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I am going to Austin in a couple weeks for a month to check it out with the
intention of moving there. It would be great to hear about the
audio/recording community in general.

It would be great to check out some studios and maybe chat with some folks
and see what is going on.

Also interested in the acoustic Folk/Pop scene there.

Also interested in Texas Barbecue.

Thanks for any info you gots...

Patric Doyle
"A" Street Audio Production
Anchorage, AK
907.279.6900
 
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You know, I almost moved to Alaska three years ago, but it appeared
that you and Kurt had the market sewn up...

Can you tell me what you're planning to do with your facility?

Thanks, luck, & maybe I'll see you around....

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David Morgan (MAMS)
http://www.m-a-m-s DOT com
Morgan Audio Media Service
Dallas, Texas (214) 662-9901
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http://www.artisan-recordingstudio.com


"Patric D'Eimon" <patricREMOVETHIS@gci.net> wrote in message news:BD3A6E99.FB3C%patricREMOVETHIS@gci.net...
> I am going to Austin in a couple weeks for a month to check it out with the
> intention of moving there. It would be great to hear about the
> audio/recording community in general.
>
> It would be great to check out some studios and maybe chat with some folks
> and see what is going on.
>
> Also interested in the acoustic Folk/Pop scene there.
>
> Also interested in Texas Barbecue.
>
> Thanks for any info you gots...
 
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<< I am going to Austin in a couple weeks for a month to check it out with the
intention of moving there. >>

Man, why would anybody want to leave Anchorage?!


Scott Fraser
 
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in article ClcRc.3617$BO.3097@nwrddc03.gnilink.net, David Morgan (MAMS) at
mams@NOSPAm-a-m-s.com wrote on 8/7/04 2:04 PM:

> You know, I almost moved to Alaska three years ago, but it appeared
> that you and Kurt had the market sewn up...
>
> Can you tell me what you're planning to do with your facility?
>
> Thanks, luck, & maybe I'll see you around....

Well, Kurt may have it all sew up. He has since I've been here. I have
dropped out of commercial production and have just been using the studio for
myself.

Moving is just a possibility. I've been here 23 years. Kids are out of
school. Might be nice to be somewhere else. Alaska is incredible, I have
alot of roots here. I can always come back.

I own my space outright. I would probably take most of the equipment with
me. Ya know, a pretty powerful get-up can have a fairly small footprint
these days.

Just peeking over my horizons. Patric
 
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in article 20040808013613.03983.00001000@mb-m17.aol.com, ScotFraser at
scotfraser@aol.com wrote on 8/7/04 9:36 PM:

> << I am going to Austin in a couple weeks for a month to check it out with the
> intention of moving there. >>
>
> Man, why would anybody want to leave Anchorage?!
>
>
> Scott Fraser

Hey Scott. I've been here a long time. A change might do me good. I could
probably stand some Texas sun. I could also stand to be closer to a music
scene like Austin for awhile. I went to HS in Fort Worth and I grew to love
Texas.

Alaska is pretty much a country all unto it's self. I like that. Texas I
think is more like a Banana Republic that a state. I like that. Ha!

Patric
 
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"Patric D'Eimon" <patricREMOVETHIS@gci.net> wrote in message
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> in article 20040808013613.03983.00001000@mb-m17.aol.com, ScotFraser at
> scotfraser@aol.com wrote on 8/7/04 9:36 PM:
>
> > << I am going to Austin in a couple weeks for a month to check it out
with the
> > intention of moving there. >>
> >
> > Man, why would anybody want to leave Anchorage?!
> >
> >
> > Scott Fraser
>
> Hey Scott. I've been here a long time. A change might do me good. I
could
> probably stand some Texas sun. I could also stand to be closer to a
music
> scene like Austin for awhile. I went to HS in Fort Worth and I grew to
love
> Texas.
>
> Alaska is pretty much a country all unto it's self. I like that. Texas
I
> think is more like a Banana Republic that a state. I like that. Ha!

LOL And due to their isolation from the rest of the state, some cities in
Texas (El Paso, Midland/Odessa) are like a banana republic unto themselves!
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<< Alaska is pretty much a country all unto it's self. I like that. Texas I
think is more like a Banana Republic that a state. I like that. >>

Yup. I've spent a good amount of time in Alaska on gigs & recording projects. I
know Anchorage well enough to know it's a pretty ugly city, but cities are not
what Alaska is about. If you are outside of the city limits it can be
unbeatable.

