Some ancient history for ya: with guitarist Mark Christian, formed obscure synthpop duo Dial M (1983-84). The group released a full-length LP (vinyl!) and followed up with an EP on D&D Records (Los Angeles). Lots of KROQ airplay. Viva Linndrum … lol …..
Day gig – recording engineer. Recorded lots o’ publishing demos for Warner Bros, Mike Chapman Music, Universal Music, Motown. Was a songwriter for Island Music.
Played keyboards on two Thomas Dolby albums including Aliens Ate My Buick which garnered two Grammy nominations. Toured with Dolby as part of his backing band The Lost Toy People and worked as a composer for Dolby’s Headspace multimedia company.
Credits also include work in television with projects as varied as producing club tracks for television soaps, recording and mixing music for HBO and network television films, and for Mutato Muzika, Mark Mothersbaugh’s (DEVO) music production company, re-orchestrating and recording music for Popeye(!) cartoons for Turner Entertainment.
Recorded and mixed music for photographer/director Bruce Weber’s feature film The Chop Suey Club featuring jazz great Bud Shank and the late pianist Bill Evans’ drummer Joe LaBarbera.
Worked on national television commercials as a music mixer and recording engineer. Clients included 3Com (Palm), Acura, Afrin, MCI, Levis, Volvo, and Abercrombie and Fitch.
Album engineering credits include a soundtrack related album for Roman Polanski’s film The Pianist released by Universal, work on Steven Hexx’s Lit , the world music duo Willie and Lobo’s Siete album, and Humboldt favorites Kulica’s Bakers Dozen, and honkytonkers Rooster McClintock’s first EP and full-length followup Gold Teeth For A Dead Horse. Mixed the latest Ronnie Laws single (2017) on Universal. Mixed bassist John Leftwich and Brazilian guitarist Ricardo Silveira’s latest full-length, Cosmos (2017).
Three CDs of original music released. 500 Megs Fine! in 1995 and Believe It! in 2007. Available direct or on iTunes or CD Baby. Under the artist name ‘Kapitan’, new album released March 2018. Album title is Be and download is available from CD Baby. Listen on Spotify, YouTube, and the other usual streaming sites.
A longtime resident of Los Angeles, I now live in beautiful northern California.
Playing live these days with my psychedelic jazz project, Miles Ahead Group, old-school soul band Stax City, and occasionally with singer Shana Morrison.