Who he anyway?

 
Lingerin’ a While
  Alan grew up in San Bernardino, California and eventually made it all the way to Los Angeles, where he lives with his partner in a Silverlake abode designed by famed architect Richard Neutra.
He has been the band's main arranger and conductor for many years, mainly because he was the only band member who could wield a baton without attempting to goose someone with it.
  As a co-writer of "Hello Again," he is always happy to hear that song publicly performed. His arrangement of "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" was pretty doggoned good, especially when you consider that he wrote it in his copyist's office just a few hours before the session.
He also plays the electric violin, and not even Paganini could do THAT! 
  He has been simulating orchestras with musical machinery since the days before his current instruments were invented, and his skills at manipulating two keyboards, two volume pedals, a computer, various plugins, a cigarette and a cup of coffee simultaneously are unparallelled on this planet.
Kids, don't try this at home. Particularly the part about the cigarette.

  Alan has also recorded some albums of instrumental music with fellow keyboardist Tom Hensley. They are available from the Jenkins-Peabody label.
http://jenkins-peabody.com/shapeimage_3_link_0

MY Photos:




Alan’s Pix


I like to listen to:

When I'm in the car or at home, I usually listen to classical music. Got a thing for Jim Svejda on KUSC, LA's local classical public radio station. (I usually bail on opera). I combine that with a taste for electronica. Strange bedfellows those, but part of a deeper pattern in my life, if you know what I mean. 


My favorite Neil Diamond song:

  1. Cracklin' Rosie. 

It's the perfect pop song, IMHO


My email address:

alan@diamondville.com