Hey DB!

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Freeleance Producer/Engineer/Gtr
Member Since: Aug 11, 2002

Glad to see this site is still up and kicking, DB!

It really helped me along the way.

Just stopping by to say hello!

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Since: Apr 03, 2002

Aug 14, 2016 11:15 pm

Hey man, good to hear from you, how's things?

Things are decent on my end, always working, a little playing, but, you know, the world is what it is. :-)

Hobbyist musician,pro recorder
Since: May 15, 2007

Sep 18, 2016 02:24 pm

Yeah life may get in the way but this site has always been a huge resource of information and good music. Thanks for doing it.

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Sep 18, 2016 05:24 pm

Thanks much, I appreciate the kind words.

Freeleance Producer/Engineer/Gtr
Since: Aug 11, 2002

Jan 17, 2017 06:50 pm

Things are good. Opened a studio, closed it, freelancing, working at The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences. Lucky to have mixed some Honda TV commercials last year. And I've been working with a spanish pop/rock artist. She's doing very well. mixing the 2nd album now.

Here's a song off the first album. they did a video for each song on the album, this one is up there with almost 3 million views.

drums/bass are a bit bombastic, but they sound good and the client is happy :)

Since: Nov 11, 2007

Aug 03, 2017 07:20 pm

NICE! Great recording man.

So glad to see some of us went on to have careers in music. HRC does awesome things.

Since: Dec 04, 2007

Aug 26, 2017 11:25 pm

Oops, somehow I missed this thread. Speaking of people who are career oriented, I've been following Arie (Colonel_Sanders) on facebook, and he's been working, and doing some great stuff in the UK and Europe.

I haven't made mine into a career; more a hobby that occasionally generates income. But I do play in a couple groups as a keyboardist; a cover band, and an original band, and our bass player in the original band (band name yet to be decided) is a career bassist who plays with many groups around the Philly area, sometimes in NYC and other places as well. He's also an audio engineer, worked in some large studios out in LA, and is still involved here in Philly to some degree doing contract engineer/production work.

He recently worked with a guy named Dave Cope who is a great keys player and vocalist, and really nails the feel of different eras of music. Dave Cope plays with a group called Le Bon Le Bon that has a real 80's vibe, and they recently put out an album produced/engineered by our bass player and Phil Nicolo (big name engineer here in Philly).

Cool stuff.

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Aug 28, 2017 08:37 am

Yeah, Arie is killin' it! Very proud of that kid.

Since: Aug 17, 2004

Dec 25, 2017 08:07 am

Naw, thanks dB. I was out your way on tour this year (twin cities right?) but I didn't think to hit you up till we had rolled out.

Hope everyone's doing well. Any exciting news?

Merry Christmas!

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Dec 29, 2017 05:15 pm

Aw man, wish you would have reached out, that would have been great! Yep, that's my area!

Since: Dec 04, 2007

Jan 20, 2018 10:38 pm

FWIW, I missed him when he was here in Philly, too, hahaha!

Not much news here. I'm still playing keys with our original group. We rehearse every Tuesday night. We've got a Russian singer on board who has a pretty good voice. She works as a dealer at Sugar House Casino in Philly now. She has a youtube page with some videos she did from Russia.

Still need a drummer, so we've recorded a few demos that Andres (our bass player) is putting together in hopes of attracting a drummer. Andres is thinking about sending an informal invitation to an excellent female funk drummer who might be interested, but if that particular lady joins, she's going to absolutely kick our asses. Nicest person you'll ever meet, though, according to Andres. But that's still very up in the air.

But yeah, if we can get a good drummer who can learn the material in a couple weeks, we'll be gig ready after that. The plan is to popen at The Fyre for our first gig. It's a venue near Fishtown with pretty decent sound, and as I understand it, songwriting friendly.

Andres and Tom are veterans (Andres is a career musician and engineer who has worked with the likes of Phil Niccolo, Chick Corea, and Trent Reznor, just to name a couple) Tom and Andres both play in another band, Lonesome Crow. Andres plays in several different bands and with various groups in the region, and occasionally out of state. Two other groups he works with are LeBon LeBon (80's synth pop rock type of stuff) https://soundcloud.com/lebon-lebon and Hawk Tubley and the Ozymandians https://soundcloud.com/hawk-tubley which is a little more folk rock. Both worth checking out.

I also still play some cover material with a UPenn anthropologist in his basement on Sundays.

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