Keith Fredrickson and Daniel Kutcher

GSP #25: The Super Hero Origin Story of Dan, Volume 3

GSP #25: The Super Hero Origin Story of Dan, Volume 3

Getcha Some Productions Podcast Episode 25 ( A podcast covering all things related to music production: from the first note to the last fan and everything in between. Our mission is to create music and to inspire others to do the same. Not your typical podcast, each episode is a live business meeting. We are figuring out how to build a music production company (a media empire) as we go and listeners come along for the ride. This is an archive of our progress or lack thereof. This podcast is always candid and unrehearsed. In this episode we discuss: Just like in the hunger games, this is our quarter quell. Dan is asking now whether the hunger games is a Gordon Ramsay type of television show. We talk a lot about gear, as usual. Talking about the ability to find custom instruments on We talk about my 1972/1973 Fender Vibro Champ. Talk about Dan’s 1970s telecaster. And of course his new bass. We talk a little bit about my Martin guitar (GPCPA4) as well and we talk about Taylor guitars and their new bracing. My understanding is that this new type of bracing effects the sound so profoundly that it actually affects how in tune it sounds. So, there’s something about the bracing that makes the guitar sound more in tune all else equal. Which is crazy. Settle down Yngwie Malmsteen OK. This is the quarter quell so we have to get back on track none of this screwing around. We’re talking about Dan. We’re back talking about Dan and we’re talking about his life story in music and we’re picking up where we left off when Dan went to college and joined his first band in college which was called quartet temple blues. In that quartet they played lots of crazy music: Frank Zappa Indian classical fusion frogs which stands for progressive and music This is the period of time where Dan was obsessed with Frank Zappa. He was constantly listening to Frank Zappa We talked about first time we met at Bard College at the Blum music building. I was sitting in the “sitting area” which was basically just a corner of the room at the top of the stairs with a couch. Dan describes me as sitting there and bugging out with our friend Barbara. Of course I probably was bugging out about something I don’t know why it makes sense but it does. We have to shout out to Ted Hudson who is one of the nicest guys in the universe who was the resident bass player at Bard College until he graduated then Dan moved in on the turf for a year or two. I said I would shout out Ted’s music licensing business so I have to remember to put a link in the show notes. Called ColorWheel Music. That’s when Dan and I started working together. This is when our paths collide. We were in a jazz band that played a weekly gig at a café called Café Pongo in Tivoli, NY. The band lineup was Barbara Smith on alto saxophone, Daniel Kutcher on bass Cody [Something] on piano and Ben Gurley on drums but first it was Julius Masri on drums and then Ben took over when Julius left the band. Dan has a much better memory of what happened to that band. Apparently there was some kind of vacation and pretty much half the band didn’t return to school. Cody moved on to other things and a different school and Ben Gurley was not interested in being at Bard at all, he wanted to go to Berkeley school of music so he left and that band fell apart. Dan is hilarious. He says that when he’s listening back to really old recordings he’s thinking that he doesn’t recognize anything he played he doesn’t recognize even the person that he was back then. So he’s just like, OK. That’s the music OK. I guess I played that. Yes Dan is again very hilarious because he’s sometimes listens back to old stuff that he used to play and he’s like what the fuck was I doing. He describes himself as having no filter or having even less of a filter back then so he would just throw something in there...

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