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“Solid Air” Singer-Songwriter John Martyn Dead at 60

January 30, 2009

British singer-songwriter John Martyn, best known for his 1973 album Solid Air, died today, January 29th, at the age of 60. A note on Martyn’s official Website reads, “With heavy heart and an unbearable sense of loss we must announce that John died this morning.” No cause of death was provided. In a career than spanned four decades Martyn worked with artists including Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Steve Winwood, the Band’s Levon Helm and Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour. But it was Solid Air that earned him most acclaim.

In 2006, Martyn played the album in its entirety as part of the All Tomorrow’s Parties Don’t Look Back series. The title track “Solid Air” is reportedly a tribute to Pink Moon singer-songwriter Nick Drake, a good friend of Martyn’s who died of an overdose 18 months after Solid Air’s release. Martyn’s final studio album, 2004’s On the Cobbles, features contributions from Paul Weller, Mavis Staples and the Verve’s Nick McCabe. Martyn has been credited in the past for influencing artists like U2, Portishead and Clapton, who covered Martyn’s “May You Never,”

Phil Collins, who played drums on Martyn’s 1980 album Grace and Danger and produced his 1981 Glorious Fool, told the BBC, “John’s passing is terribly, terribly sad. I had worked with and known him since the late 1970s and he was a great friend. He was uncompromising, which made him infuriating to some people, but he was unique and we’ll never see the likes of him again. I loved him dearly and will miss him very much.” David Gilmour’s Twitter also made note of Martyn’s passing, saying “Sorry to hear – and say – that John Martyn passed away this morning.”

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Auralex Famous Clients List!

November 20, 2008

Auralex has just released a list of some of their clients. Quite impressive. If you are looking for Acoustic Treatment products…you can’t really go wrong with Auralex!

“Auralex has 32 years of helping famous folks sound their best, and here’s a sampling of some of the notable entities with whom we’ve worked, often on multiple projects. You’re sure to recognize quite a few of these names, but bear in mind that this is just a sampling…and we’re contractually prohibited from mentioning many of our clients by name.

“A few of them would be tops on this list if we were allowed to mention them.

“The reason the Famous Clients List should be important to you is this. Auralex makes available to ALL our customers the exact same consulting expertise and technical firepower that helps our most famous clients. So, no matter whether you’ve got a few hundred bucks to spend or the kind of mega-budgets many of these clients are used to, you can rest assured that the friendly, competent engineers at Auralex will help your space be the absolute best it can be. I promise that you’ll enjoy dealing with Auralex, just as these famous clients did, and that you’ll be more than pleased with the results we help you attain.”

Eric Smith
Founder & President

·          ABC Radio Network
·          ABC TV
·          AT&T
·          Adaptec
·          Alan Meyerson
·          Alto Reed (Bob Seger’s Silver Bullet Band)
·          An Anonymous “Phamous” Rock Band
·          Andrew Gold
·          Andy Cichon (Shania Twain, Billy Joel)
·          Anheuser-Busch
·          Apple Computer
·          Ardent Studios
·          Art Academy of San Francisco
·          Audio Technica
·          Audix
·          Azden
·          Baldwin Pianos
·          Barnes & Noble, New York City
·          Barney & Friends
·          Barry Carl (Rockapella)
·          Beavis & Butthead
·          Bell Telephone Research Labs
·          Ben Fowler (E. Clapton, M. McDonald, Bad Co.)
·          Berklee College Of Music
·          Beyonce
·          Bill Fulton (I Am Weasel/Cartoon Network)
·          Bill Kreutzmann (The Grateful Dead)
·          Blue Man Group
·          Blues Saraceno (M. Bolton, T. Dayne, Cher, Jack Bruce)
·          Bob Hodas (acoustician)
·          Bob Kevoian (The Bob & Tom Show)
·          Boeing
·          Bootsy Collins
·          Bose
·          Brian Foraker (Heart, Yes, KISS, Starship, Night Ranger, .38 Special, Whitesnake, ELP, etc.)
·          Brian Knave
·          Brian May (Queen)
·          Brian Tankersley (Joel Osteen, Sawyer Brown, Shania Twain, Lonestar, Brooks & Dunn)
·          Brigham Young University
·          CBS Radio Network
·          CBS Sports
·          CBS Television’s CSI
·          Carvin
·          Castle Oak Productions (Titanic, Tremors, Wings, 21 Jump Street, Jose Feliciano, Sergio Mendes)
·          Celine Dion
·          CharlieUniformTango, Dallas (Cadillac, JC Penney, AT&T)
·          Chevron USA
·          Chris Henderson of 3 Doors Down
·          Christopher Cross
·          Chuck Surack (Sweetwater Sound)
·          Cigna Insurance
·          Cinema Video
·          Clay Krasner (Chely Wright)
·          Clint Black
·          Cobra Golf
·          Collateral Damage (Warner Bros./A. Schwarzenegger Film)
·          Collective Soul
·          Community Loudspeakers
·          Crawford Post
·          Daniel Spitz (Anthrax)
·          Danny Seraphine (original drummer of Chicago)
·          Dave Meniketti (Y&T, Taco Bell, Levi’s, Mattel)
·          David Paglia (producer/engineer)
·          David Rosenthal (B. Joel, B. Springsteen, Robt. Palmer)
·          David Schwartz (Northern Exposure, Ellen Degeneres, etc.)
·          Deftones
·          Dennis DeYoung, James Young & Todd Sucherman (Styx)
·          Denver Center For The Performing Arts
·          Dick Ervasti (Voice of Sports on Fox & Tons More)
·          Dick Wilkerson (Former Voice of WGN-TV, Chicago)
·          Digidesign
·          Digital Insight
·          Digital Sound Works (Babylon 5, Frazier/Becker, NBC, ABC)
·          Doane Perry (Jethro Tull)
·          Dominic Guss (Stevie Nicks, The Outfield, Kurzweil)
·          Don LaFontaine (voiceover god)
·          D’arcy & Smashing Pumpkins
·          Dr. Laura
·          Dreamworks
·          EA Sports
·          ESPN
·          Eddie Kramer (Zeppelin, Hendrix, Stones, AC/DC)
·          Ed Friedland (Bass Guitar Magazine)
·          Editel
·          Electroplex
·          Ensoniq
·          Eric Clapton
·          Event Electronics
·          Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
·          Famous Detroit Rapper
·          Fender Museum
·          Folded Space Technologies
·          Ford Motor Company
·          Fruit of the Loom Country Comfort Tour
·          Full Sail Center For The Recording Arts
·          General Dynamics
·          George Lynch, Grammy®-Winner (Lynch Mob, Dokken)
·          George Terry (Eric Clapton Band)
·          Gibson
·          Gino & Ross Vannelli
·          Gordon Campbell (Earth Wind & Fire, etc.)
·          Greg Karukas
·          Harman Automotive
·          Harpo Studios (Oprah Winfrey’s Company)
·          Healing Sixes
·          Henry Lee Summer
·          Hitachi
·          Hunter Fan Company
·          Investor’s Business Daily
·          Irving Azoff
·          JBL
·          James Taylor
·          Jars of Clay
·          Jeff Marino (Carolyn Dawn-Johnson)
·          Jerry Ragavoy (songwriter, producer, and founder of the Hit Factory)
·          Jerry Springer (editing suites)
·          Jim Bratton (Dow, Exxon, Shell, Continental, Compaq)
·          Jim Brock (Kathy Mateo)
·          Joe Bonamassa (#1 Billboard® Blues Artist)
·          Joe “Guido” Welsh (Wal-Mart, Atlanta Hawks, Turner Netwk.)
·          Joey Donatello (J. Jackson, T. Yearwood, T. Braxton, R. Kelly)
·          John Ashton (Psychedelic Furs)
·          John Baxter (Re-Flex)
·          John Blackwell (drummer with Prince, Patti LaBelle)
·          John Ferenzik (Todd Rundgren)
·          John Kay (Steppenwolf)
·          Johnny A
·          Journey
·          Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center
·          Kansas City Royals Broadcasting
·          Kathy Mattea
·          Kenny Aronoff (Mellencamp, Fogerty, Etheridge, Seger)
·          Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Rush. Healing Sixes)
·          Klipsch
·          Kodak
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