Love a Great Veggie Burger, and Live in NYC?  Check Yum Veggie Burger Blog

Love a Great Veggie Burger, and Live in NYC? Check Yum Veggie Burger Blog

Oh, sometimes just the thought of a great veggie burger can get my mouth watering!  Fortunately I’m not alone, they are  available all over.  But, how do you know which are the best?  Well you can go by recommendation.  Experience will cut through the maddening choices. If you live in NY City, there is a great resource for the hunt of top veggie burger, and it’s called Yum Veggie Burger.  Ali, who reviews them in NYC and beyond is a great resource.  I think you should check out her blog – she’s been at it a while and there is…

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A History of Transporterraum NYC Part 4

A History of Transporterraum NYC Part 4

After all this time getting the studio together, with the construction, wiring the patchbay, getting the gear, etc, we were finally ready to get to recording.  Fortunately we had a great band in here to start:  The Satellites.  This very talented band came to us via producer Sami Yaffa, currently playing bass for the New York Dolls, and others.   At the time I was playing keyboards and vibraphone for Sami’s band, Mad Juana.  It was a dub style hard rock band – “AC/DC meets Bob Marley”.  Very cool band.  For a bit Mad Juana had been located on the…

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History of Transporterraum NYC Part 3 - A Visit from Upstairs

History of Transporterraum NYC Part 3 – A Visit from Upstairs

We had just started to do a little music finally in the studio.  A lot of money was spent by us, and a huge amount of work.  Then “L1” and “L2″ showed up in our space.  L1 stated ” Um… I see what you are trying to do here, and I just want you to know it will never work.  You need to stop and move out.  Or build a room inside a room for sound reduction.”  (Estimate – $30,000).  Of course we had signed a lease, remember “24 hour access to rock”.  “Tricky” offered no help, as was becoming…

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History Of Transporterraum NYC Part 2

History Of Transporterraum NYC Part 2

So now we had our space, and let me tell you, it was raw and ugly … but with potential, nice 12 foot ceilings, and a great location.  The thing was, we were renting half of a floor, but there was no wall dividing us from others.  What there was was a depth of dirt and grime that was thick enough to shovel out – no lie. Now I was beginning to realize that we needed some serious help.  I was not too good at construction, and Gordon and Ann – no better that is for sure.  I mean, yes,…

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A history of Transporterraum NYC Studio, Part 1

A history of Transporterraum NYC Studio, Part 1

It was almost the year 2000, and I was sitting in my apartment when I got a call from a fellow named Gordon Raphael, asking if I needed to do any more recording at the studio he was involved with  – Chateau Relaxo, on Ludlow Street in the East Village of NYC.   I had been doing a few recordings there.  It was obvious that Gordon new something about recording, as the recordings done at his small, low ceiling studio, running something called ProTools (digital recording software), were coming out as well as the recordings I had been doing in…

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