Troubadour One Four

Songwriting, creativity, Gardening.

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guitar-porn:

You Need Coolin’ Baby, I’m Not Foolin’.

Check out Michael Winslow’s EPIC performance of Whole Lotta Love, the best bit has to be the presenters face at 51 seconds in…

😳

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fixitinthemic:

AEA Fix It In The Mic - Ben’s Studio
The Stories, The Secrets, The Sound


This episode of Fix It In The Mic - Nashville features a visit to Ben’s Studio, the former RCA Studio A in Nashville, now owned by singer-songwriter and producer Ben Folds. Leslie Richter and Joe Costa, two seasoned freelance engineers who regularly work out of Ben’s Studio, talk to us about their creative work in this legendary studio and share their thoughts on microphone techniques, studio gear, and the special qualities of ribbon mics. Join us for this rare glimpse at one of Nashville’s largest and most historic recording studios.

Original built in 1964, Ben’s Studio was built by Chet Atkins and was known as historic RCA Victor Nashville Sound Studios. The studios client list, past and present reads as a whos who of music history. Some of the studio’s clients are The Monkees, Joe Cocker, Leon Russell, Waylon, Dolly Parton, Tony Bennett, George Strait, The Beach Boys, Amanda Palmer, William Shatner and includes the studio’s owner Ben Folds. After almost a decade of dedicated private use, Ben’s Studio recently re-opened to the recording community for commercial sessions. With a plethora of exquisite recording equipment and instruments in an incredible space, it’s hard to not become enthusiastic when entering this studio.

AEA R84, R92, and R88 ribbon microphones as well as the TRP preamp find regularly use on sessions by Ben Folds or other artists at Ben’s Studio. Common applications are drum overheads, strings, drum room, horns, percussion. A particular strength of the AEA preamp is their clean, low-noise performance, which prevents the build-up of noise when stacking string tracks for example.

AEA’s Fix it in the Mic video series is aimed at sharing the microphone secrets and tricks of industry professionals in a time when mentoring and real knowledge is hard to come by. AEA’s mission is to help engineers get the sound they envision right from the start instead of “fixing it in the mix”- a craft and art that often gets lost in the midst of the hype about the latest new toy. Thus, the name Fix It In The Mic was born. AEA encourages viewers to comment, ask questions, or send suggestions for future episodes.

We encourage you to comment, ask questions, and to send us suggestions for future episodes of “Fix It In The Mic” to fixitinthemic@aol.com!

For more information visit:
http://www.ribbonmics.com
http://www.bensstudio.com

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queertodaygonetomorrow:

atane:

wristxrocket:

dear-drifter:

lilightfoot:

Remember.

his life was totally in danger.

^^^^

True story; this officer (John Pike) got a settlement of $38,000 because he said he got depressed after pepper spraying these kids. Oh, the depression wasn’t for feeling remorseful for pepper spraying a bunch of college kids peacefully protesting. He got depressed because he said since the media kept playing the video of him pepper spraying peaceful kids without cause, he got threats and didn’t feel safe. He didn’t feel safe. I’m not making that up. This motherfucker collected nearly 40 grand on worker’s comp after assaulting a bunch of college kids.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/23/pepper-spray-cop-settlement_n_4152147.html

queertodaygonetomorrow:

atane:

wristxrocket:

dear-drifter:

lilightfoot:

Remember.

his life was totally in danger.

^^^^

True story; this officer (John Pike) got a settlement of $38,000 because he said he got depressed after pepper spraying these kids. Oh, the depression wasn’t for feeling remorseful for pepper spraying a bunch of college kids peacefully protesting. He got depressed because he said since the media kept playing the video of him pepper spraying peaceful kids without cause, he got threats and didn’t feel safe. He didn’t feel safe. I’m not making that up. This motherfucker collected nearly 40 grand on worker’s comp after assaulting a bunch of college kids.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/23/pepper-spray-cop-settlement_n_4152147.html

(Source: kropotkindersurprise, via lotsalipstick)

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2 Plays
Kentucky Fried Chicken
Kids M-O-R/Goodbye Ho Hum/Kids Menu-go-round/Extra Crispy

kaiserwilhelm:

johndamnseven:

All these joyous tunes in service of finger lickin’ chicken date from 1974. This is an album of radio jingles and and here are 4 samples. Sadly, the five minute “Barrel of Fun Overture” didn’t have any singing about chicken with the music, so I opted for these.

Liver surprise?

the kids singing have a definite east-coast/Jersey sound to their voices. I wouldn’t be surprised if this were recorded in NY or NJ.

Jamz.

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What I am really saying is that you don’t need to do anything, because if you see yourself in the correct way, you are all as much extraordinary phenomena of nature as trees, clouds, the patterns in running water, the flickering of fire, the arrangement of the stars, and the form of a galaxy. You are all just like that, and there is nothing wrong with you at all.
Alan Watts  (via freespiritfly)

(Source: feellng, via you-are-the-universe)

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bobbycaputo:

Terlingua,Texas. It’s an abandoned mining town dating back to the 1880’s that has now be re-inhabited by several dozen residents, 58 to be exact. But much of it’s original structures and homes remain intact.

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