too write here more. And write more here.
Went to a memorial for Jacques Milhomme from Rose’s last night. Jacques was run over on his bike last week in Hollywood, FL. If you were at Rose’s on the Beach in the 90’s, Jacques was almost always working the door and the stage. Booked me when I was first trying to play guitar out live. Rob Nelson and I played their stage a couple times in the earliest spermatozoic days of the Bomb. Always a standup guy who loved good music and hated bad music, loudly.
Great night last night at Tobacco Road watching a once in a lifetime reunion of Raw B. Jae with the guitar of Demetrius Brown back on lead guitar. D is a mind bending talent who left to form Manchild after a couple of years of Raw B drama. Great to hear them all play and sing together. D and Robbie sound like the beautiful wounded veterans they are. It was some magic music in 1992 and now. Lots of old friends and great stories. Jacques would have loved it last night.