I enjoy that word ‘pioneer’ being used here…I think of all the mind expanding moments I’ve been able to have because of pioneers who developed electronic instruments for our expression. They were and are PIONEERS- keep dreaming!
Our studio celebrates Roland, from the TR606 (way back, for early drums) to my beloved Jupiter 8, MKS80 SuperJupiter, our first sequencer the awesome MSQ700, and recently the wacky lil boutique vocoder VP-03…Boy Meets Girl is thankful to Ikutaro Kakehashi for his pioneering work at Roland, and for his timeless inspirations.
If you’re interested in a more detailed history of the Roland instruments and pictures, see this wonderful article in
SoundOnSound Magazine “The History Of Roland”
Shannon sends her best wishes- I will be at the conference this year, looking forward to hearing new songs and stories!
See you there, Geo
Our love goes out to Bobbi Kristina Brown, her family and loved ones at this unimaginably difficult time. Rest In Peace darling Bobbi, or maybe you and your mom are up there dancing and sharing the love.
George and Shannon
“Love Wins, in any situation
(chorus for our song “Love Wins” c1991 BoyMeetsGirl Music)
Yesterday as the Supreme Court ruling became known, it seemed unreal that something we have lived with for so long was undone, and a new path for America is laid.
We were reminded of a song of ours that has been in the closet for over 20 years…it’s a song about struggle, perseverance, and belief that…well, sing the chorus with us!!!
(this is a funky little home demo that has not been touched since…so we hope you enjoy, and sing it LOUD.)
CLICK ON LOVE WINS:
always timely…always true
Hiyoo, all- there is a fresh new take on our song for Whitney Houston “I Wanna Dance With Somebody(Who Loves Me)” : Natalie La Rose’s “Somebody” is currently #18 in the Billboard chart after just a few weeks, wow!! Fun video as well- a tip of the hat to Whitney’s video. Check it out!
A few of you know that Shannon and I were in Deniece Williams’ band back in the early 80s, and were fortunate to sing backing vocals for her hit song “Let’s Hear It For The Boy”. The song was written by Tom Snow and Dean Pitchford, and produced by George Duke. It was an illuminating look at a top-notch session in George’s state of the art home studio. I learned so much from those brief studio moments that have served me since; his easy way with people, making us all feel comfortable, guiding the session and keeping the mood light- like the song we were there to record.
George produced Deniece’s next record and she did two of our songs, “Haunting Me” and “Don’t Tell Me We Have Nothing”. He had me bring in my synthesizer, and even though he had the best of everything and was a brilliant player, George urged me to play the parts he liked from the demo- a sweet man, and a thrill for me.
He just recently completed a new album titled DreamWeaver ; a dedication to his wife, who died one year and a day before him.
Thank you George, remembering you fondly
George Duke gave us one of our finest early Los Angeles recording experiences, for which I’m thankful. He made us laugh, was so warm and welcoming of us (at the time) newcomers to LA, masterful at his craft and we kept in touch for a time. Blessings on his sweet smiling soul!!!!
Love to his family, and to GD.
yipes…sweeping out the corners, and cobwebs. a varied and interesting life keeps us away-
not so bad.
I love our site, we aim to visit more often!
Love and appreciation,
There is an end-of-year mention of Whitney Houston, a lovely and thoughtful article by John Jeremiah Sullivan in the New York Times Magazine this past Sunday.
He offers some other things to think about beyond our own recollections of “How Will I Know”.
Love and best wishes to you all,
George and Shannon
Hi there- we had a hiccup with our mail server and recently solved it, thanks to our intrepid website guru Joe Kraynik. Our email address is: email@example.com, same as it ever was…and once again, it works- thanks Joe!
Well wishes to all,
George and Shannon
Check out this wonderful post, gotta love this:
Norbert’s Puppet Dance Party
Kelly McFarling singing with Norbert at Grocery On Home in Atlanta, Georgia- nice one!