Monday, October 26, 2009

Google story in 2 minutes while I work on a 10 year old Mac

They've created so many things I take for granted in the last few years.

As I type this I'm installing Mac OS X on a machine so that I can use a 10.3 upgrade disk so I can run Pro Tools 6.4 with a Digi 001 interface on a Mac G4 built at the same time Google started. (I'm typing on a 3+ year old Macbook Pro.)

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

An unexpected email leads to a course correction.

After working on one of the Marqui Adora songs all day I read this email message from Danny Ashe:

Subject:Hey Guys

I've been giving this a lot of thought and have come to a big decision. My days with Marqui Adora are over.
The fact that it doesn't bother me that we haven't done anything in months, tells me my heart is not in it anymore. For months I've been debating whether or not I should do this and I guess certain things have happened lately that have made me realize there's too many things I sacrificed for music. It was fine to sacrifice them at the time, but now I feel I need to move on.

I got a job in Spain, so I'm leaving right after Christmas and will be there for most of, if not all of 2010. Not sure if I'll be coming back to the States though... at least for a while.

It's been great working with you guys but after 20 years of playing music I'm officially ready to concentrate on a new career, new experiences and new goals.
I wish you both the best with the music and if at any point you want vocals done for the songs we haven't finished, let me know.

Take care,

This is Danny Ashe signing off...

So there you go. Joe and I hope Danny does well in everything he chooses to do in his life. (For my part I hope he falls back into making music someday since he is one of the most talented musicians I've ever worked with.)

Thanks for all the good times and good tunes Danny.

-John Tooker
Marqui Adora

Monday, October 19, 2009

Tweaked Walk Away for a few hours today.

I might need to coin a new phrase for doing major corrective/elective surgery on a recording.

Maybe I'll call it Die in a Discoing a song since that was the first Marqui Adora song I did that to.

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