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Although they originally thought of music as a hobby for me, they were both very supportive when they saw that I could actually make money at it.
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Born To Boogie, the reissued T. Rex film, entered the British DVD charts at no. 1, I couldn't ask for anything better.
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But some great records are are being made with today's technology and there are still great artists among us. Likewise there are artists today who are so reliant on modern technology, they wouldn't have emerged when recording was more organic.
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Computers have virtually replaced tape recorders.
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Despite a few really bad days we had quite a lot of fun making Low, especially when all the radical ideas were making sense and things were starting to click.
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Finally, I would like to remind record companies that they have a cultural responsibility to give the buying public great music. Milking a trend to death is not contributing to culture and is ultimately not profitable.
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Fortunately I own a vintage brain, and I am alive and well in the 21st century, still making records, still working at an intense pace and most of all, still having fun doing it.
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I also mixed David Bowie's Young Americans album in 5.1 earlier this year and it will be available very soon. Even the original stereo mixes have been re-mastered and sound amazingly good, better than ever, in fact!
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I always said that there is a little bit of T. Rex in every rock group in the world.
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I am flying back to New York as I write this. I will never forget these wonderful 35 days and I would go back to Copenhagen in a heartbeat to work there again.
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I am not a creature of habit.
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I could never have a better teacher in those days than my father.
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I grew up to the sound of live music in our Brooklyn household.
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I keep reviewing my feelings about the supernatural.
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I love Logic Audio and have been using it for years. All my track outputs used to come up on my old board in the same order as in the old Mac G4 - 1 through 32, came up as 1 through 32, for instance.
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I make records with an open mind, I always have.
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If it were possible to describe my father in one word, although he was a complicated man, that word would be generous.
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In August most of Europe goes on holiday.
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In the last 17 years of his working life, my father was finally rewarded with having landed a great job as first, a maintenance engineer, and then a senior locksmith with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
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In the late Sixties a record producer was a more hands-on person. A record producer was often a skilled music arranger or an engineer or both.
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It is easily overlooked that what is now called vintage was once brand new.
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Marc Bolan had inspired so many people to pick up a guitar and join a band.
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My dad's sense of humor was direct and sometimes surreal - his quick wit is well known amongst our family and friends. He raised me on Spike Jones records and W.C. Fields movies, and his sense of humor fell somewhere in between.
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My father and mother were married at the beginning of WWII and did their best to enjoy a few years of wedded bliss before they had me.
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My father had a brilliant scholastic record in high school and was awarded a college scholarship. Unfortunately he had to turn it down so that he could continue to support his family.
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My father loved people, children and pets.
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My father was already an amateur accordion and harmonica player, and he played both almost everyday - even in the bathroom (for the acoustics, obviously).
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My mother would have the Italian radio station on all day and she sang along while she cooked and did housework.
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My profession is called record production.
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No one else in our family was a professional musician so this took an enormous leap of faith on their part.
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Now I know what it's like to be a rock star. No, I didn't sleep with 5 groupies at once. But I was interviewed about 45 times in 5 days in 3 cities.
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Oh, it was so hard to leave Paris, just about my favorite city in the world.
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Originally a record producer more or less hired a bunch of professionals to participate in a recording session, the performers and the technicians, and a music director was put in charge. That directly related to a film producer's job.
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Our last jam session was this past Christmas. Dad played his harmonica, mom sang in English and Italian, and I played guitar. I'm so happy that we could share that musical experience for one last time.
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Rock and Roll has certainly tried to take its toll on me. I'd rather not talk about my past excesses here, although some hardcore rockers might argue that those excesses were responsible for some great records, but I know which side I came out on.
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Since my teen years I was interested in martial arts.
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The ukulele was the first of many instruments they had bought for me. They got me a guitar when I was eleven, which my son Morgan uses until this day. They paid for 3 years of guitar lessons; they bought me a bass fiddle, which I still play.
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To tell you the truth, I was so bored not having a studio to work in during the refitting, I had to do something!
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Today a record producer is even more involved and is often the production's sole musician, one person playing all the instruments one-by-one.
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Today's recording techniques would have been regarded as science fiction forty years ago.
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We always started these albums as making demos, that went right on until Scary Monsters.
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We owned an ancient music roll piano and a cheap guitar, these were my toys and I was encouraged to play and sing whenever the spirit took me.
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When I was five my parents bought me a ukulele for Christmas. I quickly learned how to play it with my father's guidance. Thereafter, my father regularly taught me all the good old fashioned songs.
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Why go digital? I come from a breed of musical technicians that couldn't live without getting the latest technology on the market.
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