Oamenii nevazuti din industria muzicala: Randy Staub, un exceptional inginer de sunet

Inginerul de sunet este un soldat din armata care sta in spatele unui artist sau unei trupe. Indiferent de talentul exprimat in compozitia unei piese, in linia melodica, in versuri, un factor extrem de important este partea tehnica: mixatul si masterizarea.

La numele lui Randy Staub am ajuns citind informatii despre una din piesele mele favorite, "Rockstar" de la Nickelback. In portofoliul sau sunt piese si albume de la artisti precum Metallica, Bon Jovi, U2, Monster Magnet, David Bowie si multi altii. Intinsa pe aproape 40 de ani, cariera lui Randy Staub e fabuloasa.

Pe masura ce trec anii si muzica noua si de calitate e din ce in ce mai putina, ma intorc la albumele favorite si descopar fine print-ul, informatiile din carticica CD-urilor sau de pe paginile de Wikipedia. Sunt atat de multi oameni care contribuie la conceperea melodiilor care ne-au marcat existenta, oameni despre care nu stim nimic.

Efortul de a lucra cu astfel de trupe imense din istoria rock-ului este aproape inuman. Intr-un interviu pentru Metal Hammer, Bob Rock, cunoscutul producator si inginer de sunet (care a produs si albumul "Permanent Vacation" al trupei Aerosmith), a relatat cat de dificil este sa lucrezi cu trupele mari.Spre exemplu, in cazul faimosului Black Album:

"Making an album can be an intense experience. You’re thrown into a room with other strong-willed, creative people for months and months and you have to find a way to listen to each other and make it work. I never said, ‘No, you’re wrong.’ I just showed them other ways to potentially get what they wanted. It’s well known that by the end, both Randy Staub and I said we didn’t want to work with them again. But that’s because we were so beat. Eight months in that environment would test anyone. But some of the best work comes out of tension: with all the great bands… Jagger and Richards in the Stones, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry in Aerosmith… there’s friction. It’d be kinda boring if everyone did everything you suggested!”

'Cause we all just wanna be big rockstars
And live in hilltop houses driving fifteen cars
The girls come easy and the drugs come cheap
We'll all stay skinny 'cause we just won't eat...

Calendarul oficial Dinamo Bucuresti poate avea 52 de file

Dinamo a folosit 47 de fotbalisti in acest sezon! E deja foarte amuzant, nu mai e trist demult. Eu sper ca nu se vor opri aici. Mai trebuie sa debuteze 5 jucatori si vor putea scoate calendarul oficial pe saptamani, nu pe luni.

Jucatorul numarul 46 din seria 2021-2022 se numeste Desire Segbe Azankpo si e din Benin. In acelasi meci a debutat si sarbul Dusan Celar, numarul 47.

Flavius Stoican, hai cu #52! Hai ca se poate!

Joe Perry isi vinde una din case cu 4.5 milioane de dolari

Sunt multi fani Aerosmith pe lumea asta, iar unii si-ar permite luxul de a detine in colectia de memorabilia un "item" de milioane de dolari.

Known as Brook Haven Farm, the 14-room, 7-acre estate is at 1405 Tremont St., near the Marshfield line. Its features include a heated pool in the shape of a Gibson guitar body, a rooftop garden, a three-stall barn, a high-tech media room, exposed beams, three fireplaces, a gym and a billiards room.

Imaginile sunt impresionante:

Casa e incarcata de istorie muzicala:

A door off the spacious kitchen leads to the Boneyard, Perry’s basement studio, where Aerosmith recorded much of the 2001 album “Just Push Play” and 2004’s “Honkin’ on Bobo.” Perry and his mates also wrote the lyrics to their hits ''Cryin'," ''Fever" and ''Livin' on the Edge" in his crib. Perry recorded three of his solo albums in the Boneyard.

Nu stiu cati fani ar considera casa lui Joe Perry "a collector's item" si si-ar permite lucul de a o adauga la colectie, dar pe unul il cunosc si la urmatorul concert la care-l vad o sa-l intreb de ce nu a facut achizitia B-)

Aerosmith au anulat toate concertele programate pentru iunie si iulie 2022

In timp ce Guns N' Roses sau Red Hot Chili Peppers se pregatesc pentru turnee mondiale, Aerosmith anuleaza multe din show-urile programate pentru anul acesta. Nu mi se pare ca problema ar fi numai Covidul, dar sper din tot sufletul sa ma insel.

It is with deep regret we must announce that our European Tour, scheduled to take place in June and July 2022, has been cancelled. We have continued to monitor the ongoing COVID situation and with the related uncertainty around travel logistics and the continued presence of COVID restrictions and other issues, it has become clear that it will not be possible to go ahead with our summer shows in the region. The health, safety and well being of our fans is our number one priority. We will be back to rock out with everyone and we hope to have some exciting news to announce soon. Your ticket point of purchase will be in touch shortly with further information. Until then, take care and we deeply apologize for any inconvenience.

Wayne Rooney a facut o "romaneasca"

In bunul stil romanesc, intalnit deseori la Rapid sau la Dinamo, antrenorul echipei Derby County, Wayne Rooney, a oferit fanilor echipei numarul sau de telefon.

Echipa nu o duce deloc bine, situatia e incalcita si sunt multe probleme la club, dar decizia lui Rooney si modul in care a ales sa se apropie de fani par cel putin ciudate.

"I’ve made contact with the supporters’ club and they have my phone number now. It’s nice they have that direct line to me. That is why this group of players and fans have come together as one. We’re trying to build a relationship between players, staff and those supporters. It was one of the things I wanted to improve when I came in and I think you can see that with what the fans have given us this season.”

Citind ce a spus Rooney, parca am calatorit in timp la inceputul anilor 2000, pe vechiul stadion Giulesti. Sunt legendare filmarile cu galeria Rapidului din acele vremuri. Situatii similare au fost la Dinamo, la Craiova si in alte locuri, dar nu ma asteptam la o astfel de miscare jenanta din partea lui Rooney.

Sa speram ca Derby County se salveaza de la retrogradare. Rooney face bine ca o ia de jos in antrenorat, imi pun mari sperante in el si voi urmari indeaproape cum evolueaza noua sa cariera.