Tag Archives: Matt

Writer People #1: The Prosaic/Poetic Info Dump Technique

Today, I’m working on the Boston Story that I drafted as part of NaNoWriMo. It’s an urban-fantasy-time-travel epic that demands far more world building than anything I’ve ever done. It’s a pain in the ass. It starts off as an … Continue reading

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This little blog is growing up…

I’m completely unqualified to write a book about music. I’m not letting that stop me. I’m just being honest. I don’t play an instrument. I have only the most rudimentary understanding of how the essence of music theory translates to … Continue reading

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Punch In

Anyone who believes that recording is an antiseptic mechanical process has never been inside a studio like Mohr Fire. This weekend, Donald, Josh, and Mike,  the gamboling drummers of Celtic Legacy (Kiltic), got mic’d up and sticks down with piper Ben Holmes and … Continue reading

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Matt

” The impermanence of live performance is such a great thing. It’s burned into your memory. You try to pick out every detail of what was going on and you just can’t, which is what makes it beautiful .” The Gear … Continue reading

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Mohr Fire Part 4: Nice Niche

Paul says, “What I like about the people who come here on a semi-regular basis is the mixture: Classical, Traditional… We’ve had some Central City Opera people. We have Rogue Sound. Paul explains that the two songs Tamra Hayden had … Continue reading

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Mohr Fire Part 3: Then and Now

Matt says, “It seems like big business is doing the same thing to music as they did to food. It’s all generic and homogenized. You can go anywhere in the country and have your McDonald’s hamburger that’s just like every other McDonald’s hamburger. … Continue reading

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Mohr Fire Part 2: Technology for a Good Human Purpose

Paul, leaning back in a chair, hands clasped behind his head, says, “Our story and we’re sticking to it is: you can use technology for a good human purpose. You use the digital parts of the recording process for what … Continue reading

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Mohr Fire

I open the unmarked side door and Paul waves me in. “Have a seat.”  Paul points to the big comfortable couch on a platform behind where he and Matt sit at the console.  Tamra Hayden raises her voice in the iso … Continue reading

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Perfect

…perception doesn’t just blind us to the small and unnecessary, and music isn’t just a magic mirror. A lyric’s image, a note’s reinterpretation of a theme, can freshen our senses, peeling back perception’s tyranny and returning us to the experiences that have shaped and reshaped who we are. Continue reading

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Introduction: The Serendipitous Ankle Sprain

Shelle and I walk through the office to the warehouse in back. Paul McDaniel, wearing a green Hawaiian shirt, greets us with, “We’re listening to surf music because it’s summer.” Steve Mossholder steps out from behind the stairs that make … Continue reading

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