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"Patric D'Eimon" <patricREMOVETHIS@gci.net> wrote in message news:BD3C64C6.1034A%patricREMOVETHIS@gci.net...
> in article ClcRc.3617$BO.3097@nwrddc03.gnilink.net, David Morgan (MAMS) at
> mams@NOSPAm-a-m-s.com wrote on 8/7/04 2:04 PM:
>
> > You know, I almost moved to Alaska three years ago, but it appeared
> > that you and Kurt had the market sewn up...
> >
> > Can you tell me what you're planning to do with your facility?
> >
> > Thanks, luck, & maybe I'll see you around....
>
> Well, Kurt may have it all sew up. He has since I've been here. I have
> dropped out of commercial production and have just been using the studio for
> myself.
>
> Moving is just a possibility. I've been here 23 years. Kids are out of
> school. Might be nice to be somewhere else. Alaska is incredible, I have
> alot of roots here. I can always come back.
>
> I own my space outright. I would probably take most of the equipment with
> me. Ya know, a pretty powerful get-up can have a fairly small footprint
> these days.
>
> Just peeking over my horizons. Patric

If you're wanting to stay in the business, you'll find a studio on every corner,
in every rehearsal hall, and in most decent nightclubs. I've talked to an awful
lot of touring players (after spending 18 years in the oldest live music room in
Dallas), and the concensus seems to be that live, about 10% of the operators
actually know what they are doing and the 'talk' market is cheap. There are a
boatload of very fine studios there and some really super engineers, but the
state of the home recording business has put a lot of folks either out of the
market or dwindled them down to owner-operator status. When I was looking
to make a move, I asked everyone I could find in Anchorage (three of you that
were well known) and everyone I knew of repute in Austin, and all agreed....
if there was a place for me in the studio, it would be because of the amount
of business I could bring. Apparently, there is no such thing as 'overflow' any
more. I personally couldn't leave the clients that put food on my table to start
all over as a stranger somewhere. I'm not much in the BS department any
more.

All that gloom and doom aside, I'll be glad to help you any way I can.

S I T...

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David Morgan (MAMS)
http://www.m-a-m-s DOT com
Morgan Audio Media Service
Dallas, Texas (214) 662-9901
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http://www.artisan-recordingstudio.com
 
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in article nhWRc.17421$114.9462@nwrddc02.gnilink.net, David Morgan (MAMS) at
mams@NOSPAm-a-m-s.com wrote on 8/9/04 6:20 PM:

>
> "Patric D'Eimon" <patricREMOVETHIS@gci.net> wrote in message
> news:BD3C64C6.1034A%patricREMOVETHIS@gci.net...
>> in article ClcRc.3617$BO.3097@nwrddc03.gnilink.net, David Morgan (MAMS) at
>> mams@NOSPAm-a-m-s.com wrote on 8/7/04 2:04 PM:
>>
>>> You know, I almost moved to Alaska three years ago, but it appeared
>>> that you and Kurt had the market sewn up...
>>>
>>> Can you tell me what you're planning to do with your facility?
>>>
>>> Thanks, luck, & maybe I'll see you around....
>>
>> Well, Kurt may have it all sew up. He has since I've been here. I have
>> dropped out of commercial production and have just been using the studio for
>> myself.
>>
>> Moving is just a possibility. I've been here 23 years. Kids are out of
>> school. Might be nice to be somewhere else. Alaska is incredible, I have
>> alot of roots here. I can always come back.
>>
>> I own my space outright. I would probably take most of the equipment with
>> me. Ya know, a pretty powerful get-up can have a fairly small footprint
>> these days.
>>
>> Just peeking over my horizons. Patric
>
> If you're wanting to stay in the business, you'll find a studio on every
> corner,
> in every rehearsal hall, and in most decent nightclubs. I've talked to an
> awful
> lot of touring players (after spending 18 years in the oldest live music room
> in
> Dallas), and the concensus seems to be that live, about 10% of the operators
> actually know what they are doing and the 'talk' market is cheap. There are a
> boatload of very fine studios there and some really super engineers, but the
> state of the home recording business has put a lot of folks either out of the
> market or dwindled them down to owner-operator status. When I was looking
> to make a move, I asked everyone I could find in Anchorage (three of you that
> were well known) and everyone I knew of repute in Austin, and all agreed....
> if there was a place for me in the studio, it would be because of the amount
> of business I could bring. Apparently, there is no such thing as 'overflow'
> any
> more. I personally couldn't leave the clients that put food on my table to
> start
> all over as a stranger somewhere. I'm not much in the BS department any
> more.
>
> All that gloom and doom aside, I'll be glad to help you any way I can.
>
> S I T...
Thanks for the report. I pretty much figured it that way. I gave up on
owning a competing studio some time ago. I am concentrating on songwriting
these days. That is what I use my system for.

