"Recipient of the 2004 Production Scholarship Award"
It is a
pleasure to introduce the recipient of my 2004 Production
Scholarship Sean Rothmann. Sean has gone beyond the call of
duty working diligently behind the scenes on everything from
web design, graphic design, computer tech support, personal
assistance and errand running, creative input, and several
other aspects to bring everything together. He is a team
player who has proved to work well among others in the
organization. He has donated his time and applied his
knowledge to help us to the utmost degree. Sean is also a
gifted musician and arranger. When I handed a tape of
"Quicksand", (a beautiful haunting melodic piano ballad
composed in a minor key and embellished with diminished
scales)....that I had written on my Kawai and then added a
vocal melody line to, I asked Sean to take it home, digest
it, and see if he could elaborate. Once again he's proved
nothing less then sheer genius and therefore I've decided to
bring him into the new project as scholarship recipient 2004.
Other Current News:
I've posted the photo of
my artwork from HBO's "Six Feet Under". The scene appears
on the mysterious yet often misunderstood "number 13" (12+1)
episode of the first season. Gypsy's, Tramps, and Thieves is
playing in the background during it's appearance. Unlike the
other two films where my artwork appears, I was not hired by
HBO to do the set design. I was contracted by a Sherman
Oaks market to paint the mural a few years back and was
quite surprised to find that my work had appeared on the
show. HBO has given me the courtesy to post the photo.
I recently got off the "Slasher"
set with Animal House director, John Landis. I was hired to
do more industry artwork once again. I've posted a photo of
us standing next to my work on the "Industry Artwork" page.
I have another photo coming soon with John and producer
Chris Kobin, however I haven't developed that roll yet.
I just got back from
Clarksdale and recorded with platinum artist, Jimbo Mathus,
of the Squirrel Nut Zippers. We had a blast! Check out the
ALL NEW Road Trips section for more.
I appear somewhere on the
new television series "The Handler" as a patron at an
On the FAQ page: I've
added "Purple Rain" (how could I have forgotten that
one?) and "School of Rock" (a brand new one) to my movie
I've made a correction
referring to the place in New Orleans where I've voted as
having the best Mint Juleps in the World. It is called
Maison Bourbon's Preservation of Jazz.....THEN ...
eventually... I finally get around the corner to
Preservation Hall ...a legendary place that has great music
but does not serve drinks.
I've added a new topic of
discussion on the Producer's Corner link. This month I have
covered one of my most frequently asked questions. However,
you will not find this subject located on the FAQ page. I've
covered a lot more ground than usual and decided that it
needed it's own dedicated space on the Producer's Corner.
An artist contact link is
now up. Check it out!
LA Music Scene 2004 is
right around the corner and we've once again landed a spot
on the compilation.
Studio updates: We are
currently under construction. Updating Cubase "VST" to
Cubase "SX". New monster computer on the way.
New Photos Posted here and