Coffee In Milan

Coffee In Milan

Photo by Linden Hudson (amateur photographer)

Freeze frame from video shot by Linden Hudson. (amateur photographer, cheap cameras, photo fluorescent lights, just having fun)

Who is Linden Hudson?

CLASSICBANDS DOT COM said: “According to former roadie David Blayney in his book SHARP DRESSED MEN: sound engineer Linden Hudson co-wrote much of the material on the ZZ Top ELIMINATOR album.” (end quote)

(ZZ Top never opted to give Linden credit, which would have been THE decent thing to do. It would have helped Linden’s career as well. The band and management worked ruthlessly to take FULL credit for the hugely successful album which Linden had spent a good deal of time working on. Linden works daily to tell this story. Also, the band did not opt to pay Linden, they worked to keep all the money and they treated Linden like dirt. It was abuse. Linden launched a limited lawsuit, brought about using his limited resources which brought limited results and took years. No one should treat the co-writer of their most successful album like this. It’s just deeply fucked up.)
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(see full story at Linden’s website: www.linden-hudson.com/birth-of-the-zz-top-eliminator-album )
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Hear the original ZZ Top ELIMINATOR writing/rehearsal tapes made by Linden Hudson and Billy Gibbons at: www.flickr.com/photos/152350852@N02/35711891332/in/photol…
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LICKLIBRARY DOT COM (2013 interview) ZZ TOP’S BILLY GIBBONS SAID: “the Eliminator sessions in 1983 were guided largely by another one of our associates, Linden Hudson, a gifted engineer, during the development of those compositions.” (end quote) (Gibbons admits this after 30 years, but offers Linden no apology or reparations for lack of credit/royalties)
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MUSICRADAR DOT COM (2013 interview with ZZ Top’s guitarist Billy Gibbons broke 30 years of silence about Linden Hudson introducing synthesizers into ZZ Top’s sound.) Gibbons said: “This was a really interesting turning point. We had befriended somebody who would become an influential associate, a guy named Linden Hudson. He was a gifted songwriter and had production skills that were leading the pack at times. He brought some elements to the forefront that helped reshape what ZZ Top were doing, starting in the studio and eventually to the live stage. Linden had no fear and was eager to experiment in ways that would frighten most bands. But we followed suit, and the synthesizers started to show up on record.” (once again, there was no apology from ZZ Top or Billy Gibbons after this revelation).
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TEXAS MONTHLY MAGAZINE (Dec 1996, By Joe Nick Patoski): "Linden Hudson floated the notion that the ideal dance music had 124 beats per minute; then he and Gibbons conceived, wrote, and recorded what amounted to a rough draft of an album before the band had set foot inside Ardent Studios."
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FROM THE BOOK: SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP (By David Blayney) : "Probably the most dramatic development in ZZ Top recording approaches came about as Eliminator was constructed. What had gone on before evolutionary; this change was revolutionary. ZZ Top got what amounted to a new bandsman (Linden) for the album, unknown to the world at large and at first even to Dusty and Frank."
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CNET DOT COM: (question posed to ZZ Top): Sound engineer Linden Hudson was described as a high-tech music teacher on your highly successful "Eliminator" album. How much did the band experiment with electronic instruments prior to that album?
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THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE, MARCH 2018: "Eliminator" had a tremendous impact on us and the people who listen to us," says ZZ Top’s bass player. Common band lore points to production engineer Linden Hudson suggesting that 120 beats per minute was the perfect rock tempo, or "the people’s tempo" as it came to be known.
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FROM THE BOOK: SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP by David Blayney: (page 227): "…the song LEGS Linden Hudson introduced the pumping synthesizer effect."
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(Search Linden Hudson in the various ZZ Top Wikipedia pages which are related to the ELIMINATOR album and you will find bits about Linden. Also the main ZZ Top Wikipedia page mentions Linden. He’s mentioned in at least 7 ZZ Top related Wikipedia pages.)
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FROM THE BOOK: SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP By David Blayney: "Linden found himself in the position of being Billy’s (Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top guitarist) closest collaborator on Eliminator. In fact, he wound up spending more time on the album than anybody except Billy. While the two of them spent day after day in the studio, they were mostly alone with the equipment and the ideas."
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FROM THE BOOK: BEER DRINKERS & HELL RAISERS: A ZZ TOP GUIDE (By Neil Daniels, released 2014): "Hudson reportedly had a significant role to play during the planning stages of the release (ELIMINATOR)."
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FROM THE BOOK: ZZ TOP – BAD AND WORLDWIDE (ROLLING STONE PRESS, WRITTEN BY DEBORAH FROST): "Linden was always doing computer studies. It was something that fascinated him, like studio technology. He thought he might understand the components of popular songs better if he fed certain data into his computer. It might help him understand what hits (song releases) of any given period share. He first found out about speed; all the songs he studied deviated no more than one beat from 120 beats per minute. Billy immediately started to write some songs with 120 beats per minute. Linden helped out with a couple, like UNDER PRESSURE and SHARP DRESSED MAN. Someone had to help Billy out. Dusty and Frank didn’t even like to rehearse much. Their studio absence wasn’t really a problem though. The bass and drum parts were easily played with a synthesizer or Linn drum machine." (end quote)
