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#1 Queso

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 04:55 PM

there once was a producer named carl stephenson.
he produced some of an old beck album.
he also created his own project called forest for the trees.
he then stopped making music (i'm guessing due to lack of success)
i want to contact this guy with a letter, or e-mail or something...but i have no idea where to start.

do you guys have any suggestions as to how i could find mr. stephanson?

#2 Queso

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 08:22 PM

heh i knew it was a long shot, oh well.

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 08:54 PM

I tried but there doesn't seem to be anything about his current location on the web.

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 08:57 PM

thanks c1ay, he was never very popular or anything..i figured no one would be able to find him like that.
but does anyone know any methods, or websites that locate people or something?
i don't know, i just have this strange huge passion to contact him.

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 09:02 PM

I sure there are plenty that will do it for a price like locator services. It could be an expensive search though if you don't know what country to start in. Any idea where he might be now?

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 09:03 PM

ehhhhh, expensive.
well that about calls it off right there.
i would guess america but i don't know anything about him.

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 09:09 PM

You gotta start thinking like Veronica Mars (you do watch it don't you? If you don't...)

You've run into a dead end on him. So start looking through all the people listed on his album, or on the Beck album. The further down the list you go, the more likely you'll find someone who is listed in whitepages.com *and* who will respond to a phone call. Find out about the guy, and don't be beyond mild ruses to get past voice mails ("My sister's boyfriend went to school with him in Kalamazoo and they're having a reunion...").

Be creative. I know you're good at *that*!

Good luck Mr. Phelps,
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Posted 16 May 2005 - 09:23 PM

thanks buffy, i shall try.

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 08:26 AM

Did you try contacting the label it was released under? I don't recall what indie he started on but I believe he majored on DGC. I guess it depends on what album you are talking about.

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 09:41 AM

http://www.zabasearch.com/

Contact his guild.

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 10:29 AM

If he actually wrote some songs, you might want to try ASCAP or EMI...They'd be keeping track of where to send the checks...

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 10:30 AM

yeah he did. a good example is forest for the trees - ohm
what are those??

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 10:35 AM

yeah he did. a good example is forest for the trees - ohm
what are those??

They are the organizations that keep track of how many times songs are played on the radio, in honky tonks, etc. and then pay royalties to the musicians and songwriters. I thought you'd already be a member! ASCAP main office is in NYC: http://www.ascap.com/index.html

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