A.S.S.R. Rocks at Winter NAMM!

Dateline Jan 19th 2011: Complete with new T-shirts, booth babes, celebrity visitors, and appearances varying from awards presenter to guitarist, Alan Parsons and the A.S.S.R. team rocked at the Winter NAMM show in Anaheim this year.

There were regular signing and meet ‘n’ greet sessions on the booth, with Alan signing everything from copies of the DVD, to T-shirts, to vinyl copies of Dark Side Of The Moon.

Friday afternoon saw Alan being interviewed by legendary music technology pundit Mr. Bonzai in NAMM’s H.O.T. Zone. Alan talked about everything, from working with The Beatles to compression, in a well-attended session that was filmed and will be posted shortly.

Friday evening, Alan and Mr. Bonzai were joined by fellow Beatles engineer Ken Scott as presenters at the TEC Awards–the Oscars of the pro audio industry– where he presented the gongs in the consoles category. Simon Rhodes, a featured interview in A.S.S.R., won for Film Sound Production on Avatar and Lindsay Buckingham was the recipient of the Les Paul Lifetime Achievement Award, an award that Alan himself won several years ago.

Spotted in and around the A.S.S.R. booth were producers Sylvia Massey, Elliott Scheiner and Niko Bolas, uber-drummer Simon Phillips, Monkee Peter Tork, Abi Colbeck and Coley Read from Sabretooth, Ken Jordan from The Crystal Method, violinist extraordinaire Christine Wu, currently on tour with A.R. Rahman, and the incomparable Stevie Wonder. Stevie and Alan’s entourages collided at one point, almost totally blocking the aisles of the Anaheim Convention Center.

Saturday night saw Alan up on stage at neighboring watering hole Spaghettini’s, joining Ambrosia’s David Pack for his annual NAMM Jam featuring the incomparable Larry Carlton (‘stunning,’ Alan was heard to comment during Larry’s solo segment), Simon Phillips, Kevin Cronin, and others.


Mr Bonzai - http://www.mrbonzai.com/
TEC Awards - TEC Awards Page, TEC Foundation News
Sylvia Massey - http://www.radiostarstudios.com/
Peter Tork - http://www.petertork.com/
Sabretooth - http://www.sabretoothme.com/
The Crystal Method - http://www.thecrystalmethod.com/
Simon Phillips - http://www.simon-phillips.com/cms/
David Pack - http://www.davidpack.com/
Christine Wu- http://www.christine-wu.com/