|November 30, 2008 |
My name is J.Yuenger – although I dislike the goofball term ” record producer “, that is what I do. ; in addition to working as a recording engineer ( that is, the person who points microphones at you and then tries to make what comes out of the speakers in the other room sound like what you’re doing ), a typical day finds me arranging music, acting as psychiatrist ( and in the case of rock n’ roll bands, marriage counselor ), repairing gear, cheerleading, teaching, learning, unlearning, and generally trying to be mindful of the big picture and the smallest detail simultaneously.
Although I’m fortunate to have been involved in making recordings that people enjoy, the most likely reason you’ve navigated here and are reading this is that I was the guitar player for the famous rock group White Zombie. I sometimes feel like old Ben Kenobi when he gets found out in the desert. You were that guy ? Yep, but it’s been a loooooooong time since anyone called me ” J. From White Zombie ” .
I am very proud of what we did, but having been who I was in the 1990s doesn’t have a big impact on my life today. I am aware, of course, that WZ was part of a major paradigm shift in music and culture and that there’s still intense interest in the band. I guess what I’m really trying to say is that if you have a burning question about heavy metal guitars with pointy headstocks, go ahead and write. Wait, let me stop you right there : no, I haven’t seen any of Rob’s movies … yes, it was a chrome slide, not a glass one. Okay?
I live and work in New Orleans, Louisiana.