Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale of DEVO being grumpy old men. That's not a slam, by the way. As a slightly younger (well, much younger, actually) grumpy old man myself, I appreciate their perspective a lot. (And if you've been involved in the music industry for any amount of time and don't end up a grumpy old man, you're doing something wrong... )
Lately, I've been embracing the 'less is more' approach they talk about in this video. It's actually a lot more challenging to strip away elements from a mix than to just keep layering. Every bit has to count more and it actually takes a surprising amount of skill.
On a side note, when I lived in Williamsport, Pennsylvania many years ago, one of the guys I worked with rented a room in town from Gerald Casale's dad!