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
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
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
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
Considering Marc Bolan of the band T. Rex is being posthumously inducted into the R&RHoF this year (as usual, about fucking time), the opportunity seemed right for a cover of my favorite tune produced by this true "Glam Rock" pioneer, a genre that's regrettably often overlooked. Please scroll down to read the complete story behind … Continue reading New Cover: Marc Bolan – Ballrooms Of Mars
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!
I've read so many "best of all time" musician lists online, and 90% of them are total bullshit. I'm sure you've run into a few yourself, where you've felt the same way. A word of advice: At the very least ignore anything originating from Rolling Stone magazine, as they don't know their asses from their elbows. … Continue reading Top 10 Most Overrated Drummers of All-Time
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