Tom Dowd and the Language of Music

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Tom Dowd and the Language of Music

Post by foley » Fri Aug 13, 2004 9:18 am

Good review of the new Tom Dowd documentary in today's ny times. Here's the link, I hope it works: ... 3DOWD.html

This guy really was a genius, and this movie sounds like excellent viewing.

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Re: Tom Dowd and the Language of Music

Post by James Dawson » Fri Aug 13, 2004 9:33 am

If this is the one that aired on Cable/direct tv a few years ago it is exceptional. Dowd was a genius and a musician. In one scene they are all recording together on the floor and not isolated. He is serving as much as producer making suggestions when he walks by somebody playing a Les Paul and casually mentions his "g" string is out of if you'd quitely say to someone "your fly is undone."

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Re: Tom Dowd and the Language of Music

Post by TapeOpLarry » Sat Aug 14, 2004 12:34 pm

Amazing film. We'll be showing bits at TapeOpCon 2005! The best is him working on the Manahattan Project and then returning to recording music instead of physics...
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Re: Tom Dowd and the Language of Music

Post by GT40sc » Sun Aug 15, 2004 11:38 pm

NPR had a very nice piece on this...aired Sunday morning, August 15th.

The film will be out on DVD in a couple of weeks. I'll buy one for sure...

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