Review: Grand Funk Railroad(s)?

I was just listening to a recording this morning that I haven't spun in a long while, that being Grand Funk Railroad's “Live” album. Wow, what a trip down memory lane. I damned near wore my record needle down to the nub listening to this double album back in the early 70's, when they were … Continue reading Review: Grand Funk Railroad(s)?

Review: Evans Dixson Bass Drum Lift

A new device designed by drummer Arti Dixson and marketed by Evans caught my eye on Amazon, called the "Evans Dixson Bass Drum Lift" (or EDBL for short). As a "Vine" member, I was able to order it for basically zip in exchange for a review there, so I thought I'd give it a try. Up front, this … Continue reading Review: Evans Dixson Bass Drum Lift

Review: Music Nomad FRINE Fret Polishing Kit

I purchased a new Fender Telecaster about a week ago. After sitting it in my guitar rack next to my Strat and Les Paul, I never realized just how much oxidation had built up on the frets of the latter two guitars over the years. A common practice to take care of this is taping … Continue reading Review: Music Nomad FRINE Fret Polishing Kit

Elmo Karjalainen: The “Psychology of Playing”

Elmo Karjalainen, my Finnish Amigo and guitarist extraordinaire, has just released a series of excellent videos entitled the "Psychology of Playing". About this particular video series, in Elmo's own words: "Well, I'd say the clue is in the title. I think it's very important stuff for many people, and I talk about issues that I see every … Continue reading Elmo Karjalainen: The “Psychology of Playing”

David Gilmour (featuring Richard Wright) – “Time” – 2007

Just can't seem to get this tune out of my head lately, perhaps because I'm getting up there into my senior years... It's most definitely fitting. That said, I decided to produce a music video of a spectactular performance of the song, with on-screen lyrics for all you Millennials out there. Believe me guys, no … Continue reading David Gilmour (featuring Richard Wright) – “Time” – 2007

Def Leppard – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction – 2019

A new video has been added to the "Cygnus Studios Local Videos - Music Awards" page, the induction of Def Leppard into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, including their complete live performance. Seems they saved the best for last, but there's no need for you to sit through the other 2+ hours of bullshit... I've … Continue reading Def Leppard – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction – 2019

Advances in Recording Technology: Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper

I really love listening to isolated music tracks. You can most certainly learn a lot as a musician and/or studio engineer by doing so, plus it's simply great fun for the average music lover. I've no idea how the hell the creator of the example video I'm about to present got his hands on copies … Continue reading Advances in Recording Technology: Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper