I feel before I begin a new project I need to “clean house”. Audio cleansing is a process that involves many factors. One being what you’ve been listening to over the past couple months. Mainly because these sounds are extending their tentacles into your creative energy. Think of it like this. If you listen to… Read More Cleaning After A 180 Day Music Listening Span
Call it audio osmosis- 1972…I was 4 years old. My dad owned all the hip vinyl…Elvis, Fab Four, The Who, Zimmy and all the other best works from the UK and Americana. Blues fueled rock and roll wasn’t viewed too favorably and it’s indiscretions made bad impressions, but man it stole my heart. As I… Read More The Irony Of The Blues and Jubilation
Here’s an old EStatic track from “Detour”. It’s my first go at iMovie.
I thought i’d share some artwork and lyrics from a project I did 10 years ago. The project was called “Detour”. It lived up to the billing because I decided to put as much time into the art as I did the song. The lyrics, in my opinion, stand on their own. The artwork was… Read More Art and Lyric Series by Rob Ian Eldridge
down my neck with melted specks… comes days once new…words they come and often spew…i look for wood bearing bronze strings…to start the fire to reach candela….not too bad for an old fella…sip and sound and swoosh around….a cup of up and half full down…no time to share as i often do…the advice from me arrowed… Read More The Reign of Rain
aren’t we all to a degree? i mean we’ve all been there in our heads. walking down the red carpet behind Brangelina or being John Wayne. whatever the connection we’ve all envisioned some sort famous status for ourselves. why stop there? i mean shoot for the fucking stars. here’s a list of gigs and opportunities… Read More Almost Famous
What a way to start the summer. Bring back 1972 and The Rolling Stone masterpiece, “Exile on Main Street”. On May 18, Universal Music Group will reissue the Stones’ gem Exile on Main Street. Rollingstone.com, reports the new version of the CD will include 10 never-before-heard tracks, including “Plundered My Soul,” “Dancing in the Light,” “Following… Read More Exile On Main Street Reissue Should Be Killer!!
I was lucky enough to meet and exchange small talk with Mark Linkous. The Sparklehorse frontman was cordial and appreciative during our conversation. Donning the classic cowboy hat he stood out in Club Metropol, Pittsburgh PA, but wasn’t trying to. He was opening for The Flaming Lips. He was great. We talked music and production. … Read More Mark Linkous, of Sparklehorse, Commits Suicide…Goodbye Spider.
This is where it gets tricky aye? The role of the a & r or band manager has changed tremendously over the last 5 years. In the early 90’s I gigged with the Spring Heeled Jacks, on the River Rat Record label. They are no longer and the Jacks are merely a memory sprinkled with… Read More Being a Band Manager in the Digital Age
Sums it up aye?? … Read More Cool BBC article by Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien