Rock Icon Wallpaper by Doctör Ivan – Loads of Additions

It's high time I made an announcement that many new desktop wallpapers have been added to the subject page... Thanks once again to the good Doctör Ivan for his excellent work, as well as permission to make them available here. There are now 111 wallpapers in the collection! All are available anytime via the "Images" … Continue reading Rock Icon Wallpaper by Doctör Ivan – Loads of Additions

Constructing A Guitar Effects Pedalboard – Cheap!

I'd adore having a Marshall tube guitar amplifier and cabinet, but there's no way I can afford it, at least not without my wife castrating me if I bought one. Currently, I'm using a Line 6 Spider III modeling amp which has served me well for about 15 years. It pushes 75 watts through a … Continue reading Constructing A Guitar Effects Pedalboard – Cheap!

New Blog Page: Multimedia Lyric Videos

Lyrics are the balladry which allows music to tell a story, and I’ve always found them to be especially important for just that reason. However, the style of some artist’s vocals often make them difficult to understand, or worse yet misheard as other phrases entirely. Hopefully, the videos I produce for this new page will … Continue reading New Blog Page: Multimedia Lyric Videos

Combining Psychology With Mechanics – Making a Good Drummer a GREAT One.

Following the recent passing of Neil Peart, I realized the rather long post I had previously written missed a crucial part in the development of his talent, one which I've always highly respected and admired: His undying, constant drive to reinvent and better himself, not only as a drummer, but in every way humanly possible. … Continue reading Combining Psychology With Mechanics – Making a Good Drummer a GREAT One.

The Death of a True Legend

I'm absolutely floored, and literally in tears. My hero has passed, and what a totally monumental loss for the music world it is. Neil was voted best Rock drummer so many times by "Modern Drummer" magazine that he became no longer eligible for that tally. As anyone who's seriously listened to or witnessed this man … Continue reading The Death of a True Legend

A Very Merry Christmas To You, Through The Arts

Here's wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas, from Cygnus Studios to you and yours! While decorating trees, putting up lights, Santa and the like are all great fun, never forget the true meaning of Christmas, that being the celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I wanted to help you folks … Continue reading A Very Merry Christmas To You, Through The Arts

New Album from KC and SLY Sound Studios – RUN: Works of Man

My good friend and audio engineering mentor Christer Karjalainen, owner and operator of the KC Sound Studio in Turku, Finland, was kind enough to send me a copy of their latest production. Following is my review of this exceptional album. As far as Rock music in general goes, Finland has quite the reputation when it … Continue reading New Album from KC and SLY Sound Studios – RUN: Works of Man