New York City, September 2009
This time I was traveling to NYC alone, which always seems strictly business and therefore immediately more boring.
First off, I visited my old friend Dan Countenny’s great store Chelsea Guitars at 23rd Street.
I also spent a while reminiscing history outside Electric Lady Studios located at 52 West 8th Street in Greenwich Village. The studio was built by the legendary Jimi Hendrix, and this was where Keith Richards mixed the Hail!, Hail! Rock'n'Roll film soundtrack and the album.
Had a meeting with Charlie Drayton, a highly regarded drummer (Paul Simon, Divinyls, etc.) and bass player (X-pensive Winos, Cult, etc.) at my hotel in Upper West Side Manhattan.
Pierre de Beauport arranged a meeting with Perry Margouleff. Perry is a producer and musician, and he specializes in vintage guitars, amps and analog recording. He has worked, among others, with The Rolling Stones, Jimmy Page, Aerosmith and Cheap Trick. I had an audition for my Baby Buxom 10 string model and Swan 8 string bass over at his splendid Pie Studios in Long Island.