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Fibes

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Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2006, 02:50:46 pm »

Malice,

Please refrain from quoting posters I have on ignore.



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Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2006, 03:37:00 pm »

Fibes wrote on Mon, 13 November 2006 20:50

Malice,

Please refrain from quoting posters I have on ignore.








ooops,

sorry,

I will. You own me a keyboard.

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Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2006, 09:33:32 pm »

malice wrote on Mon, 13 November 2006 14:25

Curve Dominant wrote on Fri, 10 November 2006 07:23

That's what you get for following Mixerman's advice.



I bought a Neve summing box out of one of your review, I was not that "thrilled" either...

Can't wait for the next instalement though

malice



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Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2006, 04:21:03 pm »

 Confused

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Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2006, 05:55:08 pm »

Just so it's clear, Mixerman didn't recommend the studio directly, he merely confirmed that it would be useable, and was a professional place. There was a bit of a hard sell put in place by the studio management after it was suggested by another member of the recording team. Mixerman also wasn't aware that we would be in the mirrored bathroom/tie-dye grotto/Pier One candle department. He and I had assumed we would be in a more sympathetic room.

He was trying to help, and he was helpful.

The reason I didn't object once I saw the studio is that I am not used to making demands, and I didn't want to be a bitch about this studio, which had been recommended and booked. Making any sort of change at this point would have been an enormous disruption and expense, and I didn't want to hang that on the clients. I had certainly made decent records under worse conditions.

There is a bit of background I haven't mentioned. During the period I was scheduled to make this record, my father was in the end stages of the lung-and-bone cancer that would shortly kill him. I had just come from Montana, where I had been able to spend some time with him, and it is fair to say I had little else on my mind. His condition was horrifying. He was in constant, excruciating pain, despite morphine and other painkiller dosages that gave him terrible hallucinations, and should have been enough to kill him.

My mother, who had been my father's constant companion for half a century, had to watch helplessly as her one true love was driven to madness by illness, pain and narcotics, knowing he wouldn't be well again for the rest of his life, and that for all his screaming in agony and begging to be killed, the worst was yet to come.

Whatever we are supposed to take from experiences like this, I felt utterly unable to fathom. It was horror, pure and ugly, raining down on two fine people who deserved nothing like it. If there were a God, I would have ransacked heaven looking for him, cursed him and beat him with a rake until he relented.

So the problems at the studio, while just beginning, didn't seem like a particularly big deal. Anyway, we moved the piano...
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Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2006, 10:17:31 am »

Sorry to hear about your dad, Steve. Bummer beyond words.
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Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2006, 10:25:51 am »

I'm really sorry to hear about your dad, Steve.  
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Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2006, 12:53:48 pm »

Sorry about your dad. Reading your post, I felt sad; that's a tragic ending to what I'm sure was a great life.

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Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2006, 01:20:22 pm »

Condolences on the loss of your father, Steve.  I hope your Mom is doing OK.
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Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2006, 02:43:55 pm »


I outright cried reading your post Steve.  Sympathies and condolences.  I hope your Mom is OK.

Thanks for sharing.

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Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2006, 03:47:30 pm »

Steve,
I guess you wrote about your dad because you felt the need to share this painful moment with us.
My condolences. I am sorry about your dad.
I hope you are well surrounded by your friends and that so is your mom.

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Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2006, 07:52:50 pm »

I'm sorry that you had to go through that Steve.  You always talked about what a great guy he was.  
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Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2006, 09:21:42 pm »

I hadn't mentioned my father's illness until now because I didn't want the thread to degenerate into a bunch of musings on death, loss, family, etc. I did feel it was necessary to explain why I was (and am) comfortable with the perspective that none of what I do, however important it seems at the moment, measures up to real-life events like a father getting sick, etc.

While I truly appreciate your sympathy, I think that enough has been said about it, and I thank you all again for your thoughts.

So. We moved the piano...
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Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
« Reply #28 on: November 17, 2006, 12:14:54 am »

electrical wrote on Thu, 16 November 2006 02:21

So. We moved the piano...


Was it a Steinway?

You have to be careful moving those things, because the casters tend to pop off at the slightest hitch in the flooring, jarring the leg to the floor, which can damage the leg, not to mention knocking the axe out of tune.

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Re: I went to Los Angeles to make a record.
« Reply #29 on: November 18, 2006, 04:23:05 pm »

they have the big moving wheels on it. Oscar Peterson's old 'B' probably
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