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Pansy Division Audio Book Recorded at SF's Studio Trilogy

Jon Ginoli Reads "Deflowered" with Engineer Willie Samuels
 
 Pictured during recording sessions at San Francisco's Studio Trilogy for the audiobook "Deflowered" are (L-R) Pansy Division founder Jon Ginoli and engineer Willie Samuels.  
Pansy Division founder Jon Ginoli has recorded the Audible.com version of his memoir "Deflowered -- My Life in the Pansy Division."  Formed in 1991, the band was the prototypical SF gay punk band and has shared the rock stage with such acts as Rancid, The Vandals, Jimmy Eat World, Supergrass, and Green Day.

"It was great coming to Studio Trilogy to record the audio book version of my memoir," remarked Jon Ginoli. "It was especially nice because my engineer was Willie Samuels, who recorded Pansy Division's most recent album a few years back.  We had a fun time in the studio, hooray!  There may be 5 million people in the Bay Area, but it's nice how paths can unexpectedly converge."

Pansy Division's sound was heavily influenced by 1960s pop and 1970s punk rock, most notably bands such as the Ramones, the Buzzcocks and early Beatles: short, catchy pop punk numbers with humorous, in-your-face lyrics that dealt with various aspects of both gay life and life in general.

In 2008, the band was the subject of a documentary film entitled "Pansy Division: Life in a Gay Rock Band," directed by Michael Carmona. The film has been touring internationally, playing at various LGBT film festivals, and is now available as a DVD.

ABOUT STUDIO TRILOGY
Located in the creative heart of San Francisco, Studio Trilogy offers producers, artists and engineers a World Class recording environment. The 8800 square foot facility houses three state-of-the-art control rooms, four integrated isolation booths, San Francisco's most versatile large tracking rooms, and an experienced staff.

Designed by John Storyk , Studio Trilogy features Northern California's only 80-channel SSL 9000K mix console with Ultimation. The tracking suite is outfitted with a 32-channel API 1608 and the post-production suite features a Digidesign ICON D-Control.  Included is a prize collection of microphones, plus a full complement of vintage and modern instruments.  An onsite 1200 sq.ft. luxury apartment with media lounge and chef's kitchen is also available.

Learn more at:  http://www.studiotrilogy.com