Crickets Meet Chrysler In A True Performance
TRUE Systems Captures The Sound Of "REN"
a highly creative opera/performance project, is a collaboration
between American artist Matthew Barney, composer Jonathan Bepler
and Berlin's noted sound engineer Jonathan Teige. During a living
performance in an abandoned car dealership south of L.A., Teige
used four TRUE Systems Precision 8 mic pres coupled with over twenty-four
Microtech Gefell microphones to handle the remote recording needs.
American artist Matthew Barney and collaborating composer Jonathan
Bepler - the team that created the celebrated "Cremaster
Cycle" series of art movies - have begun a new project
of hugely orchestrated one-time opera/performances set around the
world and inspired by Norman Mailer's 1983 novel "Ancient
Evenings." The first performance, "REN," took
place in mid-May at an abandoned car dealership off the I-5 Interstate
south of Los Angeles.
Some 600 spectators witnessed the event, which involved a drum and
bugle corps, the complete destruction of a Chrysler Imperial by
a twenty-ton excavator, the release of several thousand crickets,
and much, much more over the course of two spectacular hours. Together
with the composer Jonathan Bepler, Daniel Teige, sound engineer
at Bepler's Berlin studio, was charged with the Herculean task of
capturing sound for a future video release of the event. In addition
to a well-chosen rack of converters and audio cards, Teige and Bepler
counted on the bomb-proof reliability and unsurpassed fidelity of
Systems Precision 8 mic pres coupled with over two dozen Microtech
Gefell microphones strategically located throughout the event space.
As is the case with any of Barney's and Bepler's works, "REN"
is difficult to succinctly describe, though an attempt might be:
a melding of ancient Egyptian mythology and symbolism with 21st
Century themes and ephemera. The wrecked 1967 Chrysler Imperial
used in "Cremaster 3" sat in the parking lot of the abandoned
dealership, which was decked out with believable salesman, eighty
new Chryslers, and other nuances so as to look fully operational.
The performance began with an approach from all directions by squads
of a fifty piece drum and bugle corps, who gathered throughout the
huge site to play a vast, surround-sound introduction. After a rousing,
post-modern fanfare on the roof, the Imperial was dragged by forty-five
laborers into the showroom to compete with a 1979 Pontiac TransAm
whose mega sound system played groaning sub-tones. An all-female
mariachi band led by the great Mexican singer Lila Downs, and the
salesmen (assembled as a "choir") provided the musical
accompaniment as an amazing stockpile of 11,000 crickets emerged
from the twenty-ton excavator that eventually shredded the Imperial.
Through all of this, the audience moved from seats to the showroom.
The music came from all over the lot. From Teige's perspective,
it was tremendously challenging to capture sound, given the event's
radical dynamic range and spatial extent.
Although Barney and Bepler had been working on REN for well over
a year, Teige only began his preparations seven months prior to
the event. As the date approached, he readied the studio's awesome
collection of Microtech Gefell microphones, making sure that each
one was performing perfectly. Even though there would be over two
dozen microphones, he needed only a scant four-rack space of mic
pres in the form of four TRUE Systems Precision 8s.
From the Precision 8s, signal would flow to an Apogee AD-16x converter
and two Apogee Rosetta 800s, all of which were clocked to a bank
of Pro Tools HD cards in a Magma chassis by an Apogee Big Ben running
Nevertheless, there was only so much that he could do from Germany!
Teige arrived at the abandoned lot two weeks prior to the performance.
"It was a huge amount of work to do in such a small amount
of time," he admitted. "It was one of those things where
we had so many other things to worry about, we had to trust our
hardware completely. The Apogee converters and TRUE Systems mic
pres are the sort of thing I never lose sleep over. They always
perform perfectly. In this case, we counted on that!"
Although Teige and Bepler concentrated the bulk of their recording
gear in the showroom, where most of REN's action took place, they
had mics located all over the lot. With over one hundred musicians
and actors and a mobile audience, blocking REN was intense. Making
sure that every significant utterance or note was captured - let
alone captured with stunning clarity - was the sort of thing Teige
and Bepler lost sleep over.
From Teige's end, everything went off without a hitch. On a larger
view, a few audience members were injured by flying glass! "The
sound quality is excellent," he said. However, this came as
no surprise as the engineer and the composer had paired TRUE System
pres with Microtech Gefell microphones in previous projects "The
TRUE Systems Precision 8s and Microtechs are the perfect partners.
We've had countless unsolicited praise about the clarity and beauty
of the sound on previous projects from people who don't think much
about audio. It's that obvious."
"REN" is certainly not the last use that combination will
see, either. Barney and Bepler have plans for six more performances
of similar magnitude but different content to take place in a mine
in Poland, a steel mill in England, a taxi garage in New York City,
a building site in Abu Dhabi, a ship-breaking yard in India, and
finally (and closest to conventionally!) an opera house in an as-yet
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Expresso Walk And Talk...
epic concept album 'Quadrophenia has aged well like its two remaining
members. Their legacy was young and vibrant at a tribute concert
taped in Los Angeles for an upcoming episode of VH1
Rock Honors. Actors, comedians and, most importantly, fellow
musicians turned out to pay their respects to one of the defining
bands of the twentieth century. David Duchovny and Adam Sandler
were on hand to introduce bands and get some television face time.
Dressed as Elton Johns pinball star from rock opera Tommy,
The Flaming Lips played a medley of the movies songs while
frontman Wayne Coyne roamed over the audience in a giant bubble.
While introducing Pearl Jam, though, actor Sean Penn took a dig
at the station holding the event, telling the crowd, We know
that were all here tonight because The Who never did sell
out." Yes, everyone can see the Pearl Jam- Love Reign O'er
Me performance on VH1 site as well as YouTube
Fast forward Innovation. In the beginning, the Who was a
Maximum R&B band, picking songs from the American
soul records they loved and playing them with unique volume and
intensity. They were part of Londons Mod movement, which required
the proper clothes, the proper swagger, and the right collection
of Motown 45s. Nobody embodied the Mod life better than Daltrey,
whose sharp hairstyle and cool attitude were something to emulate.
From this era comes Leaving Here, a song first done
by Eddie Holland (of Motowns immortal Holland/Dozier/Holland
songwriting team) and sung with proper grit by Daltrey. Note the
proto-feminist lyric! But
even while the Who were doing soul for the Mod kids, Townshend was
reaching for something grander The Whos more ambitious streak
appeared early on, as Townshend pushed himself to write longer multi-part
songs with involved storylines. This reached its peak with 1969s
Tommy, the double album that put the term rock opera
into the vocabulary.
Take a guess which studioepxresso producer is behind the face of
and Microsoft Corp. announced a strategic alliance in which the
two companies will collaborate to bring relevant advertising to
the more than 9 million registered users of Facebook. The 24-year-old
chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg must be thrilled!
Kramer was at Hallandale, FL last month at a session co-sponsored
by world-leading DSP specialists Waves and GcPro. It was part of
Waves on Tour's "Studio Classics Collection Experience,"
an ongoing series of educational events featuring Kramer and Waves
Product Specialists discussing, demonstrating and celebrating Waves'
Studio Classics Collection.
Chris de Burgh
will stage a concert in Tehran with an Iranian band in late November,
the first such concert in the country in nearly 30 years, an Iranian
satellite news channel reported on its website. The Irish-born singer
will perform with Iranian band Arian."The
concert is scheduled to be held in the last week of November at
Azadi Indoor Stadium in Tehran which seats 12,000 people,"
said Majid Roqani, the head of public relations at Taraneh Sharqi
Cultural and Artistic Company.The concert will be the first time
since the 1979 revolution that an Iranian pop band played alongside
a Western singer inside the Islamic Republic. Western
pop songs with lyrics are banned by Iran's authorities although
state radio sometimes plays instrumental versions. Iranian pop bands
say their lyrics and tunes are vetted before they can be officially
sold in Iran.Pirated versions of the latest Western albums or songs
by underground Iranian groups are available on the black market.
Arian and de Burgh recorded a song called "A Light for Eternity."
That song was played at the cultural center where De Burgh held
a news conference in the Iranian capital in May.
for the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards covering the period of June 1,
2007 through May 31, 2008 were announced by the Academy of Television
Arts and Sciences. As usual, HBO led the field, garnering 85 nominations,
with its miniseries "John Adams" leading all programs
with 23 nominations. "30 Rock" led all broadcast series
with 17 nominations. ABC was second with 76 nominees, followed by
CBS with 51, NBC with 50, Fox Broadcasting with 28, Showtime with
21 and AMC with 20. DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE 2008
NOMINATIONS LIST HERE
Center held its latest Guitar Center Sessions event with legendary
songwriter/guitarist Dave Mustaine of Megadeth. The free event took
place Thursday, July 10th, at Guitar Center's Hollywood store, located
at 7425 Sunset Blvd., from 6:00-9:00 pm. Co-sponsored by Marshall
Amplification, the over-capacity event showcased an intimate discussion,
plus live performances, with one of metal's most legendary icons.
Since forming Megadeth in 1983, Dave Mustaine has gone 20 times
platinum, has received seven GRAMMY nominations, and has influenced
and inspired a generation of guitarists and fans alike.
Korg Celebrates 20 Years and You Save! 2008 marks the 20th anniversary
of the famous Korg M1 Music Workstation. Summer Offer: From July
1 through August 30, 2008, customers who purchase any new M3 Music
Workstation (M361, M373, M388 or M3M) from an authorized Korg USA
dealer, can receive a free EXB-RADIAS expansion option (a $350 value).
The EXB-RADIAS is a 24-voice analog modeling and digital synthesis
engine that also includes Korg's exclusive formant-recording vocoder.
in Ossining, NY, has been on a roll lately, employing Aviom Personal
Mixers for recent recording sessions with some of the music industrys
brightest stars, including the Yellowjackets Jazz Quartet, Rob Thomas
of Matchbox Twenty, and progressive rocker Danny Brill. "We
installed the Aviom Personal Mixers in 2003 at the suggestion of
the studio's designer, Russ Berger," Hal Winer, owner of BiCoastal,
says whose clients include: Phil Ramone, Neil Dorfsman, Bjork, Omar
Hakim, Tony Levin, Antigone Rising, New York Philharmonic Chamber
Group and Mick
Guzauski (photo: Michael Sciotto Records at BiCoastal with Aviom)
Shaun Curry, AFP/Getty Images
Start Me Up? The Stones topped Forbes' rich list for music acts
last year, earning some $88 million between June 2006 and June 2007,
mostly from their "Bigger Bang Tour." The British rock
band announced they signed a long-term exclusive contract with Vivendi's
Universal Music, after 20 years with the British EMI label during
a show on April 2. Though the terms were not disclosed, Universal
officially annouced the new deal last Friday and said it covered
both future albums by the Stones and their back catalog, including
albums such as "Sticky Fingers" and "Black and Blue"
and the songs "Brown Sugar" and "Start Me Up."
Universal will now release all new recordings by the group through
its Polydor label and take over full digital and physical rights.
It added that it will "begin planning an unprecedented, long-term
campaign to reposition the Rolling Stones' entire catalog for the
digital age." Terra Firma Capital Partners, the private equity
firm that bought the London-based EMI last year and its new boss
Guy Hands failed to re-sign British band Radiohead and other major
artists, including Coldplay and Robbie Williams. EMI, whose artists
also include the Beastie Boys, Norah Jones and Kylie Minogue, earlier
this year announced plans to cut more than a third of its work force
in a restructuring aimed at offsetting the impact of falling revenue
from CD sales and the departure of several of its major artists,
including Paul McCartney. What's your take? Did Guy Hands paid too
much for EMI or is Universal just playing poker?
Through Lynch Foundation Transcendental Meditation is not new,
but introducing it in schools is what has become one man's passion.
Over the last four decades, David Lynch (Twin Peaks, Mulholland
Drive) has created some of the widely discussed screen works of
our time. In his book, Catching the Big Fish, Lynch writes
candidly about the tremendous creative benefits he has gained from
his thirty-two-year commitment to practicing Transcendental Meditation.
Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World
Peace offers a program that any student from the age of 10 years
and upwards can practice a few minutes twice a dayQuiet
Time, a technique that promotes more dynamism in activity
and yet prevents the accumulation of stress that wreaks havoc on
health. This is a key to better health. In the past year, the Foundation
has provided millions of dollars for thousands of students, teachers,
and parents to learn to meditate. The Foundation also provides funds
for independent research institutions to assess the effects of the
program on creativity, intelligence, brain functioning, academic
performance, ADHD and other learning disorders, anxiety, depression,
and substance abuse. Accoridng to William Stixrud, Ph.D., a prominent
clinical neuropsychologist in Silver Spring, Maryland, who specializes
in work with children and adolescents and who has studied and lectured
frequently on the effects of stress on developing brain, Stixrud
says educators have long known that the optimal mind/body state
of a student is one of relaxed alertness. The question has been,
how does the student get there? The answer, Dr. Stixrud says, is
the Transcendental Meditation program. For more on Transcendental
8MM performed at the red carpet David Lynch Foundation benefit
on July 16 at the Key Club on Sunset Blvd. Femme fatal frontwoman,
Juliette Beavan, has recently been recruited as a celebrity model
for the sexy red-carpet line, Stop
just completed producing and mixing MEESE's
highly anticipated debut album for Atlantic. He also mixed TIGER
LOU's forthcoming album and is currently executive producing an
additively infectious remix of DOUBLE 0 ZERO's "The Hi Hi's"
with Ben Rosen
Rogers, founder and producer of EASTWEST (soundsonline.com),
has announced Justin
Ray Miller as the winner of the virtual instrument companys
Score This Movie contest. For his winning composition,
The Polish Prescription for the People (Ending is Beginning),
Miller will receive all seven EASTWEST PLAY products. In January
2006, EASTWEST purchased the legendary Cello (formally United-Western)
Studios on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, re-naming it EASTWEST Studios.
The 21,000 sq. ft. facility, remodeled by master designer Philipe
Starck, houses five recording studios and is the world headquarters
Your Sound" with Jack Joseph Puig (U2, Black Eyed Peas, John
Mayer), will be held 7:00 pm, Wednesday, August 6, 2008, at RSPE
Audio Solutions, 4130 Cahuenga Blvd., Suite 210, Universal City,
Calif. Puig will demonstrate these critically-acclaimed new plug-ins
and share his insider's view of the hitmaking process. He will discuss
how to turn a computer into a rack of vintage gear, maximize studio
techniques and transform tracks into radio-friendly mixes. The event
is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so please
feel free to RSVP and reserve a ticket at www.waves.com
Reported by Wall
Street Journal in early July, a new game called Guitar Hero:
Aerosmith went on sale, the latest installment in the hot-selling
Inc. franchise and the first to let players jam along with music
centered on a single act. A version of Guitar Hero featuring the
metal band Metallica is due out within the next year, and Activision
is in serious discussions with Van Halen about showcasing that band
in Guitar Hero as well, people familiar with the matter say. Last
year, Guitar Hero was the top-selling videogame franchise in dollar
terms in the U.S., with $820 million in sales -- a record for a
single game property, according to industry tracker NPD Group Inc.
More than 10.8 million copies of Guitar Hero were sold last year,
while a new entrant in the music-games category, Rock Band, sold
more than 1.1 million copies, according to NPD. Led Zeppelin's thundering
riffs are among the most sought after by music game makers, but
the group's guitarist, Jimmy Page, and his bandmates have repeatedly
turned down offers from both Activision and MTV, says Peter Mensch,
a partner at Q Prime Management, which manages Mr. Page, along with
Metallica and other acts. The
sticking point: The band isn't comfortable with the prospect of
granting outsiders access to its master tapes, a necessary step
in creating the games. "It ain't about the money," Mr.
Mensch says. Aerosmith's Joe Perry says this is an outlet for income
for artists, like albums used to be. Irving Azoff, whose Front Line
Management manages Aerosmith and other major artists, says videogame
deals can be "much more lucrative than anything you can do
in the record business." Industry executives say bands can
receive millions of dollars up front, plus a generous royalty on
sales. A person close to Aerosmith says the band expects to make
more money from the game title than it has from any of its dozen-plus
studio albums. Plus Market Watch says they're introducing the icons
to a new generation. Sales of Aerosmith's "Same Old Song and
Dance" shot up 130% in the week following the release of Guitar
Hero 3, which included the track, Activision says. Who's next?!
Music4Games.Net composer Steve Jablonsky (Transformers, The Texas
Chainsaw Massacre) is scoring the music for Gears
of War 2, the forthcoming blockbuster sequel third person shooter
developed by Epic Games.
Chronicle photo by Mike Kepka Rick
Mueller, formerly president of San Francisco, has been elevated
to the new position of president of California for LiveNation.
In his new role, Mueller will relocate to Live Nations Los
Angeles headquarters where he will oversee all operations in California,
which includes more than 2,000 annual concerts and 15 owned or operated
venues. Additionally, Mueller will oversee Live Nations entire
booking and marketing team in California, including Matt Prieshoff,
Rich Best, Jodi Goodman, Emily Simonitsch, Michael Bailey, Greg
Siegel, Robin Alexander, Brad Locker and Creighton Burke.
Lee Smith, who helped mentor Mueller, will continue to serve as
chairman of Live Nation San Francisco.
Sony BMG will relocate to the
signature Beverly Hills building that once housed CAA
Sony-BMG signed a ten-year lease for the building that formerly
served as the headquarters for the Creative Artists Agency (now
Michael Ovitz is their landlord). Designed by I.M.
Pei and built in 1989 for a cool $25 million. Unique features
of the building include a lobby that takes up almost the entire
first floor with a painting by Roy
Lichtenstein . The challenging real estate market made the building
a tough sell. According to Variety, Sony-BMG's deal will cost them
approximately $4 per square foot and cover the annual operating
expenses for the building, to the tune of $700,000 and $900,000
per year. Sony-BMG staffers are expected to take residency in the
65,000-square-foot space by January of 2009.
AFTRA (YES vote) VS Jack vs SAG (NO vote)
AFTRA Accepts Deal On Wednesday SAG prexy Alan Rosenberg issued
a decidedly chilly reaction to the deal announcement -- sans any
congratulations to its sister union AFTRA -- after complaining the
day before that SAG had been left out of the loop during the last
week of AFTRA's negotiations. The DGA, IATSE and Assn. of Talent
Agents, on the other hand, issued statements praising AFTRA's deal.
The toxic relations between SAG and AFTRA add a volatile element
to the mix. AFTRA president Roberta Reardon was particularly pleased
that the pact retains actors' consent over online use of clips.
"The clips discussion took up an enormous amount of time,"
she added. "That's partly because the unions had not anticipated
the companies pushing the issue and partly because no business model
currently exists. It's a real win for us."
agreement received support well below the usual level in such tallies,
following a month of unprecedented battling between the unions.
Despite the Screen Actors Guild's avid campaign, the 70,000-member
(American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) have ratified
the union's primetime deal by 62.4% However,
120,000 member The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) president Alan Rosenberg
attempted to portray the 37.6% "no" vote as a moral victory
after SAG spent a month urging its 44,000 members who also belong
to AFTRA to turn down the deal so that SAG could negotiate better
terms. "We will continue to address the issues of importance
to actors that AFTRA left on the table and we remain committed to
achieving a fair contract for SAG actors," he added.
At the center:
Residuals, the extra payments that actors get from reruns and a
more permanent structure for New Media --Webisodes, podcasts, Vcast,
VoD (video on demand), XBox 360, 3G (3rd Generation cellular network),
Blu-ray etc all based on real information about the true economics
of the business.
dominates prime time and feature films, the rival union is poised
to eventually capture a number of new prime-time dramas and sitcoms,
thanks in some part to friendlier relations with the studios. AFTRA
currently covers nine prime-time shows, including the HBO comedy
"Curb Your Enthusiasm" and the new CBS series "Project
Gary." The federation represented 22 prime-time pilots produced
this year and all the actors in them, up from 16 last year. By comparison,
SAG represented 33 produced pilots. Each guild claims jurisdiction
over digital, setting the stage for conflict, especially in cable
TV, in which AFTRA has made significant inroads. In
the last four years, for example, AFTRA's share of scripted dramatic
basic cable shows has grown to 55% from 15% as the union signed
deals with producers of such shows as "Army Wives" on
Lifetime and FX's "Dirt." During the same period, SAG
says its share has shrunk to 45% from 85%. "Analyzing the question
as a zero-sum contest between two unions is ridiculous," said
Kim Roberts Hedgpeth, AFTRA's executive director.
tentative contract includes pay hikes for actors and is modeled
on similar pacts negotiated by writers and directors. But SAG leaders
say it doesn't address their bargaining goals, such as increasing
the residuals that actors earn from DVD sales, giving them a say
in how products are pitched in TV programs and ensuring that all
shows created for the Web are covered under the union's contracts.
Speaking of residuals... music producers or musicians must be familiar
with some label contracts that may be somewhat dated given today's
internet based earnings. So, review that contrat sitting on your
desk or worst filed away on your desktop or in the ol' drawer.
Playlist For Generation Y
been a Eurasian practice at least since Neolithic times. Tattoos
have served as rites of passage, marks of status and rank, symbols
of spiritual devotion, decorations for bravery, sexual lures, pledges
of love, punishment, and as the marks of outcasts, slaves and convicts.
Over the past 50 years, tattooing has significantly increased in
popularity. At least one-third of men and women between 18 and 25
have a tattoo, according to the 2006 Generation Next Study by the
Pew Research CenterAccording to Wikipedia, 36 percent of Generation
Y (individuals born, roughly, between 1980-94) have at least one
tattoo studioexpresso got the tour by some of Hollywood's popular
Tattoo parlors on Melrose. It's the crowd who reads Skin & Ink,
Tattoo Flash, Tattoo Savage and may have Bright
Eyes from Omaha, Nebraska or Minus
Circus from Ireland on their playlist.
A 2007 episode of the American news magazine 60 Minutes entitled
The Age Of The Millenials proposed that members of generation Y
like customization. The same tech-savvy folks who utilize communication
modes like Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, texting and IM. Millennials'
reputation for being peer oriented and for seeking instant gratification
may explain their appetite for music. Just keep in mind that Gen
Y's don't listen to critics, authority or judges, rather they listen
to their friends' recommendation in blogs (28% author a blog and
44% read blogs). What's on your playlist?
Excitement At SPARS Luncheon
Leslie Anne Jones of Skywalker
Sound, Jeff Greenberg, CEO of Village
Studios and SSL President, Phil Wagner; SPARS President Leslie
Ann Jones and Sinbad
of Commercial Applications, Chris Jenkins presented Matrix, the
affordable small format console with configuration that encapsulates
a high quality 16 channel, 40 input analogue line mixer with a multilayer
16 fader DAW controller. President, Phil Wagner were on hand at
a Los Angeles SPARS luncheon on July 22, 2008. The event, attended
Southern California studio members, was sponsored by West L.A. Music
and Solid State Logic Grove Center restaurant in Los Angeles. According
to mixer/engineer, Barry
Rudolph the price point (roughly $25K) and features offer composers/musicians,
engineers/prdoucers and studios with Logic, Nuendo and Protools
great flexibility. "All of our hard work over the last two
years of conceiving and designing our 'new baby' has reached fruition
and the first customers are now receiving their units. Dealers around
the world are starting to show their demo systems to engineers,
producers and musicians who have been searching for the product
that gives their studio a new heart," says Pres, Phil Wagner.
He also added that continued strong demand for its highly popular
C Series digital consoles --C100 and C200 are enjoying attention
from a wide variety of installations throughout North America.
SSL is to send product specialists to local pro-audio stores with
a full demo system of Matrix and SSL's other analogue and digital
products. For additional information visit www.solidstatelogic.com
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VanHorn, Matt Wright and band at Knitting Factory - happyily displaying
their $1k check
Who Meets Who: Tori Amos, Ani Difranco, Sarah McLachlan,
Major Milestone: This month Kate performed as 1 of 6 finalists
from over 2,000 entries for Discmakers' 2008 Independent Music World
Series ( Selected by Taxi & editors of Billboard Magazine).
The group shared the stage with talented indie acts on July 17th
at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood. Kate has been effervescing
with captivating tunes and clever lyrics since the tender age of
12. Kate's band: Vic Carberry(Tommy
Tutone, Sarah Baker) on drums;
Jeff Martin on bass, and Roxanne Oliva (Tom
accordion, percussion, harp, keyboards and winds. Mooka Rennick,
owner of PRAIRIE
SUN RECORDING in Cotati, CA, has played a vital role in assembling
these fine musicians for Kate's upcoming self-produced album "truce".
The record is co-produced and with additional arrangement by Jeff
Martin and engineered, mixed and mastered by Matt Wright
4 The Coffee Gourmet In 2007's The
Bucket List, starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, Kopi
Luwak is the beverage of choice of Nicholson's character, who
repeatedly praises it as the best cup of coffee in the world. Kopi
Luwak or Catshit is coffee made from coffee berries which have been
eaten by and passed through the digestive tract of the Asian Palm
Civet. The civets eat the berries, but the beans inside pass through
their system undigested. At $85-140 for 100 grams (if you can find
it) it'll keep you awake!
"Nine years after Napster and the old players STILL don't get
is an outburst of the soul"
-- Frederick Delius, composer
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