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Discussion in 'Ask Justin Meldal-Johnsen' started by sir juice, Sep 9, 2008.
I can't help but wonder...
It must be!
Also, if I'm not mistaken, isn't that former NIN drummer/engineer Chris Vrenna behind the trap set?
My goodness, I thought the guitar player was Buckethead!
Vrenna and I, yes. That was the first Gnarls Barkley gig ever, and I put that band together as the MD. Fun times. Worst mix I've ever heard, tho.
Not so great mix but an awesome rendition nonetheless. Quite a bit bigger than the original, but still had that stripped down urgent feel. That band looks like it was a lot of fun.
Is Vrenna still doing Tweaker? His stuff in the Alice McGee game was pretty cool. I remember a track he did with Shudder To Think...
I think he's still doing tweaker, but he's also busy with Marilyn Manson doing programming and keyboards.
how do you go around meeting so many great musicians, even assembling bands for them?
Just doing session after session after gig after gig, touring like crazy, doing A&R, being out on the town, the "rolodex" gets large. Mine is enormous, and I like putting cool people in touch with other cool people. Not hard to do when you're busy in a town like LA.
and I like putting cool people in touch with other cool people.
This is great because I like to see cool people playing with cool people!!
I like Beck and Im a big NIN fan, for example. I saw some videos where you play with NIN on the current tour and you're amazing playing with the band!
Trent did a good choice!
Thank you, Camila. I'm always very very glad to hear that!
But you deserve!
And Justin, still about cool people:
I've heard you like Mutantes too, and I like this band very much (but, I have to admit that I liked more when Rita Lee was in the band. I love Rita Lee!), so I'd like to know if you know other brazilian bands or musicians.
(yes, I'm brazilian)
I am a big Rita Lee fan as well, of course.
I love Quarteto Em Cy very much, as well as of course Caetano.
I also have an affinity for some of the great Brazilian post-punk, like Chance, Atk, Agentss, Ira!, Akira S, De Policia, stuff like that.
Can't say I know all of those bands. I feel like I just got owned.
Quarteto Em Cy is very good and Caetano Veloso too (he's one of the best musicians of Brazil). I also like Ira, but lately the band had problems with the vocalist and they split up.
Nowadays, I listen few brazilian musicians. I like to listen to regionalist brazilian music like Alceu Valença, Zeca Baleiro, Zé Ramalho, Lenine, and others. They are excelent song writers. If you can listen to these artists, do it!