drum tuning video

spent the day making the first in a series of videos on drum tuning for the Puremix website. is an advanced audio tutorial website - basically an instructional website for producers, engineers, and musicians who do their own recording. it was great thinking about the subject from the standpoint of a non-drummer; the info they need to do the job, and how robust a subject it is, even though it seems simple to someone who has a lot of experience. check out for the video and for lots of other helpful videos about recording and production.

finally, a website

Hi folks,
Well at long last I've gone and done it. For years and years I've been paying to keep a whole bunch of domains for no apparent reason, and now I have this fancy website to make it all worth it. It will be perpetually under construction, so don't hesitate to email me with comments. I will be slowly but surely uploading more content and refining the structure. I hope you like it!

waterside plaza gigs

the music business never ceases to amaze me - I got a call from the person who books bands at Waterside Plaza in Manhattan (NYC). It's a nice apartment complex on the eastern shore of manhattan just north of 23rd street. they have a nice outdoor music series in their piazza on wednesday nights in the summer. Just confirmed today is a date for The Harlem Speakeasy Orchestra on the 25th of July. It's open to the public, so come on out - it's a great vibe. 7-9pm.
but that's not what amazed me - she asked me if I wanted to be a judge for theiramerican idolsend-up, which is gonna be called Waterside Idol - basically an amateur (I think) talent contest.
I've done a lot of different things in the music biz, but this takes the cake on one of the most surprising. I think it will be a gas.

Graham Hawthorne 2012