Catch Up Time!

Hi all,

It has been soooooo busy that I’ve been remiss in posting here regularly. So, contrary to rumors of my being abducted by aliens, here’s what’s been going on …

Atlantic’s Needtobreathe is sitting at #1 again this week. As well, Skillet made it all the way to #2 with Live Free, a song I recorded and mixed for them in Chicago some time ago. I do love seeing bands chart and chart well! Congrats guys!

The Junos were a blast! It’s always nice to pick up a nod for thousands of hours of work 😉 Of course, it was great to hang out with friends, including Kevin Churko who won the Juno for best engineer for his outstanding work with Ozzy.

Back in the land we call Rush, the double CD of Snakes & Arrows Live has been completed and released with the DVD audio of the same currently in production. As well, I’ve also completed a live mix of Limelight for a cameo appearance Rush is making in an upcoming film production.

Remember Scarlet Sins? I produced their CD a while back — kinda metal, kinda heavy rock but definitely not a typical ‘chick-rock’ band. Well lo and behold, the buzz around the band has been impressive and they’re moving on to the next level. I’ll update you asap but rest assured, it’s a very cool ‘hard work brings rewards’ success story.

There aren’t a whole lot of products I endorse. But one of the workhorse pieces of audio software I use is from McDSP. They’ve posted a blurb about yours truly here with corresponding ads placed in several international audio publications starting in June.

In March, the music world lost an amazing talent. After a lifelong battle with cancer, 41 year old Jeff Healey passed away. He was reputed as an acclaimed jazz and rock guitarist of rare ability who had a wicked sense of humor and a generous nature. I recorded several CD’s with Jeff and can say without hesitation that he was an unbelievable talent. Once again, it’s time to count blessings.

Be well,