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?
June 10th, 2014
In this portion of the 1984 round table with Keltner, Blaine, Colaiuta, Krampf, and Manne, more great studio stories. Shelly talks about working with Zappa, Keltner talks about the track "Sweet Dreams" by the Eurythmics. Hal talks about the beginnings of the disco hi-hat, they talk about being mistreated in the studio and much more!
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...
January 29th, 2014
So this is a whole lotta Vinnie...about an hour and a half, which is the rest of the 1987 interview and there's a whole lotta Gizmo the dog, too, as well as Vinnie's wife at the time, and all the things that make these audio interviews in the moment. But we cover a lot of ground including drugs, emotions in music, the artists he had played with, his evolution...a ton! You're not going to want to miss this!
August 15th, 2013
Hello Vinnie fans, here is pt 3 of the VC interview. It's a continuation of the 1982 interview where he was pretty much just breaking into the session scene and talks about discovering electronics, the bass players he was working with and what makes a positive session.
August 1st, 2013
PT 2 This is the story of Vinnie coming to live in LA, He talks about his time with Frank Zappa and defining his concepts of "taking it out" Lots of great stories in this interview.
adult language content!
July 31st, 2013
Hi everyone. Here is the first 45 minutes of my first 1982 Vinnie Colaiuta interview. I think you will be very happy as our conversation was so long that I'm pretty sure it was heavily edited in the print version. adult language content!