Music MEMEs Page To Be Discontinued

While I dislike removing blog content, due to very low traffic and the fact that it doesn't get updated much anyway, the Music MEMEs page will be discontinued next week, on Tuesday, 2020-08-11. Besides, I need the disk space. ;^) If you'd like a copy of its current contents, I've created a single ZIP file … Continue reading Music MEMEs Page To Be Discontinued

New Cover: Bad Company – Seagull

Here’s a beautiful yet often overlooked song, the final track of Bad Company’s debut album. I use this tune for warm-up quite a bit, so I've no idea why it took so long for me to come up with the idea to cover it. Talk about minimalistic, only 7 tracks make up this entire song, … Continue reading New Cover: Bad Company – Seagull

New Cover: Nirvana – In Bloom

Updated 2020-07-03: Mixing/Mastering tweaks. Although the songs I produce are 90% covers in many different genres, I’ve never hit Grunge, so I decided to record my favorite song by Nirvana. That said, here’s my arrangement of "In Bloom", from what I consider their finest album, "Nevermind". RIP to Mr. Cobain, you're sorely missed. His joining … Continue reading New Cover: Nirvana – In Bloom

Review: Mefe 2.4GHz Wireless Guitar System

It's been a while since I've done an equipment review, but was just sent a neat little wireless guitar system from Amazon made by a company called "Mefe" for evaluation, so I thought I'd get into my experiences with it here for a bit. I actually first thought the box read "Mofo", but let's not … Continue reading Review: Mefe 2.4GHz Wireless Guitar System

Configuring “Overlapped Delay” In Your DAW

This may be a redundant subject for those intimate with DAW software, but I wanted to outline the technique for others, as it's a really cool use of delay plugins (for the layman, a repeating echo effect). It can be applied to all sorts of different tracks... Vocals, guitars, drums, you name it. I'll be … Continue reading Configuring “Overlapped Delay” In Your DAW

Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory

I happened to be watching a favorite movie of mine last night which is based on a true story, one I hadn't seen in quite some time. You're likely familiar with it as well... It's called "Awakenings", based on the book of the same name written by Neurologist Oliver Sacks, starring Robin Williams as "Dr. … Continue reading Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory

The Transformation of Keith Richards

I had previously posted another video similar to this one, which I just noticed has disappeared from YouTube. If you've tried to watch unsuccessfully, sorry about that. I've actually found a better one, which has been captured and uploaded to my WordPress server, so it's not going anywhere. It's a very cool "morphing" video of … Continue reading The Transformation of Keith Richards

New Video: Bad Company – Rock Steady

This is an awesome rendition of what I consider to be the best song from their debut album, recorded live at the Paramount Theatre in Denver, Colorado during their 2002 tour. I've also included a little personal anecdote regarding the album itself, as I often do. It's worth a chuckle or two, especially if you're … Continue reading New Video: Bad Company – Rock Steady

Isolated Music Tracks – An Obsession Of Mine

If you pay any attention to my Facebook timeline at all (and I certainly don't blame you if you don't), you're already aware of my fondness for isolated music tracks from a given song. It's really interesting stuff to listen to, and you can find tons of examples on YouTube. I did something along these … Continue reading Isolated Music Tracks – An Obsession Of Mine

New Video: Rush Live at the Pinkpop Festival, Netherlands, 1979

Cygnus Studios presents a partial performance of the epic "La Villa Strangiato", filmed at the Pinkpop Festival in the Netherlands back way back in 1979. At the time, Rush was on a worldwide tour in support of their new album, the classic "Hemispheres". If you happen to be in the "Geddy Lee's voice gives me … Continue reading New Video: Rush Live at the Pinkpop Festival, Netherlands, 1979