Below are the things we’ve posted to Twitter recently. In reverse chronological order, just like Twitter… We’re reposting 195 tweets this time with a total of 108 links to stuff that (mostly) didn’t end up on GLONO.
# RT @seanonolennon: Now they say I’m abusing Lennon fans? Because I’m defending my mother from insults over an advert I had NOTHING to do with!? 3 minutes ago
# How come Paul McCartney never made another album as good or as weird as Ram? about 2 hours ago
# Sad about Haeley. RT @maura: tonight’s ‘american idol’ recap, in which i get to the point: http://bit.ly/csZzTO about 4 hours ago
# “With Paula, you’re never more than a few minutes away from seeing a grade-A display of batshit antics on live TV.” http://ow.ly/1eHYx #idol about 4 hours ago
What makes a good producer? As I see it, there are three types of producers all bringing their own unique talents to a project:
• Technician – Acting more as an engineer, the Technician understands how to capture great sounds. The Technician is a technological wizard who has an innate understanding of instruments and amps that’s as thick as Sears catalog. Think: Steve Albini.
• Maestro – A composer and arranger, the Maestro doesn’t just read music but also understands it so intricately that he can turn any melody and bridge any verse so seamlessly that it’s impossible to imagine how it could have gone any other way. Think: Phil Spector or Brian Wilson.
• Life Coach – This character has a bizarre and natural sense of what’s Right and Wrong in music. He may not have the technical knowledge or natural ability to play music, but he instinctively understands how to create an atmosphere and draw out the best in an artist. Think: Rick Rubin.
While widely different in their approaches to music, each of these production styles, when successful, share two things: Good Taste and Style. Both of which Mark Ronson has for miles and miles.