Imirage Sound Lab

Tom Gordon – For the Record – S12 E34

Season 12
Season 12
Tom Gordon - For the Record - S12 E34
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Wham! Just like that: another day, another episode! Although it’s another week of canned music – this is the good stuff. Iconic Reno-based sound engineer Tom Gordon stops by to share with us more stories from behind the scenes in the glamorous life of an audio recording professional.

Tom and Dr. D are celebrating 40 years of recording at the (now) iMirage Sound Lab. It just so happens that Tom brought some of his favorite tracks from over the years, along with their backstories. Much of the work is out of love, for the music, but also for others, including Battle Scar, a production benefitting the American Indian Graduate Center and Washoe County School District Music Education and also the greatest Rush song you’ve never heard of – tune in to catch the rest of the story!

TOm GOrdon, smiling and giving two thumbs up
Tom Gordon

We could talk to Tom all day about his adventures in engineering, but all good things come to an end, until next time – always next time. We do have some great events to plug – this weekend’s Punk Rock Flea Market Fleas the Season, and a kickass kickoff preshow and grand after party! A great time to get some DIY gifts for the holidays and beyond. It is a family event – kiddos 12 and under are free – with events like the plushie pit, the popular car smash, full size whack-a-human, rage yoga and more.

As always, thanks for listening.

Axe Trax and Imirage Sound Lab: Your Musical Heritage, Reno (Pt.1) – S2 E31

Season 02
Season 02
Axe Trax and Imirage Sound Lab: Your Musical Heritage, Reno (Pt.1) - S2 E31



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Listen up! This is some serious shit!

The Worst Little Podcast – 2012 09 24 (Part 1)

Tom and Nick love you.

So, we’ve talked about it and teased it since last year when we had him on, but it’s finally here: The Second Coming of Tom Gordon. And this time he brought friends and more music! Not just other music, but literally MORE tracks that are a part of the music and entertainment legacy of Reno. Specifically from Axe Trax Studios and Imirage Sound Lab. Joining him are Dr. Davis and Alan from Imiage. Dr. D is a pioneer of recording music in Reno, being a part of the first recording studios in Reno in the late 1970s and early 1980s. To hear him tell it, it wasn’t far off from wax cylinders and telegraph wires. As a musician and sound wizard, Dr. D has helped build the local recording industry, working with national acts and local bands alike. Alan… well, I dunno. I had to leave early and he didn’t get much of a chance to get a word in before I left. But he seemed really nice. I’d totally introduce him to my mom. (Not really, but that sounds nice doesn’t it.)

Kaysolike I was sayin’, Tom brought a lot of great songs from both  Axe Trax and Imirage spanning 30 years. This weekend, 9/29/2012, is the 30th Anniversary of the studio and they brought an enormous amount of  audio including Lee Greenwoond, Diana Ross, Lionel Ritchie and local music heroes, Cranium. Now – they brought all of this, but I wasn’t there, like I said. (I had to get down to the Blazing Mic at Jub Jub’s) I don’t know how much they played or what exactly, but the list is tremendous. I know they went for the full three hours again. And once again, we had to split the audio into two separate podcasts!

No really, Alan’s cool.

So, keep listening and we’ll pick this up on the flipside…..

**Full Length Double Episode** Too Tall Tom and His Reno Rockstar Rarities – Side B – S1 E33

Worst Little Podcast
Worst Little Podcast
**Full Length Double Episode** Too Tall Tom and His Reno Rockstar Rarities - Side B - S1 E33



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The Worst Little Podcast – Episode 22 (SIDE B)

Tom Gordon, Nick Ramirez and Rory Dowd at Dogwater Studios

Charlie's Angels we are not.

Hold on people – this is a long ride! We had to split this up into TWO episodes, ’cause it wouldn’t upload gooder enough.

We are so flipping lucky!!!! Tom Gordon of Imirage Sound Lab was hanging out with Nick at Burning Man when they hatched a plot for Tom to come into Dogwater Studios and share with us a whole CD of previously unreleased tracks by a variety of bands. Maybe Buring Man isn’t so bad after all…. nah. It’s still totally lame.

I don’t want to waste a lot of time on this blog post, because you have some serious listening to do – THREE HOURS of listening. I am not even kidding. It was a real treat to talk to Tom about his experiences recording at Granny’s Recording Studio during the 90’s. Lots of famous people visited that world-class facility over the years; but a lot of local bands recorded there as well. Tom brought us a lot of exclusive content that never saw the light of day, including songs from Psychobabble, Source, Convicted Innocence, Fall Silent, The Atomiks and more!!! Some are alternate versions, some never got released because the band broke up and some were seriously never meant for public consumption. There’s even some R&B and Gospel on there – also Worst Little Podcast firsts.

Tom Gordon of Imirage Sound lab and Rick Spagnola of Dogwater Studios

Knob monkey love.

Between the wizards, muggles, microphones, harmonics, the JDRF, Reno hardcore and backstage heartbreaks, we barely got to the songs! We actually didn’t even get to everything Tom brought this time, and he hasn’t even dipped into the current century! Automatic repeat booking. We hope you enjoy this show. It’s a lot of music and really long. It truly was a treat to have Tom share these experiences with us.

Thanks for listening!!!

**Full Length Double Episode** Too Tall Tom and His Reno Rockstar Rarities – Side A – S1 E33

Worst Little Podcast
Worst Little Podcast
**Full Length Double Episode** Too Tall Tom and His Reno Rockstar Rarities - Side A - S1 E33



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The Worst Little Podcast – Episode 33 (SIDE A)

Tom Gordon, Nick Ramirez and Rory Dowd at Dogwater Studios

Charlie's Angels we are not.

Hold on people – this is a long ride! We had to split this up into TWO episodes, ’cause it wouldn’t upload gooder enough.

We are so flipping lucky!!!! Tom Gordon of Imirage Sound Lab was hanging out with Nick at Burning Man when they hatched a plot for Tom to come into Dogwater Studios and share with us a whole CD of previously unreleased tracks by a variety of bands. Maybe Buring Man isn’t so bad after all…. nah. It’s still totally lame.

I don’t want to waste a lot of time on this blog post, because you have some serious listening to do – THREE HOURS of listening. I am not even kidding. It was a real treat to talk to Tom about his experiences recording at Granny’s Recording Studio during the 90’s. Lots of famous people visited that world-class facility over the years; but a lot of local bands recorded there as well. Tom brought us a lot of exclusive content that never saw the light of day, including songs from Psychobabble, Source, Convicted Innocence, Fall Silent, The Atomiks and more!!! Some are alternate versions, some never got released because the band broke up and some were seriously never meant for public consumption. There’s even some R&B and Gospel on there – also Worst Little Podcast firsts.

Tom Gordon of Imirage Sound lab and Rick Spagnola of Dogwater Studios

Knob monkey love.

Between the wizards, muggles, microphones, harmonics, the JDRF, Reno hardcore and backstage heartbreaks, we barely got to the songs! We actually didn’t even get to everything Tom brought this time, and he hasn’t even dipped into the current century! Automatic repeat booking. We hope you enjoy this show. It’s a lot of music and really long. It truly was a treat to have Tom share these experiences with us.

Thanks for listening!!!