It may be that I can still accomplish what I want to accomplish from here in
Anchorage. However, I'm trying to be open to being somewhere else. I'll
check out Austin.

About Anchorage. I was in SF a week ago. Seattle before that and NYC
recently. I really appreciate Anchorage each time I get back. We are
having a stunning Summer. Warm and sunny every day. YeeHaa!

I'll probably get to Dallas on this trip. If you are open to it and give me
a number I'd love to see what you are doing there.

Take care...Patric
 

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In article <BD3DC5CD.109C3%patricREMOVETHIS@gci.net>,
patricREMOVETHIS@gci.net says...
> It may be that I can still accomplish what I want to accomplish from here in
> Anchorage. However, I'm trying to be open to being somewhere else. I'll
> check out Austin.

Austin ain't what it used to be. Most of the personality
of the town is now missing, thanks to greedy politicians and
politically correct nonsense. There's lots of studios around,
not as many places to play as there used to be, and hundreds
of bad garage bands. Everybody and their mother has a studio
in their house now, thanks to Cakewalk , M-Audio, and whoever
else.
I've seen a lot of closing sales for studios in the past
couple of years. A lot of nightclubs that were institutions
are now gone. We call ourselves the "Live Music Capitol of
the World", and then the cops hassle the musicians trying to
load up equipment after the clubs close on 6th street.
Good luck, but Austin's just another big town nowadays, it
seems...
---Michael (of APP)...
 
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"Patric D'Eimon" <patricREMOVETHIS@gci.net> wrote in message...

> > All that gloom and doom aside, I'll be glad to help you any way I can.

> Thanks for the report. I pretty much figured it that way. I gave up on
> owning a competing studio some time ago. I am concentrating on songwriting
> these days. That is what I use my system for.

I'd be willing to bet there's a good deal of commercial, A-2 or A / V stuff happening
in an area like that... I know a couple of folks who push slide projectors or a simple
speech set ups (hotels, etc.) and make decent shift pay; keeps them close to the
business.

> It may be that I can still accomplish what I want to accomplish from here in
> Anchorage. However, I'm trying to be open to being somewhere else. I'll
> check out Austin.

About ten years ago, the local media writers and publicists were calling
Austin, "The Third Coast". It developed a few 'festival'-like annual events
and caught a small place on the map. There *is* opportunity. Personally,
I always made fun of the whole "3rd Coast" routine - it always seemed as
nothing much more than a tourist enhancing, carnival-like atmosphere that
wreaked havok on small streets and leaft a few thousand people (including
performers) wandering around saying... "WTF!"

> About Anchorage. I was in SF a week ago. Seattle before that and NYC
> recently. I really appreciate Anchorage each time I get back. We are
> having a stunning Summer. Warm and sunny every day. YeeHaa!

Oh, I see... at best I assume you mean that the sun is up and some
lower altitude snow has melted. <g>

> I'll probably get to Dallas on this trip

I'll drop you an e-mail.


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David Morgan (MAMS) wrote:
> About ten years ago, the local media writers and publicists were calling
> Austin, "The Third Coast". It developed a few 'festival'-like annual events
> and caught a small place on the map. There *is* opportunity. Personally,
> I always made fun of the whole "3rd Coast" routine - it always seemed as
> nothing much more than a tourist enhancing, carnival-like atmosphere that

That, and combined with the whole "we aren't Silicon Valley, but
we're the Silicon Hills" schtick also done (supposedly) in favor
of Austin, the two of them sound kind of like, "Hey, we do that
too! Don't forget about us!". In other words, if you have to
SAY that you are a hot place for something, then maybe you are not
that hot a place for it.

On the other hand, there seems to be a fair amount of both music
and computer stuff in Austin, so it's not really a totally made-up
idea either.

- Logan
 
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Michael wrote:

> Austin ain't what it used to be. Most of the personality
> of the town is now missing, thanks to greedy politicians and
> politically correct nonsense. There's lots of studios around,
> not as many places to play as there used to be, and hundreds
> of bad garage bands. Everybody and their mother has a studio
> in their house now, thanks to Cakewalk , M-Audio, and whoever
> else.
> I've seen a lot of closing sales for studios in the past
> couple of years. A lot of nightclubs that were institutions
> are now gone. We call ourselves the "Live Music Capitol of
> the World", and then the cops hassle the musicians trying to
> load up equipment after the clubs close on 6th street.
> Good luck, but Austin's just another big town nowadays, it
> seems...