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FROM THE BOOK: "SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP" BY DAVID BLAYNEY: "After his quantitative revelations, Linden informally but instantly became ZZ Top’s rehearsal hall theoretician, producer, and engineer." (end quote)
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FROM THE BOOK: "ZZ TOP – BAD AND WORLDWIDE" (ROLLING STONE PRESS, BY DEBORAH FROST): "With the release of their ninth album, ELIMINATOR, in 1983, these hairy, unlikely rock heroes had become a pop phenomenon. This had something to do with the discoveries of a young preproduction engineer (Linden Hudson) whose contributions, like those of many associated with the band over the years, were never acknowledged."
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FROM THE BOOK: ​SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP (By DAVID BLAYNEY) : "The integral position Linden occupied in the process of building El​iminator was demonstrated eloquently in the case of song Under Pressure. Billy and Linden, the studio wizards, did the whole song all in one afternoon without either the bass player or drummer even knowing it had been written and recorded on a demo tape. Linden synthesized the bass and drums and helped write the lyrics; Billy did the guitars and vocals."
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FROM THE BOOK: "TRES HOMBRES – THE STORY OF ZZ TOP" BY DAVID SINCLAIR (Writer for the Times Of London): "Linden Hudson, the engineer/producer who lived at Beard’s house (ZZ’s drummer) had drawn their attention to the possibilities of the new recording technology and specifically to the charms of the straight drumming pattern, as used on a programmed drum machine. On ELIMINATOR ZZ Top unveiled a simple new musical combination that cracked open a vast worldwide market.
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FROM THE BOOK: "SHARP DRESS MEN – ZZ TOP" BY DAVID BLAYNEY: "ELIMINATOR went on to become a multi-platinum album, just as Linden had predicted when he and Billy were setting up the 124-beat tempos and arranging all the material. Rolling Stone eventually picked the album as number 39 out of the top 100 of the 80’s. Linden Hudson in a fair world shoud have had his name all over ELIMINATOR and gotten the just compensation he deserved. Instead he got ostracized."
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FROM THE BOOK: ​SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP by DAVID BLAYNEY: "He (Linden) went back with the boys to 1970 when he was working as a radio disc jocky aliased Jack Smack. He was emcee for a show ZZ did around that time, and even sang an encore tune with the band, perhaps the only person ever to have that honor." (side note: this was ZZ Top’s very first show).
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FROM THE BOOK: "SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP" BY DAVID BLAYNEY: "Linden remained at Frank’s (ZZ Top drummer) place as ZZ’s live-in engineer throughout the whole period of ELIMINATOR rehearsals, and was like one of the family… as he (Linden) worked at the controls day after day, watching the album (ELIMINATOR) take shape, his hopes for a big step forward in his production career undoubtably soared. ELIMINATOR marked the first time that ZZ Top was able to rehearse an entire album with the recording studio gadgetry that Billy so loved. With Linden Hudson around all the time, it also was the first time the band could write, rehearse, and record with someone who knew the men and the machines. ZZ Top was free to go musically crazy, but also musically crazy like a fox. Linden made that possible too."
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FROM THE BOOK "ZZ TOP – BAD AND WORLDWIDE" (ROLLING STONE PRESS, BY DEBORAH FROST, WRITER FOR ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE): "… SHARP DRESSED MAN which employed Hudson’s 120 beat-per-minute theory. The feel, the enthusiasm, the snappy beat and crisp clean sound propelled ELIMINATOR into the ears and hearts of 5 million people who previously could have cared less about the boogie band of RIO GRANDE MUD."
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ULTIMATECLASSICROCK DOT COM: "This new melding of styles was encouraged by Hudson, who served as a kind of pre-producer for ​EL LOCO … … Hudson helped construct ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard’s home studio, and had lived with him for a time. That led to these initial sessions, and then a closer collaboration on 1983’s ​ELIMINATOR.
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FIREDOGLAKE DOT COM: "I like Billy Gibbons’ guitar tone quite a lot, but I lost all respect for them after reading how badly they fucked over Linden Hudson (the guy who was the brains behind their move to include synthesizers and co-wrote most of their career-defining Eliminator record)."
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EMAIL FROM A ZZ TOP FAN TO LINDEN (One Of Many): "I write you today about broken hearts, one is mine and one is for you. I have been a ZZ Top fan since I was 6 years old. I purchased ELIMINATOR vinyl from Caldors in Connecticut with the $20 my grandma gave me for my birthday. I will spare the #1 fan epic saga of tee shirts, harassing Noreen at the fan club via phone weekly for years, over 40 shows attended. Posters, non stop conversation about the time I have spent idolizing this band, but more Billy G, as he has seemed to break free of the Lone Wolf shackles and it became more clear this was his baby. In baseball I was Don Mattingly’s #1 fan, Hershel Walker in football, Billy Gibbons in music. What do these individuals have in common? They were role models. Not a DUI, not a spousal abuse, not a drug overdose, not a cheater. Until I read your web page. I read Blayney’s book around 1992 or so, I was in middle school and I was familiar with your name for a long time. I didn’t realize you suffered so greatly or that your involvement was so significant. It pains me to learn my idol not only cheated but did something so wrong to another being. I now know this is where tall tales and fun loving bullshit and poor morals and ethics are distinguished and where I would no longer consider myself to look up to Billy. I love to joke and I love credit but I have always prided myself on ethics and principles… I hold them dear. I wanted to say, the snippet of UNDER PRESSURE you played sounded very new wave and I may like it more than the finished product. Well that’s all. You have reached ZZ Top’s biggest fan and I can let others know. Bummer. Cheers and good luck. James."​

