Yikes, I got busy for a moment and sorely neglected my website. Here is some of what I've been up to these past few months.
Mastering marvelous new albums by The Tins, Israel Nash, Occurrence, Matthew McNeal, Professor Rhythm (Awesome Tapes From Africa) and many, many more, including a few knockouts that I can't talk about yet.
Celebrating the release of Barbara Dane's career-spanning boxset Hot Jazz, Cool Blues & Hard-Hitting Songs, in collaboration with Smithsonian Folkways, with her live performance at the Freight & Salvage.
Writing, researching, writing, revising an essay on The Sonics of Historic Recording Media, included in the new book Music Preservation and Archiving Today (Rowman & Littlefield), edited by Norie Guthrie and Scott Carlson.
Teaching the students at SAE/Expression in Emeryville about the making of Pet Sounds, about Ralph Peer and the Bristol Sessions, about phonautographs, magnetic tape, distortion as aesthetic texture, Max Martin's songwriting prowess, and so much more.
Plotting conference panels and talks for the AES Conference on Audio Archiving, Preservation & Restoration, happening at the LOC in Culpeper, Virginia this June. (And chairing the restoration track for the fall AES Convention in NYC - hit me up with ideas!)
Serving as a Governor and, now, newly elected Secretary of the SF Chapter of the Recording Academy.
And riding my bike, drinking coffee, planting a garden and eating radishes harvested from that garden, so even though sometimes it seems like it (and happily so), life is not all about my work.
But I love my work.
Archival or mastering projects? Let me know!