Austin still has a strong artistic crowd and serious cultural bent but
selfcentered greediness, the calling card of the "ME" generation, is
rampant, and civilization struggles in the face of ignorance. (I think
much of this will appear in nice perspective when Eddie Wilson's tome
about Armadillo World Headquarters, the precursors engergies to it, and
subsequent cultural and political developments hits the stands next
year.)

Meantime, if you're in Austin, the South Austin Museum of Popular
Culture, 1516 South Lamar Blvd., currently has a Jim Franklin (JFKLN)
show up for looks, and it's a worthy gander.

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David Morgan wrote:

> About ten years ago, the local media writers and publicists were calling
> Austin, "The Third Coast".

That was actually happening before AWHQ closed on the first day of 1981.
Some of the core of that bowel movement liked to sit surrounded by
pricey dark wood paneling smoking expensive cigars in fancy offices,
touting their movie business, which wasn't happening much. But they'd
seen enough movies to know what success in the movie biz was supposed to
look like on TV.

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Logan Shaw wrote:

> On the other hand, there seems to be a fair amount of both music
> and computer stuff in Austin, so it's not really a totally made-up
> idea either.

Austin is where the coastal plain meets the Balcones escarpment; that's
an energy confluence and the place has been into music and dancing since
before it was even fully founded.

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"hank alrich" <walkinay@thegrid.net> wrote in message news:1gig8l7.1hxekonpsx8cuN%walkinay@thegrid.net...
> David Morgan wrote:
>
> > About ten years ago, the local media writers and publicists were calling
> > Austin, "The Third Coast".
>
> That was actually happening before AWHQ closed on the first day of 1981.
> Some of the core of that bowel movement liked to sit surrounded by
> pricey dark wood paneling smoking expensive cigars in fancy offices,
> touting their movie business, which wasn't happening much. But they'd
> seen enough movies to know what success in the movie biz was supposed to
> look like on TV.
>
> --
> ha


Ah well, I always have been just a little out of step....

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In article <1gig8cs.1ewlunr15rcaf4N%walkinay@thegrid.net>,
walkinay@thegrid.net says...

> Meantime, if you're in Austin, the South Austin Museum of Popular
> Culture, 1516 South Lamar Blvd., currently has a Jim Franklin (JFKLN)
> show up for looks, and it's a worthy gander.

I'm embarassed to admit that I've lived in Austin since 1985, and I've
never heard of this place. What is it?

jim andrews
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Isn't that the place by Planet K on South Lamar?
I don't think it's been there that long.
They have some cool poster art there from the Armadillo World Headquarters
daze...


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> > Meantime, if you're in Austin, the South Austin Museum of Popular
> > Culture, 1516 South Lamar Blvd., currently has a Jim Franklin (JFKLN)
> > show up for looks, and it's a worthy gander.
>
> I'm embarassed to admit that I've lived in Austin since 1985, and I've
> never heard of this place. What is it?
>
> jim andrews
> four/four records, llc
 
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hank alrich <walkinay@thegrid.net> wrote in message
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> David Morgan wrote:
>
> > About ten years ago, the local media writers and publicists were calling
> > Austin, "The Third Coast".
> That was actually happening before AWHQ closed on the first day of 1981.
> Some of the core of that bowel movement liked to sit surrounded by
> pricey dark wood paneling smoking expensive cigars in fancy offices,
> touting their movie business, which wasn't happening much. But they'd
> seen enough movies to know what success in the movie biz was supposed to
> look like on TV.


Yep, that "Third Coast" business was a load of bull and still is.

A handful of business stiffs and politicians can't manipulate economics and
culture to the point of engineering another Hollywood.
It's silly. If anything, in spite of the ongoing influx of musical and
artistic talent, people who continue to make Austin their home and
intermingling grounds, the local mirror junkies have actually served to
alienate creative culture & undermine popular artistic venues whenever
possible. e.g. recent episode in which well to doers who built condos right
next to the club district nearly destroyed the music scene by passing an
absurdly unrealistic and uninformed sound ordinance. Protest ensued and the
ordinance was altered to reflect reality, but such encroachments will likely
continue. It's a constant struggle where by way of creative will & good
spirits, artists and their patrons manage to exert enough pressure to keep
an integral part of the soul essence of the city flowing in the face of
soulless swarms of tailored suits and hermetically sealed luxury sedans.
:p

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Cerion <eeeeek@notmail.comedy> wrote:

> in the face of
> soulless swarms of tailored suits and hermetically sealed luxury sedans.

I'm thinking cynaoacycrilate could help, from the outside, with the
sealing.

--
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