Woof! We tie the knot, and here's the evidence. That's Jean and her mother Sue at left.
Take part in the festivities at Amendment 21 in San Francisco, as we celebrate Tony's 34th summer.
Return to the Black Rock Desert with Dan, Jean, and Glen.
Megavolt man, human car wash, thunderdome, bone sushi, red-feather-hat-man, gerbil people, solar-powered bronze peapods, ono-like pure-white bubble machine sculptures, and of course fire, lots and lots of fire...it was all there in the Black Rock Desert.
Commemorating over two hundred years of America's independence, we drank crystal-cold mint juleps and grilled the traditional salmon steaks and tofu dogs, Many Pix of Gernot, Anna, Susan, Cadir, Kyle, Mara, Katherine, Theo, and Dan.
I've known Mara, and her sister Dina, since at least junior high school (and probably before). After a brief sojourn in the east, Mara is back in the Bay Area and working for justice in the courts of Marin County. She also plays a mean game of Boggle, and took all of the photos used on Dan and Gernot's Let It Snow CD.
Gernot and Mara relaxing from their respective labors during a break in the recording.
Mara at the July 4th shindig.
Mike was The Cool Freshman at Cal when Tony and I were at least somewhat chilly sophomores. He is still cool, and now has much longer hair. Mike played guitar with a band called Rapid Transit, of which I disavow any further knowledge (though there might be a photo somewhere).
Mike has built some pretty major websites for some pretty major clients, but if he has an active website for himself, I haven't been able to find it!
Paul was the crazy little brother of The Cool Freshman. He's still quite crazy, but he's no longer very little. Paul is the rapper, and I am the DJ.
His website can be found at www.paulbrodhead.com.
Alex is wild, thoughtful, and extremely photogenic. The last part is perhaps natural, since he's also very talented on the other side of the camera. He's in many of the bachelor party photos.
Nana is a landscape architect. She looks up, down, and all around. She also maintains a somewhat more classical web page.
More importantly, she is featured on TOUPSIE'S Babes page, rated four..,umm...Toupsies, "babe-o-rama," on the Toupsie scale.
Danny was recently married to Heather World, and both are now off to Amsterdam for a year or two. We have the scoop on Danny's bachelor party, however, which should offer Danny's fans something to tide them over until he returns.
(Don't get too eager; there's nothing terribly salacious here, unless you count topless photos of Danny.)
Andy is a very funny guy, and a DSP guru ("Dr. Adaptive Filters") who works with me at Korg. Andy is married to Shelly McCarthy, and they have a son, Josh, and a new daughter, Claire.
I met David in sunday school, back in fifth or sixth grade, so he's a friend from way back. He's a talented composer and music supervisor with an impressive resume, and we do music together from time to time. He's also in a bunch of the photos from Danny's bachelor party.
Jason, as you well know, is the Hero of the People. He is now living in Berkeley, and engaged to Elizabeth.
You may pay him proper homage at http://www.cygnus.com/~jason/.
No relation to John. And much cuter. (Sorry, John.)
No relation to Jean. I first met John in Junior High, hanging out with Tony Pierce and David Randrup. John was recently married to Linda.
Photo: Tony and John laughing in shadow and light.
Deb Palmer: teacher, student, adventurer. We're no longer romantically involved, but I am still glad to have her as a friend. There are several photos of Deb in the Burning Man section.
My brother; talented artist and groovy dad.
Tony is an artist. He doesn't look back. He does, however, maintain an interesting web page.
Will worked with me at Korg R&D for a time, and then answered the Welcome Back, Kotter call of his alma mater, the University of Miami. He's now happily ensconsed as a professor in their Music Engineering department, and lives in a beautiful house with his beautiful wife, Maria.
Will kindly engineered (so to speak) for me to give a talk to the U Miami student chapter of the Audio Engineering Society, which gave me an opportunity to see him in his new digs, as well as a chance to check out the Cuban food of Calle Ocho and the sands of South Beach.
Benny is a great friend, and a remarkable bass player and producer (he's humble as well, so he'll cringe when he reads that). Check out his website, at http://www.bennyworld.com.
Matt went to school with me for the first two years at Berkeley, before he transferred to the Berkelee School of Music in Boston. (I still maintain that the main purpose in transferring was to make his transcript more confusing...)
Our freshman year, we'd hang around the dorm, talk about girls, play music, and order out for garlicky Brazilian pizza. For the second year, he shared an apartment with Tony Pierce. Matt and I played together in the band Rapid Transit, and we have the photos to prove it.
He's all grown up now, teaching guitar, studying for a masters in music at USC, and living with his wife Sandy (and their two dogs) in the hills of Topanga.
Justin needs to get a real web page if he's going to play with the big boys. However, you can find his ftp directory at: http://www.csua.berkeley.edu/~tomich/.
I first met Rudy in the offices of Electronic Musician magazine, and then really got to know him when we were seated together on a plane back from the LA NAMM show in 1991. Serendipity rocks.
Rudy writes extensively about music and music technology, does music recording, editing and mastering, creates audio for Lionel model trains, and more; for the full scoop, check out http://www.well.com/user/trubitt.
Rudy isn't actually being punched in the photo to the left, as you can see in the complete photo.
Mark and I went to high school together at Dos Pueblos in Santa Barbara (or Goleta, to be more specific), but we've gotten to know each other much better since then. Mark is married to Lisa, and you can see photos of them and their daughter Beth at http://www.geocities.com/lilurwick/.
Boyd has moved to Minnesota, but his web page is still in that old familiar place: http://www.zocalo.net/~waters/boyd.html.