Mad Hatter Studios
2635 Griffith Park Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Far more than simple gratitude, I feel I owe this community for even existing. I want to give a little back and so I made this little expose. Oh man, all the focus and passion they taught me over the years was not a waste! So here goes nothing.
Mad Hatter Studios is owned, operated and staffed by Sea Org members. I know this because when I was in the SO I used to know a guy who was posted there. A subset of INT Staff, these staffers are there for quality assurance and public relations reasons. I believe that this organization is very secret and kept on the down low by church management. For instance, while with a simple Google search I discover many albums and artists who recorded there, no web-site is found. How, in these days, could a â€œWorld Famous Recording Studioâ€? exist without a website?
Iâ€™ll just bet that this place is used for the upper echelon to meet with artists and celebs all the time, off the regular channels. Just another buffer between reality and appearance. I am sure you can understand the need for the Church to meet and recruit celebrities, especially when the celebrity has no damn idea. With the current news fracas going on it is more imperative than ever for this location to remain pristine and unfettered.
Here are choice quotes from an album essay written by one Christopher Smith. Thanks, Chris! Link here for essay. http://www.tedkurland.com/files/1/To_the_Stars9_04.pdf
â€œIâ€™ve been a fan of L. Ron Hubbardâ€™s fiction writing since the early 70â€™s and To The Stars was always one of my favorite stories,â€? says Chick. â€œWhen I started reading it again recently I came across a part near the beginning that describes the captain of the spaceship playing a hypnotic melody on the piano in a dive of a bar in what is called â€˜New Chicago.â€™ And Hubbard describes the Captain, he describes the bar, he describes the music. And I thought to myself, â€˜I hear that music.â€™â€?
â€œSince To The Stars is ultimately about returning home after a long Journey, it is only fitting that the group recorded the disk at their former â€œhome,â€? Mad Hatter Studios in Los Angeles. But this was no bittersweet homecoming. The studio, now owned and operated by Golden Era Productions, had undergone a multi-million dollar renovation since the band had last recorded there.â€?
Well there you have it. The proof is in the pudding. We need some picketers out there sometime soon. I think this would be a great hit to them. God I wish I could goâ€¦ maybe some day.