Greetings from Beyond Zuma!!
I live at the far western end of Malibu and am in the music, video and film
business. I played in a surf band in the 60's, remember "Wipe Out"? Well, I
have had a colorful career since then and have built a few homes out here.
I still surf (I was nominated to the International Surfing Hall of Fame, see,
there is an award for everything) and sail my Hobie Catamarans. I have some
good projects moving along... One with the Scorpions, a German band I have been
associated with for 14 years.
I've recently become involved in a new venture, Monaco Records with Herman
Rarebell (Scorpions drummer) and Prince Albert. Our first release is coming up
with Dose, a group headed by Gregory Clewley. Gregory wrote 5 songs on Julian
Lennon's new album due out February 18th, 1997.
I grew up in Palos Verdes Estates and moved to Malibu because it still had many
of the qualities PV had in the 50's. It is beautiful and there is a sense of
community here, plus, there is still some open land.
I attended UCLA for a brief period studying ethnomusicology but spent more time
at USC in the film school learning about scoring. I had been doing film music
for a while. I studied entertainment law at their Law School when I became part
of the management team for Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, The Band, Peter Paul and
Mary and several other artists (Todd Rundgren was a part of that experience)
but never took the bar. I took a course offered by the Columbia-Princeton
school of Electronic Music in the late 60's and studied at the Bhulabahai
Institute in Bombay, India, studying Indian music, as the guest of Ravi
Shenkar. I lived in New York for a year, working for MGM, and spent 1 1/2 years
traveling around the world, through 33 different countries photographing and
recording music. I like it here best.
I recently received an award for documentary work I shot with Wilson-Philips
and am currently working on a long form video for the Scorpions. I was the
Executive Producer for104 half hour shows on surfing, over 7 years, that we
edited at CNN.
'So what exactly do you do for a living?' That's what my Dad wants to know.
Nothing, exactly. But I do follow 'the inspiration' and have been able to
survive and enjoy life.
On the ranch, in Malibu, there are 3 pigs (Norma Jean---a gift from Luke
Perry--- Heckle & Jeckle). See, I have enough little piggies to 'go wee, wee,
wee all the way home!' They have their own place down by the stream called
"Grossland" named after my 1,500 pound pig Elvis... karma, you eat like one..
you come back as one! Unfortunately, Elvis has left the building. We are
anxiously awaiting a visit by Diane Fineswine, this being an election year...
and you know how important pork is to politicians. There are 5 cats and an
assortment of birds, i.e., exotic chickens, arucanas, turkeys and guinea fowl.
There are some lovely horse trails and when it is clear you may see 7 islands
from on top of the hill.
I've never been able to find a carpool to go anywhere (consequently I have 4
vehicles) from out here, but then again, it is so nice to live in an
under-populated, spectacularly beautiful area, most of the time.
Some areas of experience that I would be able to advise on are: Personal
Management, Publishing, Performing, Producing, Film, Casting, Modeling, Music,
TV News, Professional Water Sports, Building & Farm chores.
Please feel free to chat anytime.
I would like to have more friends with Mac's. tel:(310) 457-4405
PowerPC 8500 with 20" multiscan, Mac llci-32megs+stuff under the hood, CD-ROM,
syquest, video spigot, PowerBook 3400, 520, Duo 230, 210, some old Mac's that I
fix up and give away (I give away a lot of stuff over the year), Newton 120,
thinking about more stuff, aren't you?
Escargot Mail: 3465 Encinal Canyon Road, Malibu, Ca. 90265
Member LAMG Board of Directors
LAMG Digest: Reviewer
President: Broadbeach Records, Peaceable Records, Charmlee Music Publishing,
BMI, Peaceable Kingdom Publishing, ASCAP; Personal Manager, Producer, Director,
Music Supervision, Developer.
Credits: Artists managed, members managed in groups, produced, performed with
or performed my material(1961-1995):Surfaris, Challengers, Chuck Berry, Little
Richard, Sonny & Cher, Aretha Franklin, Righteous Brothers, Marvin Gaye, Nancy
Wilson, Trini Lopez, James Stuart, Sandra Dee, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Beach
Boys, Donovan, Jan & Dean, Drifters, Coasters, Dave Clark Five, Byrds, Jerry
Lee Lewis, Wilson Pickett, James Brown, Ike & Tina Turner, Rolling Stones,
Jefferson Airplane, Barbara Streisand, James Taylor, Mama's & Papas, Michael
Jackson, Doobie Brothers, Jimi Hendrix, Steely Dan, Scorpions.
Films: acted in, associate produced, music supervision; "Take Her She's Mine",
"Broken Rainbow" (Academy Award winner), Gotcha, "Surfers, The Movie",
Producer of television shows (Wave Watch) and music videos (Scorpions, Wilson
Phillips, Jimi Hendrix, Aerosmith)
Affiliations: National Academy Of Recording Arts & Sciences, Screen Actors
Guild, American Federation of Television & Radio Artists, American Federation