June 16th, 2014
The next time the round table convened, it was a slightly different group: Keltner, Krampf, Colaiuta, Porcaro and Marotta. You'll hear the radio on in the background...it seems to me someone or two asked for some sports game to stay on, so that's annoying. Who knew 20 years later I would be sharing these with the public?
May 21st, 2014
In this first part of the 1984 L.A. Studio round table, the amazing drummers who convened at my apartment that day were Shelly Manne, Hal Blaine, Jim Keltner, Vinnie Colaiuta and Craig Krampf. Later that month we had part two at which Hal and Shelly couldn't make it, but Jeff Porcaro and Rick Marotta could. These conversations are priceless and being able to listen to them all these years later makes it an entirely different experience. Check out the free sample below:
March 20th, 2014
Well, this is the fourth and final part to the studio roundtable and listening to it never ceases to amaze me how privileged I was to be in that room with those guys! The crazy thing I realized is the day went long and each time I would ask if there was something else they wanted to talk about, they'd discover another topic...these guys didn't want to leave. They were not looking for an escape route, or an excuse to leave. They were having such a good time just being together and having an exchange about equipment, the Union, sessions...the good, bad and the ugly. So much fun and such a great memory in my life and now I get to share it with all of you.
February 26th, 2014
Roundtable Part 3 everyone! Talking sessions highs and lows, burn-out, relevance...lots of good stuff with our legends!
February 7th, 2014
More incredible L.A. studio roundtable to hear...lots of good producer stories, the great insane Bee Gees story that Jeff tells and the very funny story of Jeff and Mike's art on their heads. There's some technique
talk, trends of the time, and, oh, by the way, all that clicking in the background is dear Lissa Wales who is no longer with us, taking photos...
February 3rd, 2014
Well, thanks to my partner in crime, Ed Eblen, who so painstakingly spent hours and hours of technical work transferring the analog to digital, we now have Part 1 of the Roundtable everyone has been awaiting! For those who don't recall, it was Jeff Porcaro, whose contagious laugh will get you laughing, Vinnie Colaiuta, who has another great laugh to be sure, Jim Keltner, Harvey Mason, Mike Baird, Denny Fongheiser and Steve Schaeffer who arrived a little late to my home in Reseda, CA in 1990. Listening to this again reminds me exactly why you've all been nagging me for this (Chris Brady!). Wait 'til you actually hear this...all the laughter and carrying on. I almost feel guilty that I got to be there. I am so happy to share this with you. More to come...
September 9th, 2013
This is the 1983 pt2 Jeff Porcaro interview.Iif you don't have this interview yet... Get It!
July 26th, 2013
Here it is...part 3 of the soundstage interview and Jeff's Rickie Lee Jones story. Finally you get to hear him tell it, not just read it. He also talks about producers, engineers and how to take care of your aches and pains.
July 16th, 2013
The long awaited part two of the sound stage interview where Jeff breaks down some of his most notable tracks, song structure and influences and so much more...
July 1st, 2013
JEFF PORCARO ( SOUNDSTAGE INTERVIEW)
May 16th, 2013
The one and only JEFF PORCARO! This is from 1983 around the time of ToTo IV. As a matter of fact after interview Jeff was going to the studio to put percussion on the MEGA hit AFRICA.