Posted by lindenhud1 on 2018-02-21 19:30:25

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Kent St

Kent St

In light of the recent smokin’-in-yo-face ban, I probably should’ve visited a nicotine-stained lung for this week’s Bar Fly to see what it was like to, er, see a venue that is usually otherwise cloaked in a thick fog of floating cancer. Instead, I forgot, and was reminded only by a tiny, handwritten sign taped to the front door of Kent St, one of Smith Street’s (confused yet?) most appealing drinking destinations, advising patrons they must now take their fags outside. Such modest charms are typical of this delightful bar and cafe.

Behind the large roller door (which is a glossily bright shade of Margaret Fulton kitchen green), Kent St unfolds in a marvellously ramshackle fashion. Like Miss Haversham’s formerly grand abode, had Miss Haversham lived in an upstairs-downstairs townhouse near Number 96, the place is like a ’70s dream house gone to seed. You half expect to be greeted by a bunch of dust-covered ladies-who-(didn’t-make-it-to)-lunch in bell-bottomed playsuits clutching stale vodka stingers.

Hanging plants luxuriate at head height, while creepers spill out of a birdcage that was long ago vacated. A fabulous mishmash of vintage furniture and fittings is thrown about in a jumble, from Doris Day-esque dressers used as coffee tables, to modular lounges that were once the height of foam-filled chic. Walls full of small framed prints provide colour and movement among the various velvety shades of (peeling) paint.

You can even sit in the box windows like a living piece of visual merchandising and confuse fussy passers-by who fail to to explore Kent St’s shambolic wonders.

