New Instrumental from Guitarist Mike Milan Dedic

Mike and I ran into each other a few years back, on Facebook. Unfortunately, we've never had the opportunity to meet in person, since there's just a "few" miles between Florida and his hometown of Toronto, Canada. But, never say never! Mike and his beloved ’75 Fender Stratocaster He's recently released a new instrumental (or … Continue reading New Instrumental from Guitarist Mike Milan Dedic

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