Recently I had the opportunity to speak with one of the most influential record producers, engineers, and all around bad ass music men in Southern California today Eric Lilavois. Eric has worked with some big name bands and up and comers including Atlas Genius, My Chemical Romance and Saint Motel. He owns two recording studios including the famous London Bridge Studio where Pearl Jam, Blind Melon and Soundgarden have recorded. Eric Lilavois has also produced and composed over 70 original cues for television and independent films including Pawn Stars, American Restoration and Cajun Pawn Stars. I asked Eric about his hectic life and what it is like to live the dream in one of today’s most competitive industries.
1. So you are a record producer, musician and studio owner- pretty much a dream job. How did you get started?
HaHa! Well, a meticulous transaction with the devil, naturally… Truly my story starts pretty far back in a dusty liquor cabinet where my dad kept the records he treasured. Mostly Haitian music, a few Spanish records, and count um, three American records. Johnny Cash “Live at Folsom Prison”, Bruce Springsteen “Born in The USA”, and the Beatles “Abbey Road”. I’ve always been fascinated by sound. I couldn’t fathom how all of that magic ended up on a spinning black frisbee looking thing, but I was hellbent on finding out. The musician thing was the next step, evolved into spending a lot of time in studios which led to my love affair with analog recording gear, and exposed me to the realization that I was pretty damn good at helping artists organize, revise, and grow ideas, or at the very least create an environment that allowed them to do so.
Avril Lavigne fan shell out $400 for meet and greet, instructed not to touch or hug her – Ned Hardy
Billionaire dies and leaves $3.3 billion to charity – SMH
Christina Milian went on a sexy Instagram bikini pic binge – Guyism
McKayla Maroney Straddling Her Bike On Instagram – Celebrity Ninja
Pictures from the Exxxotica pornstar expo – Drunken Ninja
Alyssa Arce Busty Bikini Photos in Miami…damn! – G-Celeb
Backstage pictures of Disneyland – Leenks
Damn awesome article by Anthony Bourdain about Mexico…must read! – Linkiest
China Outlaws the Eating of Tiger Penis, Rhino Horn, and Other Endangered Animal Products – VICE
These sexy redheads will ease your Monday pains – Bro My God
The Sexiest Social Media Pics of the Week – Celeb Slam
Sigmund Freud’s theories have been completely discredited to the point that almost no institution in any discipline would dare use him as a credible source – IO9
Sexy and Inked (15 Pics) – Regretful Morning
Can money buy happiness? For some, the answer is no – SFSU
25 Pictures Worth A Thousand Words – World Wide Interweb
Hot blonde takes a nice selfie – Double Viking
10 Genius Food Hacks That Will Make Your Mouth Water – Classy Bro
Bras Are Optional (44 Pics) – Radass
The Best Dunkers in NBA History – Complex
The Nacho Burger is like the Sharktopus of food hybrids – Thrillist
Well played my good friend…well played (32 Photos) – Bad Sentinel
With 2,700 rooms spanning 16 decks, the Allure of the Seas is like a miniature city, travelling from Fort Lauderdale to the Carribbean at a comfortable 22 knots. Oh and there’s a Starbucks on board…
Standing upright at 1,187 feet tall, Allure of the Seas is 124 feet taller than the Eiffel Tower.
– Allure of the Seas’ length is approximately equal to three and half regulation size soccer/football fields
– Allure of the Seas is 5.11 times longer than a Boeing 747 Jetliner
– Allure of the Seas was constructed out of 500,000 individual parts
– 158,503 gallons of paint was used
– The electrical cables onboard Allure of the Seas would stretch approximately the distance from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. to Juneau, Alaska
DPRK tourist card
What I hoped would be a 2-way ticket
This sculpture is called La Resurrezione. It was created for the Paul VI Audience Hall by Pericle Fazzini in 1971. As you can see, the sculpture depicts Jesus rising from the dead and transforming into a Nazgûl.
Poachers dehorned her with a chainsaw