Musings of music producers in NYC...

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009

1981 primitive Internet report on KRON San Francisco

This whole internets idea seems very far fetched...

Monday, January 26, 2009

Deja Vu for Jeff Buckley’s Mom, Drummer & Road Recovery

Here's the text from Road Recovery's last newsletter. Its been quite a couple weeks for them and we're proud to have been a part of it.

Deja Vu for Jeff Buckley’s Mom, Drummer & Road Recovery

New York, NY – 14 years later, Major Who Media’s recording studios, once the rehearsal space for the late artist Jeff Buckley, became the backdrop for Buckley’s mother Mary Guibert and Buckley band drummer Matt Johnson to participate in Road Recovery’s Master Class Series.

January 2009 kicked off for Road Recovery uniting Road Recovery’s Jack Bookbinder of Jeff Buckley's management team and Gene Bowen, Buckley’s tour manager, with Mary Guibert and Jeff’s band mate Matt Johnson inside the late artist’s rehearsal space now the home of Major Who Media.

(L-R) Jack Bookbinder (Road Recovery), Major Who Media’s – James Walsh & Sheldon Steiger together with Gene Bowen (Road Recovery) surround Mary Guibert (Jeff Buckley Music) come together for Road Recovery young people.

In 1995, James Walsh of Major Who Media owned a recording studio that was originally located next door to the Jeff Buckley band rehearsal cave. As neighbors occupying a Dungeness basement in a residential NYC apartment building, a friendship developed between Buckley, Bowen and Walsh. After Jeff Buckley’s accidental drowning in 1997, Gene Bowen knocked on Major Who Media’s door and offered Walsh Buckley’s old space...the rest is history…

(L-R) Jack Bookbinder (Road Recovery), James Walsh (Major Who Media), drummer - Matt Johnson and Gene Bowen (Road Recovery) reminisce about days ago…

During the two Master Class Sessions Matt Johnson and Mary Guibert wove an intimate conversation with a small group of Road Recovery teens and young adults illuminating the twists and turns of their life and career story. Independently, Guibert and Johnson described in great detail their daily quest toward ever finding meaning, understanding and purpose in what drove them; their inner passion toward a life with meaning.

Above: Drummer – Matt Johnson (right corner) ‘kicking it’ about his life with Road Recovery young folks during his Master Class session.

(center) Mary Guibert (Jeff Buckley Music) sharing the love with Road Recovery’s young people, staff and Major Who Media’s James Walsh (far right) after her Master Class.

Even in the wake of great tragedy and loss, Guibert summoned everyone to ‘be their own hero’ by being accountable to themselves through evolving an honest relationship within and the outside world intersecting them.

At the conclusion of each Master Class session with Matt Johnson and Mary Guibert, an unending musical exchange erupted in true Buckley style!

Matt Johnson (center) building a beat with Road Recovery’s young people during his Master Class session.

Matt Johnson finishes his Master Class behind the kit jamming with Road Recovery’s house band Crazy James inside Major Who Media’s recording studio.

"I recommend this experience for people on both sides. I got to meet new people, play music, and talk with others about life…The gift of life!!! Road Recovery is about sharing. I love this organization." – Matt Johnson, drummer

"I have so much respect for these young people. They are constantly dealing with daily challenges to their sobriety with so much courage and integrity. I am in awe of them." – Mary Guibert (Jeff Buckley Music)

For more info about Road Recovery, visit


* Thursday, January 29th – Metallica’s James Hetfield hosts Road Recovery Master Class

* Caron is presenting their own Concert & Silent Auction to benefit Road Recovery (for the Keeping It Real Program)
on Thursday, February 19th at 8:30 PM at the John Varvatos store (previously the legendary CBGB’s).

Caron is selling tickets for $50.00 each and their phone/email address is provided below.

There are NO complimentary tickets as it’s a 100% fundraiser. This is an open-bar event and alcohol will be served.

Crazy James is performing a short set, along with three other bands. Please read and feel free to circulate the below e-flyer to all those interested to help push ticket sales for February 19th! If you prefer the flyer in another format, please let us know. More information to come about Road Recovery’s own fundraiser concert in the Spring 2009 for those who enjoyed last year’s concert at the Nokia.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Frederick '11 Years'

I just love this video. The song, the concept, the design.

