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NEWS — FALL 2008 EDITION

Hi All:

Well, that was quick! Summer flew by. The kids are back in school. It's nearly halfway through September. Time for an update:

OUR TIME THEATER BRINGS IN MICHAEL CERVERIS, SHERIE RENE SCOTT

Producers Everett Bradley and Greg Parratto of Envision Music Design, in conjunction with Our Time Theater Company, are in the process of recording a number of well known Broadway actors for an upcoming CD project. To date, they have brought in Michael Cerveris (Tommy, Assassins, Sweeney Todd) and Sherie Rene Scott (Ursula in The Little Mermaid). It is always a pleasure to have Everett and company in the studio.


Top: JG, Michael Cerveris, Greg Parratto (Envision Music Design)
Bottom: Everett Bradley (EMD), Taro Alexander (Our Time)
Photo by Mikiodo


MARTIN SHORT PHONES IT IN

Chris Drury, Philip Manin and Tom Conway, of Drury Design Dynamics came in to record voiceovers by actor Martin Short, for a large customer conference for IBM. Martin was on vacation at the time, which explains his deep tan:


Martin Short phones it in


MORE JGMP NEWS

MAJOR WEBSITE MAKEOVER II
OK, we plugged this last time, but PLEASE check out the new JGMP website, by Sky Pape of Abitoff Design. The new site features a whole new look, a revamped samples page, and a growing photo gallery.

TOMMY IGOE, HUDSON MUSIC
Engineer Sean McClintock in conjunction with Hudson Music, did mixes for drummer Tommy Igoe's new instructional DVD. If you have not heard Tommy play, you should. He's a monster!

DAVID BASON, MICHAEL TUDOR
Artist David Bason was in with engineer Michael Tudor, to record vocals for an upcoming release.

A BLAST FROM THE PAST
I recently discovered this link on YouTube: To see a much younger me performing live with Suzanne Vegafor British TV, click HERE.

MISCELLANEOUS NEWS
We recently mastered an EP length CD "The Arrival" for newcomer David Rogue, produced by Casey Conrad, and featuring the guitar work of Marc Shulman. Marc was my immediate replacement in the Suzanne Vega band. He is a totally amazing player!

Songwriter Elisa Ray Bartone is bringing in the renowned Margaret Dorn to record vocals on one of her song demos.

Singer/songwriter/bassist Amy Madden is recording several of her songs for inclusion in a film by RC Horsch.

Brian McNeese, fearless leader of those nattering nabobs of nihilism, the Empty Suits, returns to continue work on his as yet untitled opus.


FOR NERDS ONLY SECTION

A virtual pocket protector goes out to songstress Heidi Petrikat, who defined "ROTFLMAO" (Rolling On The Floor, Laughing My Ass Off). Thanks Heidi! Now we're going way back to the pre-web era for... Acronyms of Antiquity: The words SCUBA and JATO are really acronyms. What do they mean? For that matter, what does "acronym" mean?


BRAZEN PLUG SECTION

We are always interested in new recording projects! We can provide a wide range of music production related services, both creative and technical, and can tailor our approach to your needs. Studio tours, consultations, budget estimates, etc. are available free, on request.

Hope to see you soon!

Jon
 

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