november 2005

elliott's music to be played live this wednesday & elliottsmithmedia.com

thanks to oh los angeles and erik for sending us word that erik and friends will be playing some of elliott's songs at the vic in santa monica this wednesday, novemeber 30th at midnight. here is erik with more info: i will be doing another concert at the vic in santa monica, wednesday, november 30 at midnight. it's gonna be awesome. it will feature original music, the music of elliott smith, and much more. this will the vic's last show of 2005 (no concerts in december) so come check out and support this awesome venue before the new year hits. i hope to see you there! this show will feature: leo kitajima- violin, ariel walden- viola, gerald clayton- piano, aaron arntz- piano, john graney- vocals, mandolin, guitar, jake widgeon- drums, guitar, matt slocum- drums, sara gazarek- vocals, erik kertes- bass, arrangements and other special guests boo ya! live at the vic, november 30, 2005, midnight, 2640 main st., santa monica, ca 90405 $5 thevicforjazz.com (888) for jazz.

even though it was a little over a month ago (sorry!), i would love to mention that brad has relaunch his site dedicated to elliott and elliott's music, elliott smith media. the new updates include a really great way of connecting traders in the hopes of sharing elliott's live music and videos freely. you can search the databse of shows that have been added by other fans for cds and dvds. not only that, you can also track your trades and whom you are trading via the site! you can also add images, if you have them, for the shows too. it looks like there is going to be an elliott smith tribute podcast too eventually, so please check it out! if you like to visit the site, please go to elliottsmithmedia.com! thanks brad :) (11.27.05)

new monkey studios opens!

it's so awesome to share this message with you. joel graves from earlimart and his partner, robert cappadona bought elliott's new monkey studios from elliott's family (rumors were that aaron espinoza from earlimart or members of grandaddy bought the studio but they were actually great supporters of joel and robert to buy the studio!) anyway, over the last year joel and robert have been putting a lot of work, money and love into fixing the studio. elliott bought a lot of vintage equipment for new monkey so a good number of it was half working and elliott was spending a lot of time fixing the equipment while he was recording there. well, joel and robert (along with other smart recording techs and engineers) were able to continue the work elliott had done and help bring the studio into the working condition they thought elliott would have done in his memory.

they are happy to announce that new monkey studios is now open and it would be so awesome if we could help get the word out to musicians and engineers so it can help them keep the studio open forever. here is what joel sent me to give you so you can have more info about the studio if you or you know people who are interested in recording there. if you would like to check out their myspace.com page, please go to: http://www.myspace.com/newmonkeystudio

"new monkey studio in van nuys, ca is now open for business. after a year of renovation and vintage equipment repair, we're ready to officially open the doors. the studio features an early 1970's trident a-range mixing desk (one of 13 in the world, we've had it re-capped and ultra-sonically cleaned in the last year), an mci 2" tape machine (as well as 1/2" & 1/4" two-track machines, & the 8-track 1/2" machine), a nice selection of vintage and new outboard gear (1950's stereo fairchild 670, vintage teletronix la-2a, urei 1176, ua 175, sony dre-S777, api mic pre's & eq's, and much much more), and a great selection of microphones (neumann u48, u87, a pair of coles 4038's, soundelux u95, plus all the standard utility mics). the studio consists of a good-sized control room, a live tracking room, a small lounge (with tv, fridge, coffee maker, microwave, bathroom), an isolation room, a mic locker/machine room, and a hallway that can be used as an isolation booth. there is also free wireless internet throughout the studio. artists who have recorded in the studio include elliott smith, jon spencer blues explosion, the elected, troy von balthazar, & peter walker. we're working to get a website online soon, but in the meantime you can send us an email (newmonkeystudio@gmail.com) with any booking questions. a complete list of recording equipment and instruments is available for serious inquiries. the studio was purchased from the estate of elliott smith in august of 2004, and we're doing everything we can to make sure that this will always be elliott's place."

please come back later this week for a post of catch up news! (11.13.05)