New Cover: Marc Bolan – Ballrooms Of Mars

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

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!

Top 10 Most Overrated Drummers of All-Time

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

Journey into the Black Hole of Cygnus

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