Friday, January 9th, 2015 2:39 PM PST
New website design
I'm going to be leaving this lovely design behind, soon, and using a site that is much easier to manipulate, like everybody else does, now. Let's see if my head explodes first, or if, in a month or so, we have a NEW lovely website.
you never know.
Meantime, the new Castle Canyon CD is about to come out. "Criteria Obsession" is the title of the new opus, and it may well be the last Castle Canyon album.
Thursday, November 29th, 2012 9:32 PM PST
Honey Mahogany singles mastered
Mastered the three new singles from Honey Mahogany at Gench Music last night.
It's Honey is really really smokin'. If you don't like that one, you don't like anything.
Also had much pleasure arranging and producing Feeling Good, as I have always loved that song, and jumped at the opportunity to create this track with the amazing Ms. M.
Look for them real soon on iTunes. Gench music, Thomas DiMuzio's studio was just a total pleasure. An amazing analog synth setup, with a most enviable BUCHLA synth. Woweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 2:21 PM PST
Further Production News
We also recorded violinist extraordinaire Michele Walther, as she is laying down her original solo violin pieces.
Also, I played organ on Dawn Oberg's new album, RYE, and created piano parts for Milo Johnson's new set of tunes she is producing.
Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 8:27 AM PST
News Update for NOVEMBER 2012
Well, I have to finally admit the new website is a couple months away, so I must report the news.
Artists we have produced in the last year:
Honey Mahogany (3-song EP) songs: It's Honey, Feeling Good, Two Spirit.
Honey Mahogany 3 video audio production. "Black and Gold" "Valerie" "It's Honey"
Patrick Maley- 8 songs and his own wedding song.
Lauren Oakshott "Obama Get Some Balls" YouTube Single over 20,000 hits. She has since pulled the video as it was time sensitive political material.
Annelise Zamula "Family" CD Jazz Trio
Gigloo YouTube promo video
28 Line - bass, drums, guitar acoustic rock teenage trio
The Inq- alt rock/shoe gaze teen quartet.
Conspiracy of Venus- 20 voice female choir- remote recording and mixing in a nice church in Albany, Ca. currently producing 2 new songs with Karen Stackpole doing the remote recording.
A lot of music comes through the doors, so if I have forgotten someone, my apologies- I'm doing it from memory!!
Sunday, May 20th, 2012 10:11 PM PDT
BBQ and Beyond
OK, the huge BBQ and Jam was a ton of fun as usual. I think that's 8 years in a row now. I had 18 students perform, and there were some real gems. Spurgeon Wright played one of the pieces from Amelie that is so beautiful. 4 different girls sang and played the piano. It was great.
Now that that's done, this week is about the recording studio: doing some mixes of the Jack Chandler reunion sessions; two sessions with Honey Mahogany before she leaves for the month; and finishing the last tracks for Annelisa Zamula's CD working title "Requests."
Summer is coming, and many students will go on vacation, which means a little more time for the creative projects.
Thursday, May 17th, 2012 9:07 AM PDT
BBQ and Jam
This Weekend, Sunday May21st, is the day of the big Student Jam and BBQ at my studio here in Bernal Heights. I currently have 40 students (!!!) and they are all ages, and all ages play. The House Band is my son, William on drums, Elvis Johnson on Drums, Luke Schwartz (also a student) on guitar, and Bill Noertker on bass. This party is always fun, and (knock knock) the weather is always great, as it is the week before the official start of Fog Season (Memorial Day).
Monday, February 28th, 2011 8:30 AM PST
Productions and elsewhere
WackoWorld recently finished the soundtrack to the indie film "Silent Ana," which will be released this Summer 2011.
Notable music production release was the Honey Mahogany single, "Hometown Glory," (the Adele tune) now on iTunes and everywhere in the digital universe.
New CDs just finished:
"You're the King" by Joe Holland
"Kisses of Kriya" by Erin Rametta
Criteria Obsession by Castle Canyon
Honey Mahogany 5-song EP coming out this summer.
Erin Rametta new full CD original songs
Erin Rametta Christmas album
Erik Ian Walker
Monday, February 28th, 2011 8:21 AM PST
Hello, visitors to WackWorld Music. Work has begun on our new website, which will feature easier use of teaching materials, purchasing of music books, lessons, and high quality sound files. It is true that the lovely look of this website will go away, in favor of a much more USABLE interface for you and, especially, for me. As nice as this website looks, I am not an html kind of guy, but a dedicated musician. So, I am changing this website so that I can easily upload new music lessons, and sound files.
Included in this update will be a section on Ear Training, which I teach on a regular basis here in San Francisco. I combine one's knowledge (or lack thereof) of theory with ear training, so that your familiarity with certain styles of music supports your ability to hear what is happening. MORE LATER!!
I hope to have the new site up around May 1st. Keep your fingers crossed.