Jim Harpel of the band Meathook and Meatlocker Recording studio joins Bill to discuss both on Episode 516 of the Pennsylvania Rock Show.
Segment 1 with Meatlocker Recording Studio
How did the studio get its name?
Who are some of the bands that we might know that have recorded with you?
Can you tell us a bit about your equipment, please?
How did you get started in the recording business?
If you could be in the studio while any album was being recorded, which one do you wish you got to witness?
If you can sit on that proverbial bench for a hour with anyone from music history, who would you sit with and what would you ask them?
When you were in high school, did you imagine that you’d be doing this?
Can you remember who the first band was that you recorded?
Tim Doverspike from Unbroken Soul asked, "Where is the studio located and do you have a website and Facebook page?"
Jim tells us about the Butler Boys’ song "The Cap" and Meathook’s song, "Better Off, Over"
Segment 2 with Jim
Where did the name Meathook come from for the band?
How did the band meet? Is there a story that involves the studio?
If you were in the movie Rockstar, what band would you end up in?
What cartoon character would play you in a cartoon series?
What actor would play you in a rockumentary?
If you ended up headlining an international tour, what 2 local bands would you take with you to open the shows?
On that international tour, what are some the venues that you’d like to play?
What is something embarrassing that has happened to you or a bandmate on stage?
If there is an apocalyptic event on Earth, which song from Meathook should survive?
During your internationally tour, I hang out between shows, what would the traveling soundtrack include?
Are there general hours that you try to schedule recording sessions?
How can a band get a hold of you to schedule sessions?
What is one song that you wish you had written?
What is something interesting about you that people would be surprised to know?
Have you met any of your musical idols?
Is the wood in the drum room a specific type of wood? Was that room selected for drums from the beginning or did you figure out as time went on?
What are some of your favorite songs that have been recorded there?
Livestreaming from the studio?
Bill is a teacher by day and webmaster by night. Bill started working with bands and their online presence in 1995. He founded AK Music Scene in February of 2004 and the Pennsylvania Rock Show followed shortly after in September of 2004. In October of 2016, he founded Podcast your Scene Bill hopes that his websites help the bands around the world get their music heard. Unsigned music creates signed music, and there are a lot of bands out there that deserve a shot at that. In late 2017, Bill started his fourth unsigned music website, www.buildthescene.com.