The bar itself is perched at the top of a diminutive flight of stairs, looking down upon the action. A wide and characterful range of beers is available, as well as carefully chosen spirits and wine (and the usual softies, including the glorious San Pellegrino blood orange, truly the thinking person’s fizzy drink). The coffees (and hot chocs) are great, as are the accompaniments – a heavenly (and very CWA-ish in its generous proportions) coconut-and-raspberry slice will set you back only $2, meaning Kent St’s prices are pleasingly retro, too.

Featuring semi-regular events such as a Tetris championship (on this Sunday for dedicated fans of the world’s most beloved Russian computer game), an eclectic drinking soundtrack and low-lit surrounds, Kent St is a fine place to park yourself for an afternoon coffee that turns into an evening drink. Too shabby-chic to attract the "Sunday drinker" crowd, and not so self-consciously retro/vintage that it’s unbearable for everyone else, Kent St is a perfectly pitched medium, and the ideal place to while away the hours, mentally concocting the great Australian novel/feature film/rock masterpiece/Tetris game over a strong macchiato. Just don’t stay so long that you end up looking like one of the fittings.

Source: www.theage.com.au/news/bar-reviews/kent-st/2007/07/06/118…

Posted by Yen Chin on 2009-11-20 08:52:44

Tagged: , Kent , St; , collingwood; , bar; , coffee; , cafe , latte; , fitzroy; , smith

Kaffe

Kaffe

It’s in Norwegian ! and there’s dust on my laptop !

Posted by Karnoffel on 2012-02-22 17:38:31

Tagged: , coffee , kaffe , laptop , computer , data , tastatur , keyboard , sympatisk , nyt en ekte sympatisk kaffe som er dyrket i harmoni mellom mennesker og natur Picnik

365.265 (to-do)

365.265 (to-do)

1. sweep/mop floor – DONE
2. clean oven – DONE
3. dust – DONE
4. load of dishes – DONE
5. breakfast! – DONE
6. fold laundry
7. PUT IT AWAY
8. weave in ends/block shawlette
9. fix bedframe w/ Jacob
10. wrap gifts
11. clean up backyard, get rid of sticks/rocks, rake, prune tree, fix fence – DONE
12. "HI FLICKR" video
13. Trip to store – need drill, seedling mat, seeds! DONE

Posted by Mary-Heather on 2009-03-08 16:58:17

Tagged: , 365 days , 365.265 , list , writing , hand , coffee , mug , laptop , computer , pen , to-do list , I hate laundry, it’s the only chore I really hate. BOO.

Live the radical properties of Skinny coffee

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Tribute to Flickrites

Tribute to Flickrites

So i decided to tag alot on this to make up for all the tagging i don’t do. (i hate it) i wish i could post this into like 20 groups like some poeple do on flickr. this is a tribute to all of them out there. post your pictures put some tags (3 to 6 at most) add it to about 2 to 3 groups and then shoot some more than waste you time on here…. off the soap box now….

Posted by rych on 2006-07-08 01:00:49

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Where I work

Where I work

A short lifetime’s accumulation of carefully selected crud. Taking advantage of a borrowed wide-angle lens to show you where it all happens.

In response to the Lifehacker Workspace Show and Tell prompt:

The computer pretty much boils down to the Projects folder and the Found folder, and both have swelled to eye-popping size over the years. The stuff in the Found folder powers a screensaver, which serves as a constant source of inspiration and study. The more I look at what I’ve Found, the more I learn from it.

My meta-organizer is (currently) Google Calendar, chosen for its flexibility and ubiquity. I use it to track appointments, deadlines, plans, billable work done, eBay auctions … anything with a time component, which is just about everything.

I carry two means of data capture everywhere I go: a camera (Canon PowerShot SX200 IS) and a notebook. I started taking notes in columns and using color-coding, and I’ll fill one up every six months or so. I also carry an iPod touch so I can bring Google Calendar along too 🙂

Posted by clockspot on 2010-02-11 15:37:53

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Hot Cocoa Love

Hot Cocoa Love

Pret is one of the things I missed most from England. Swedish Meatball wraps, amazing hot chocolate and cappuccinos with cocoa powder stars dusted on top… Love! 😀

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Posted by i eaт sтars on 2010-10-06 22:57:52

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