Par(sons) for the Course

By Richard Mineards   |   July 26, 2018
Recording and musical director for the Community’s ONE KICK ASH BASH is Alan Parsons, in front of his latest completed “project” the “ParSonics” sound studio designed by Rupert Neve, console designer for 50 years (photo by Priscilla)

Rocker Alan Parsons was making waves, sound waves at a boffo bash at his rustic aerie in the Goleta foothills, when he celebrated the completion of his new multi-million-dollar recording studio, wittily dubbed ParSonics.

Alan, 69, who worked with The Beatles and Pink Floyd, to name a few supergroups, and set up the Alan Parsons Project, took nine months to build the impressive studio in a former barn.

“It’s much bigger than my former studio and is outside the house,” says affable Alan.

More than 150 guests turned out for the blast, catered by Industrial Eats in Buellton, including Terry Ryken, Catherine Remark, Doug and Marni Margerum, Lisa Parsons, Gary Novatt, Ralph and Diana MacFarlane, and singer-songwriter Michael McDonald.

Lisa and Alan Parsons with John Satrom, NASA Launch Vehicle Interface manager, and Stanley Roberts, Senior Project engineer discussing a collaboration of a new project launching a soundtrack for liftoffs (photo by Priscilla)
Mike Dawson, Voice of KYTD; hostess Lisa Parsons; and newsman John Palmiteri (photo by Priscilla)
Adorned with gold records is “Rocket Stare” John Satrom, Launch Vehicle Interface manager (photo by Priscilla)
Businessman Jordan Huffman entertaining for Tabitha Parsons and friends with his passion for singing (photo by Priscilla)

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