Friday, July 30, 2010

Criminal Art

I contrast "criminal" vs "rebel" art. examples in graffiti, punk and hip hop

“Read” piece in Gowanus Broklyn – 1 block from my
studio – by graffiti artist Read, aka The booker, aka Bookman

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Tape Fetish in Analog recording

my latest blog is about the cult-like obsession some people have with analog tape in music recording. Where does the fad begin and end - why are there retro fads - is tape (vs. digital) definitive of the sound of a recording - is it a powerful tool ?

An analog recording session with the band Flaming Fire at my place - You can see the big tape machine in the back, under the window 

 A musician walks into the control room of the recording studio - where the band listens  back to their 1st performance of the day - and exclaims; OMG ! listen to that TAPE !