Rush: Rock Hall Induction Video Takes Off!

Back in January, I uploaded a newly-produced Cygnus Studios video to YouTube: The complete induction ceremony of Rush into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which took place in 2013. It contains the entire smash, including their live performance. Considering their current acclaim and millions of rabid fans, amazingly it just sat there for … Continue reading Rush: Rock Hall Induction Video Takes Off!

New Cover: The Jim Carroll Band – “People Who Died”

Man, it's been a long while since I've released any new music... I hate to make excuses, but this one also took significantly longer than expected to produce. I've said it before and I'll say it again, as a one-man band, don't they all? Of particular note, I'm an old guy. I about had a … Continue reading New Cover: The Jim Carroll Band – “People Who Died”

A Tribute to Mike Nesmith: HEAD

As a tribute to Michael Nesmith who passed away on December 10, Cygnus Studios proudly presents the Monkees' film, “HEAD” in its entirety! Graphics by Doctör Ivan It’s a satirical, psychedelic movie with absolutely no plot, which unfortunately failed miserably at the box office ($750,000 budget, $16,000 box office gross). This was largely due to … Continue reading A Tribute to Mike Nesmith: HEAD

Review: Budget Guitar Effects Gear

While I realize there's been a lot of discussion regarding effects pedals on this blog lately, I wanted to step through an overview of my current rig which largely consists of budget gear. Nearly every individual component goes for under $50, yet many provide at least comparable performance to much more expensive brands. I receive … Continue reading Review: Budget Guitar Effects Gear

Review: Bog Street ALL AXE-CESS Ergonomic Guitar Picks

I’ve been reading positive words about these newly released picks elsewhere and they seemed to be quite innovative, so I couldn’t resist giving them a try for myself, especially since I received a variety 12-pack of them for free in exchange for a review. Bog Street product claims. As you can see from the illustration … Continue reading Review: Bog Street ALL AXE-CESS Ergonomic Guitar Picks