Billie & Simon

December 16th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Hardly a moment goes by without me thinking about Billie Rainbird and Simon Phillips, and what they going through, after losing their home and recording studio to the Thomas Fire in Ojai, earlier this month.

I don’t think I have ever met two more beautiful people than Billie and Simon. There is a lot of love in these two!

Help them by visiting their gofundme Life Rebuilding Fund page for more information.

Billie Rainbird & Simon Phillips in 2016

Billie Rainbird & Simon Phillips in 2016

Coconut (1971)

August 31st, 2017 § Comments Off on Coconut (1971) § permalink

Harry Nilsson! My understanding of calling the “doctor in the morning,” would change forever!

Wrapped Around Your Finger – Dan Hill

January 7th, 2017 § Comments Off on Wrapped Around Your Finger – Dan Hill § permalink

This was Mick Fleetwood’s favourite song, of mine!

While we were producing Dan Hill’s, Seduces Me, for Celine Dion, at the end of 1995, we recorded my song, Wrapped Around Your Finger, for Dan’s solo album; I’m Doing Fine.

We recorded the basics for the song, at my Treehouse studio, in the Dell, Hollywood. I played the keys, acoustic guitar, and bass, then we overdubbed Steve Ferrone’s drums at Record Plant with Steve Churchyard, and Michael Thompson’s guitars, at his Cocoa Butt Studio, in the Baldwin Hills.

Wrapped was top 10 on radio, before it, and the album, were pulled from distribution, after 8 weeks! Oh well…

New Album from Warren Cuccurullo

July 13th, 2016 § Comments Off on New Album from Warren Cuccurullo § permalink

Warren just released a great new album!

Free Express-O Machine

The Rose Vortex is:
Warren Cuccurullo – guitars, vocals, piano, percussion
Azar Lawrence – tenor & soprano sax
Tommy Mars – electric piano, organ, synth
Alex Alessandroni – piano, synth
Doug Lunn – bass
Joe Travers – drums
Munyungo Jackson – percussion
Michael Hunter – trumpet
Rachel Sierra – vocals
Mayuto Correa – percussion

and Savanah Blessing Mandel, Brigitte & Racine – vocals (‘Don’t Blame It On Me’)


Bar Marmonte with Sally & Kim

May 28th, 2015 § Comments Off on Bar Marmonte with Sally & Kim § permalink











John Jones
with Sally Boyden and Kim Crain – Happy Birthday Girls!

Odd Encounters

April 4th, 2015 § Comments Off on Odd Encounters § permalink

Jones and gang at the opening of the Cinemark in Playa Vista in March.

Floating on an Ocean with Robert Sarzo!

July 7th, 2014 § Comments Off on Floating on an Ocean with Robert Sarzo! § permalink

Happy Birthday U.S.A.! The Fourth of July was a blast!

Last year at this time I was in the Hampton’s recovering from a mild concussion, recieved during a tennis lesson on a clay court. I tripped running backwards! Ouch!

This year we were invited to our local and very historic marina to hang with the Sarzo’s on their yacht. Robert plays guitar in Hurricane and in Queensryche!

We went for an inflatable dinghy ride in the main channel of the harbour. I tweeted this photo of me and Robert at sea!

Along with friends “magic bus” Alex, on keys and loops, and fellow sailor Robert, on snare and cymbal, the three of them serenaded the entire marina, throughout one of the biggest fireworks displays on the west coast of the United States, and well on into the night, all performed on the upper deck of the Sarzo yacht.

Band on the helm!

Celebration of Syn USA Opening at Troika Los Angeles

May 20th, 2014 § Comments Off on Celebration of Syn USA Opening at Troika Los Angeles § permalink

What a grand way to say hello to the community! Bravo Syn!

Nick and Norico Wood led the celebration at Troika on La Brea avenue in Los Angeles, California.

And who in their right mind wouldn't enjoy an open barrel of Saki from Japan?


John Jones and Sean Halley under the red light!

My Grammy Week started at the Village Studios…

January 26th, 2014 § Comments Off on My Grammy Week started at the Village Studios… § permalink

The 7th Annual Producers & Engineers Wing Grammy celebration at the Village Studios honoring Neil Young was a special night.

Neil Young on stage in the ballroom at the Village Studios

I shot this short clip of the introductory part of Neil’s speech to show the atmosphere in the ballroom. It was fantastic!

And then Dave Mathews came out and played a couple of Neil’s songs.

And here is one of the traditional photos many of us take at these events.

John Jones, Frank Oglethorpe, Neil Dorfsman, Elliot Scheiner, Steve Churchyard at the Village Studios


Long Time Sun, Davinci and Jones

January 1st, 2014 § Comments Off on Long Time Sun, Davinci and Jones § permalink

This is a great combination of clips from the various studios we had use of in the 00’s. Many shots of Drumroll and Orange studios.
We wrote the music using traditional lyrics. May the Long Time Sun Shine Upon You!

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