Fredrik - '11 Years' from Iris Piers on Vimeo.

11 years is the second music video to be released of Fredrik's Na Na Ni album.
The video was shot in an abandoned train station in rural southern Sweden by Dutch experimental filmmaker Iris Piers, and later merged with landscapes of black and white trees.
For more information about the artists please visit:

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Alec Gross- New Music!

Are you tired of the same old music on the radio? What radio??
Want to hear something new and exciting? Of course you do..

Check out new music from MW singer/songwriter Alec Gross!

Alec's got a knack for creative songwriting- anywhere from comical, to serious and meaningful. If you've been following our artists you already know who he is. Now check out LADY ROSES.

If you like what you heard on his myspace page- you're in luck! Alec's performing Wed. Jan 14 @ 11pm at Rockwood Music Hall and Fri. Jan 16 at Gizzie's Candy Shop and February 26th at The Canal Room in NYC.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Adam Green at MajorWho

Indie songsmith Adam Green has spent the last few days at MajorWho recording the soundtrack for an upcoming film. Engineer Dan Myers joined the crew..

here's a little something from Adam..

Todd Alsup with Rich Hammond and Aaron Comess

MajorWho and Steve Greenwell are doing another track for Todd Alsup with Aaron Comess (think Spin Doctors) on drums and Rich Hammond (Joan Osbourne) on bass.
Sounds GREAT!..

pss.. Todd's track "MONDAY" is mixed and will be up on the sites by the end of next week.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

January 2009 Newsletter

Click here to view MajorWho Media's January 2009 Newsletter.

We'll be posting all future newsletters as links on the blog for you to check out.

Happy Thursday.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Great LIVE Performances, coming up!!

Look out... Some great shows coming your way!

From Wednesday Jan 7- Jan 11, Kathleen Supove and Cory Dargel 'Removable Parts' playing January 7th through the 11th at the HERE Center as part of the Under The Radar festival. Check New Amsterdam for showtimes.

Thursday (Jan 8) nights are usually pretty big party nights, so why not start off your night at The Bowery Poetry Club? A great band, The Orion Experience, will be playing there at 8:30pm! Bowery Poetry Club is located at 308 Bowery (btwn Houston and Bleeker)

Friday night (Jan 9) Wes Hutchinson will be playing at Rockwood Music Hall at 9pm. Rockwood is at 196 Allen Street. Prepare yourself for a night full of great musicians!

Friday night is hoppin! Jan 9, Spuyten Duyvil @ An Beal Bocht in Riverdale. Be there at 9pm sharp!

Saturday night (Jan 10) and nothing to do? Why not head back over to Rockwood Music Hall for a spectacular performance by Shayna Zaid? She'll take the stage at 11pm; what a great way to end your fantastic night out!

Turn that lazy Sunday (Jan 11) into a party Sunday! Lights Resolve will play at Maxwell's @ 7pm. Maxwell's is located at 1039 Washington Street in Hoboken, NJ. Lights Resolve will also be performing at Highline Ballroom Thursday, Jan 15 @ 7pm (431 W 16th).

Double Whammy! Paula Valstein and Alec Gross set to take the stage at Rockwood Music Hall, Wednesday, Jan 14! A night full of music you don't want to miss. Paula will perform at 9pm, and Alec takes the stage at 11pm.

Alec Gross performs again on Jan 16 at Gizzie's Coffee @ 8pm. Gizzi's is at 16 w 8th

The Orion Experience plays LIVE Saturday, Jan 17, at Maxwell's in Hoboken (1039 Washington Street). Stop on over at 8pm!

Hope this gives you some ideas of what to do!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Alec Gross and Paula Valstein at Rockwood!

Wednesday Jan. 14, at Rockwood Music Hall!

... One night, Two great shows by Paula Valstein and Alec Gross!!!

Paula Valstein @ 9pm
Alec Gross @ 11pm

Rockwood Music Hall
196 Allen Street
18+ with valid ID
No Cover!!!!

We hope to see you there!
Come early for the best seat in the house!

We are proud to announce that Alec Gross has just finished is brand new EP! Be sure to CHECK IT OUT! Also, MajorWho is currently in the studio working with Paula to create some fantastic new songs, so be sure to keep checking in!

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