Archive for 2012-06

A fusion experiment from 1995

02012-06-28 @ 09:06

OL – Guitars
Eric Schermerhorn – Guitars
Jon Gagan – Bass + Keyboards
Carl Coletti – Drums
Mark Clark – Percussion

More here.


02012-06-26 @ 07:06

Read this short piece. It’s funny and true and a great insight and story. The Beatles example is spot on and I love this line: Song writers have “the skin of a rhinoceros, the soul of a dove”.

Breaking News!! Band Embraces New Technology and Business model.

Letter to Emily

02012-06-21 @ 14:06

Very well written letter. I encourage you to read the whole thing.

Letter to Emily White at NPR All Songs Considered. | The Trichordist
Artists can make money on the road (or its variant “Artists are rich”). The average income of a musician that files taxes is something like 35k a year w/o benefits. The vast majority of artists do not make significant money on the road. Until recently, most touring activity was a money losing operation. The idea was the artists would make up the loss through recorded music sales. This has been reversed by the financial logic of file-sharing and streaming. You now tour to support making albums if you are very, very lucky. Otherwise, you pay for making albums out of your own pocket. Only the very top tier of musicians make ANY money on the road. And only the 1% of the 1% makes significant money on the road. (For now.)

Over the last 12 years I’ve watched revenue flowing to artists collapse.

Recorded music revenue is down 64% since 1999.

Per capita spending on music is 47% lower than it was in 1973!!

The number of professional musicians has fallen 25% since 2000.

Of the 75,000 albums released in 2010 only 2,000 sold more than 5,000 copies. Only 1,000 sold more than 10,000 copies. Without going into details, 10,000 albums is about the point where independent artists begin to go into the black on professional album production, marketing and promotion.

Board Recordings from Spring 2012

02012-06-20 @ 12:06


02012-06-19 @ 17:06

LIVE 2005

02012-06-19 @ 17:06

Board recordings from 2005 tour with string quartet. String arrangements by Jon Gagan. More to be added in the coming weeks.

One Morning in February

02012-06-18 @ 17:06

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02012-06-14 @ 11:06

iDisk will sadly cease to exist at the end of this month. I have used for everything from exchanging ProTools sessions with musicians, or making downloads available, to streaming a lot of the music on this Friends Journal.

Therefore, as I backup and delete files from my iDisk, some things will disappear from this Journal.

I don’t have another file host in mind right now. I use DropBox for some things and am using SoundCloud for more music hosting than before. Perhaps I will make some of the Journal’s music files available there.


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