Monday, March 14, 2011

Whoever is filthy, let him be filthy still...

Cash sings of Revelations - It's Alpha and Omega's kingdom come -

Amazing before and after satellite photos
Japan's Northeast Coast
8.9 magnitude Japan Earthquake, Tsunami 2011

Model-computed energy from the March 11, 2011 tsunami as visualized by the NOAA Visualization Lab

Monday, March 7, 2011

That Vintage "Nashville Sound": The Last Date by Floyd Cramer

From Wikipedia: "Floyd Cramer was one of the architects of the "Nashville Sound." He popularized the 'slip note' piano style where one note slides effortlessly into the next. This was a major departure from the percussive piano style which was popular in the late 1950s.

Cramer moved to Nashville in 1955 where the use of piano accompanists in country music was growing in popularity. By the next year he was, in his words "in day and night doing sessions." Before long, he was one of the busiest studio musicians in the industry, playing piano for stars such as Elvis Presley, Brenda Lee, Patsy Cline, The Browns, Jim Reeves, Eddy Arnold, Roy Orbison, Don Gibson, and the Everly Brothers, among others. It was Cramer's piano playing, for instance, on Presley's first national hit, "Heartbreak Hotel." However, Cramer remained strictly a session player, a virtual unknown to anyone outside the music industry.

Cramer had became well known following the release of "Last Date", a 45 rpm single in 1960. The instrumental piece exhibited a relatively new concept for piano playing known as the "slip note" style. The record went to Number two on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music chart, and sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc."

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Apple Hill Studios Live Performances -

Just me and Ian working through some material at Apple Hill Studios.
The Devil's In The Details - written by Ian Mathieu

Here is a short clip of us working on the Avett Brother's Ill With Want, from their new album, I and Love and You. If you are into alt-country, no depression style music then you have to check these talented brothers out. They were invited to share the stage with Bob Dylan at this year's Grammy awards. Doesn't get more legit than that (at least in my book).

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