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WCA #354 with Tom Gordon – Granny’s House, Weed Offerings, 80 Hour Weeks, Sammy Davis Jr., and Advice from Shelly Yakus

My guest today is Producer, Engineer, and Educator Tom Gordon. Tom has worked with Ozzy Osbourne, Dr. Dre, The Beach Boys, Boyz II Men, Willie Nelson, Whitesnake, and Bruce Dickenson of Iron Maiden, to name a few.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Growing up In Reno
  • Theater Parents
  • Sammy Davis Jr. 
  • Reel to Reel Discoveries
  • Endless Love
  • Granny’s House
  • USC
  • Discovering Recording
  • Advice from Shelly Yakus
  • Milli Vanilli
  • Spec Deals
  • Music Bias
  • Weed Offerings 
  • Working with Famous People
  • Whitesnake
  • Imirage Studios
  • Teaching
  • 80 Hour Weeks
  • Lessons for Students

Matt’s Rant: Inspiration from Other Things

Links and Show Notes


  • Guest: Tom Gordon
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Additional Music: The License Lab