Interview with Eddie Ojeda (Twisted Sister)

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Eddie Ojeda is the lead guitarist in arguably the hardest working, hardest rocking band of all time: Twisted Sister. 40 years at the mast of an outfit like that imbues one with a particular brand of wisdom and panache, and Eddie was gracious enough to answer some questions about the band, his rig, his mobster sobriquet… Read more »

Peter Zinovieff and Sonic Boom on Electronic Calendar: The EMS Tapes

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In 1964, in the garden shed of a house in Putney, Peter Zinovieff- a mathematician, engineer and inventor- installed the first computer housed in a private residence and changed the history of electronic music forever. Over the years, composers, musicians and bands ranging from Harrison Birtwistle and Karlheinz Stockhausen to Paul McCartney and David Bowie to Pink… Read more »

Interview with DeWayne Blackbyrd McKnight (George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters)

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DeWayne Blackbyrd McKnight is an electric guitarist and funk practitioner who has shared the stage and studio with legends the likes of Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters, George Clinton’s Parliament Funkadelic, Miles Davis and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. I caught up with Blackbyrd after a stint on the road with the P-Funk Allstars to… Read more »

Interview with Matthew Garrison

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Matthew Garrison is a bassist based in New York City where he is the co-owner and creative director of ShapeShifter Lab, a gallery and performance space. He has performed and recorded with Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul, John McLaughlin and others, and has released several solo recordings wherein he explores the furthest reaches of bass, electronics,… Read more »

Interview with Steve Harmon (Synthrotek, Harben Audio)

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Meet Steve Harmon, the founder and brains behind Synthrotek, co-founder of Harben Audio, and Captain of the World’s Largest Online Pirate Store, among other clever entrepreneurial adventures.  We caught up with Steve to talk about how he got his start making pedals and eurorack modules, his music, and what’s been inspiring him lately.

Interview with Daniel Rowland (Flux, Studio Belew)

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Working in music technology I get to interface with many brilliant and hard working minds behind the veil of music performance. Music directors and producers, techs and engineers. Some of them have been interviewed in past posts on this blog. Recently I caught up with Daniel Rowland, the engineer/producer/tech wizard behind Adrian Belew’s seriously futuristic guitar… Read more »

Interview with Tracy Silverman

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Tracy Silverman is an musician, composer, producer and champion of the electric violin. His unique instrument and innovative technique have led to collaborations with composers the likes of John Adams and Terry Riley, and performances ranging from the gala opening of the Walt Disney Music Hall to premieres at Carnegie Hall.  We caught up with Tracy to talk… Read more »