Thursday, August 14, 2008


Miley was invited to perform on ClearChannel's Stripped, an unplugged show for radio and the internet. I'm not sure yet when it's going to air, but you can check repeatedly and obsessively till they put it up.

The show was taped in the historic Capitol Records building. While we were there that day, Aretha and Rod Stewart projects were happening in other parts of the building, and pictures of Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole lined the halls. This place is kind of a big deal.

It was an intimate show for a small audience of contest winners who flew in from all parts of the US. They were mostly young children, who were ridiculously adorable. They sat in reverent adoration of Miley, as she sang her heart out and chatted casually with the band.

I invited my parents, since they haven't been to a show in awhile.

Me and my Dad in the control room

My friends, Janie and Gary were also in town, so I invited them as well. You can read Janie's account of the taping on her blog.

Nadia and Drunken Zoolander

We had a lot of fun, and put on a good show. if I do say so myself (dusts off collar). It was a nice change to play these big pop/rock songs in a stripped-down acoustic context. It's a testament to how good the songs are, that they held up so well. Also, that grand piano I was playing had some seriously awesome ghosts in it. You could just feel the history on the ivory.

Shiny Happy People

Afterwards, Jamie (who was the Musical Director for the day, as Stacy was in NY) and I hung out in the studio and lent our ears for the mix session, which went late into the night. I was just happy they asked.

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  1. I thought they were turning that place into condos? Thank God it's still producing music and preserving history in the walls.
    Holy crap! Is it true you guys are going out on the road with Coldplay?

  2. lol weird i knew that was your dad before i could even see the caption.

    i swear i'm psychic. but probably not really. whatever. i am sure it is probably a nice change to play the songs you played 234629346329469131 within a few months in a different style than those nights. probably a relief actually.

    i'm sure lending your ears has probably done great things for the world as well. much like nelson mandela, terry fox, marten luther king jr, bill gates charity work, etc. (I mean this sarcasm to be in a joking fun-loving way... not a heartless bitch way)

    Anyways, I can't wait for the performance. keep on posting your posts and such. peace

  3. wow. i think i was really drunk when i wrote that. oops