In no small part to my daughter Nicole's absolutely excellent vocal performance (admittedly, I'm a bit biased), "Leavin' On Your Mind" has made it to the #1 spot on the SoundClick "Country/Cover Songs" chart for an unprecedented third time since it was uploaded there nearly a year ago. For a listen and the complete skinny … Continue reading The Song That Will Not Die
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
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
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
Well, I haven't done this for a few years now, so I thought it was high time for some general feedback about what goes on around here... Of course, there's no better place to go for that than you, our visitors! This survey should take no more than 5-10 minutes of your time to complete. … Continue reading Take the 2020 Cygnus Studios Survey!
Ever since this blog was first put online back in 2017, the 79 posts I've made here have received nearly 7,500 page views by over 1,800 visitors from 77 different countries. That said, I wanted to give a shout-out to you all, and thanks so very much for your continued support of my work here. I … Continue reading A Shout-Out Of Appreciation To All Cygnus Visitors!
Here’s a brand new video demonstrating something I learned in the Boy Scouts, which will no doubt help you through this difficult time we’re all going through right now: How to properly manage your toilet paper use. Here's wishing you and yours all the best, stay well, and pray that it ends soon! By the … Continue reading An Important Public Service Announcement
I'm currently in the process of migrating all Cygnus Studios Local Videos to reside directly on this blog server, which should be completed within a week or so. You'll experience a much improved video interface with more function, which will allow you to more easily share videos, toggle HD and full-screen modes on/off, among many other … Continue reading Local Video Enhancements In Progress
The blog's "Studio Photos" page has received an overhaul, both for new equipment and instruments recently added, as well as getting rid of some older stuff that's no longer in use. If you're into musical instruments and associated gear, you might enjoy this trip into the Black Hole, for a short tour of some of my studio … Continue reading Journey into the Black Hole of Cygnus
Cygnus Studios proudly presents one of the rarest Rush-related items on the planet... I ran across it yesterday while going through a box of old Rush swag. This particular item had been in storage for more years than I can even begin to count, safely tucked away in a protective plastic sleeve. It was originally … Continue reading Extremely Rare! – Rock ‘N’ Roll Comics 1992 – RUSH