Friday, February 22, 2013


Sure it snowed a bunch last night, but we didn't get any anticipated thundersnow, and you know why? Because Jim Cantore wasn't here, that's why.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sound City Playlist

Because I'm a total nerd, and because I've been gushing about the Sound City doc ever since we saw it last week, I made a Spotify playlist of all the albums recorded at the studio. Now, this is the list from their own website, so I don't know how accurate it is so much as touting (for example, I know some of those albums only recorded a couple of tracks there), but nevertheless, it's a fun listen through a certain part of history. There are some surprises in there, and some that I skip right through, but it's been great to throw on shuffle for the work day.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Sound City

This movie follows the life of a legendary recording studio called Sound City. Well, it really follows the story of the sound board inside, a one of a kind custom made Neve Console, and that board has life after the studio (spoiler alert: it involves Paul McCartney). Dave Grohl is the man behind the documentary, his band Nirvana, you may have heard of them, recorded Nevermind there, and once he heard the studio was closing, he snatched up that Neve and it now lives in his own studio, 606. Anyway, with a cast that includes Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Rick Springfield, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Rick Rubin, Trent Reznor, and more, so many more, well, don't you just want to watch for yourself?!

They had a one-night showing of the movie in some select theaters last Thursday, and there a few more screenings scheduled, but you can watch it on online for only 12 bucks. Now we just wait for the album release...

You can also hear a couple rad interviews with Grohl on Marc Maron's WTF podcast and The Nerdist podcast. I seriously wish I could get as excited about anything as Grohl seems to be about everything.