I can’t remember exactly when I met Matt, but it was a while ago. Probably at the studio he used to run called Broken Radio. I’ve run into him at various events over the years and am always happy to see him. We finally got a chance sit down and chat. Just so happens there were microphones there.
Lastly, I’m knee deep in mixing Rob Waller’s Solo record. I’ve known Rob for at least 20 years. My very first record I made when I started at Hyde Street in the mid 90’s was with his band, The Magic Of Television. We made that record on 2″ tape and mixed on the Neve. That was a true learning experience. We spliced tape, flipped the tape upside down to make backwards reverb, triggered samples with the Eventide H3500, spent countless hours overdubbing and mixing. One of my favorite nights was when Rob, Anthony Laques (Drums), and I were doing a midnight to 8am session. Around 1am, Shock G from Digital Underground showed up with a friend of his and asked if they could hang out and play pool. Of course, I said yes. Rob and Anthony were sort of freaking out that he was there and mustered up the courage to go talk to him. They told him they were big fans and then the two of them started reciting the lyrics to “Freaks of the Industry” in unison for him and his friend. Pretty great. We all had a good laugh, and then probably smoked some weed. (Kids: Drugs are bad!)
A couple of months ago I recorded “Fool On The Hill” performed by Canadian Folk Legend, Bruce Cockburn. The session was produced by Nashville Producer/Musician extraordinaire, Phil Madeira. Bruce played a great version of the song and Phil laid down some sweet B3. It’s gonna be on a McCartney benefit series for The Women and Cancer Fund hopefully soon. Below is photographic proof:
Left to Right: David Ross (CEO, Reviver Music), Me, Bruce Cockburn, and Phil Madeira