shameless hype

that’s what it is — gratuitous commercialism running rampant. But I thought I’d let you know that I have created a radio spot (rather long one at about 5 minutes in length) to promote my new CD, which is shipping now. I have decided to spare the readers of this website the constant bombardment of…

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FUNKMEISTER CD Liner notes

Hello World! I figured it was about time to let you all hear some of mysongs. This catalog ranges from 1985 to the present in terms of dates the songs were written, although these tracks were produced between January of 2008 and May of 2009. But seriously folks, ain’t nothin’ but a groove or two.…

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Picante!

Here is something I think you will really enjoy: this is a recording of a really dynamic group I was lucky enough to be a part of in Ann Arbor during the early eighties — a Latin Jazz group that called itself “Picante”  — that means “spicy” for those of you gringos that don’t speak…

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R.I.P. Emily

she was the best ever. 1993-2008

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bass fishin’

what is the deal with the fisherman with the bass guitar? a long time ago in Ann Arbor Michigan I had a friend who was an awesome guitarist, who was a bit younger than me. His first name was Mike and I don’t remember his last name but I’m sure he’s done great things with…

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Jerry Carr: this Must Be Heaven

Throwdown by Jerry Carr Album: This Must Be Heaven Label: Cherie Records (a division of Atlantic Records) Year released: 1981 Producer: William Talbert Executive Producer: Norton Stern Horn Arrangements: Hugh Jarvis Hitchcock fyi: the coolest horn parts are in the second half of the song!!! Jerry Carr was/is a local Detroit Artist that was produced…

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Make No Mistake

Make No Mistake composed, arranged, performed, produced and engineered by Hugh Jarvis Hitchcock audio mix remastered 7/14/09 video re-edited on 7/16/09 saxophone by Jesse Jones Jr. Latin percussion by Joe Collado Video by Jay Surrell Original CD artwork by Olavo Machado Neto What can I say about this elixir, errr… movie? Well… Jay Surrell, of videobillboards.org,…

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programmer’s blog

A while back, I received the following email, which I thought was funny enough to keep: <quote> Dear CARFAX Customer, You may have recently received an email from “Carfax the Wonder Dog“. Unfortunately, this email was not meant to be sent and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Please delete the email.…

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Iggy Pop was my Summer Camp Counselor

I am not kidding you, it’s the Gospel truth. Iggy Pop was my camp couselor. His specialty was turtle-catching, in a rowboat. He wasn’t known by the name Iggy Pop in those days, however. Back then he was just Jim Osterberg. Both he and his father “Jimmy” worked at the day camp my mother sent me to. I…

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Quit Cryin’!

Thelonius Fonk featuring Ronrico Morris ok Ron you can quit cryin’ now [RONRICO: If yer readin’ this man, I want you to know the only reason I wrote it is because I love you and I miss you bro. We used to throw down some serious sh&t.] So what’s all this “Quit Cryin” insanity all…

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Old Tapes

When my father died last year, it sort of put a whole new perspective on my life. When I saw the writeup on him in the New York Times, and all the many others, and how they listed all his accomplishments, I sort of realised how I hadn’t ever done the same thing for myself… just…

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Captain Jarvis

I received my new copy of Captain Jarvis today… the record was not released on CD, Noel died in 1994 ya know… the only copy I had was my original vinyl disc from 1979. I used it to make an mp3 a couple of months ago, but there was still an annoying skip that’s been…

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