A long, long time ago …

The biggest news over the last 18 months is that I bought 5AM Studios from Les and Hud and transformed it, with the help of David Percefull, into the latest incarnation of yellow DOG Studios. Hud is still a part of the team and the studio has produced some amazing music.

Next on the news list would be the tracking and mixing on the two debut albums from Volcanos for Hire – Anthem and Homage – and the next Scurvy Ottto & The Rickets album. The VfH web site should be getting a face lift and links to Anthem as soon as we finish expanding the studio (yet again).

Finally, I’m firing up my consulting practice over at EMR7, Inc. which will also provide a master map with links to all of the projects I’m working on.

All for now,

– Ed

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Long Time, No Post

It’s been a while since I posted at this site. Let’s just say the Austin To Abbey Road experience wiped me out. Fun but exhausted for the last few months. That said, plans are progressing nicely for two more music ventures for the year 2009.

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From Austin To Abbey Road is on iTunes

We’ve finally been released on the iTunes music store. Go to this link if you have iTunes to see it.

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Rickets Web Site

I understand that you might think that this is the web site for Scurvy Otto & The Rickets. Well, not exactly. This site was setup to chronicle the productions of the composers and musicians I knew back in my Kingsville days (including myself).

That said, there needs to be a site that can boast all Rickets, all the time. And now there is. Just type in any of the following

or just type in

Check ‘em out!

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Halloween 2008

25 years after the Rickets first public performance, the Rickets returned to Young’s Pizza in Kingsville, Texas to celebrate the release of their CD – “From Austin To Abbey Road”. Despite being a high school football night and Halloween, a great crowd of 30 to 40 fans showed up for the gig.

It was caught on tape so we hope to see clips of it in the new movie clips (once we get around to creating them). CDs were given away to all that attended along with signatures from the band members. An arc has completed on the Austin to Abbey Road story. All that is left is to tell the story to all that might be interested.

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Finished Mastering

The CD is mastered and pretty much ready for pressing. Last step is the cover design for the case and then we ship it all off to DiskMakers to press us a big box of CDs. Had a great time at Terra Nova Mastering with Jerry Tubb at the console. The final product is evenly balanced across the songs and the gaps between songs have been tweaked for the best possible flow.

We are gearing up for the 25th anniversary Halloween gig. Hopefully, all the pieces will fall into place and we will play that night and handout CDs.

Once I get the CDDB (Gracenote) database populated, the song titles will show up correctly after loading the CD on a computer. I’ll move ahead with getting the songs up on iTunes as well.

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