HOW DO YOU LOSE THE #SITARFUNKFAIL HASHTAG?!
And that’s why I always leave early – for crappy stuff like this. From now on, guitar stands are my canary in a coalmine.
So the title of this post could probably expand to include all instruments, but most museums lend out famous or rare instruments to be played in public on occasion, and I didn’t see a magazine at the airport titled “French Horn Afficianado.” I did catch this little gem, though, and it reinforced everything that’s wrong with instrument collecting (minus a… Read more →
Just some quick notes on this: four tracks of bass slap bass attempting to replicate a bass and snare drum palm-muted and thumbed bass for the bass line some chords in there the lead line I play the wrong instrument to be in a brass band, so I had to make some adjustments I’m a transplant – please forgive any… Read more →
Oh, hi New Year. How ya doin’? More on bass later – I’ve assembled a decent looping rig and am working on stuff now. Like I said, more later TechCrunch announced Amazon’s AutoRip service today, basically giving you a central storage area for all the songs you ever purchased in any form from Amazon. That means you can now store… Read more →
Well, kinda. Clear Channel will share ad revenue with a country label in exchange for playing their works (and for the artists agreeing to cap their income from digital stations). So it really only affects a select group of major-label artists, and it’s really just a shift of income from one source to another. Think of it as another edition… Read more →
The first installment of Girls Rock Indy kicks off today, and I fervently hope they’re not teaching them on instruments like the Smash. I suppose if you HAVE to smash a guitar, it’s best to go with one that’s: Cheap. Recyclable But isn’t it time to move beyond smashing instruments at this point, even those designed for that purpose? You… Read more →
The last two “back page” articles in Electronic Musician magazine focused on the movie “Avatar,” of all things. The former article dealt with musicians needing to make a well-crafted album, where song structure to mixing and song sequencing to mastering are carefully planned and executed for maximum effect. In other words, don’t just toss off a recording – make it… Read more →
The new IMN Podcast is up – download it or listen at the site or on WFYI HD2, Thursdays at 4pm. And maybe 10pm, depending on WFYI’s programming needs. Unfortunately, WOXY doesn’t seem to be faring as well, and that’s a damn shame. Now that the Internet has made just about every kind of music available at a moment’s notice,… Read more →
Hearkening back to a blog post from earlier this year, it looks like DOOM is up to his old tricks again. The Daily Swarm reports another fake show, leaving fans upset and confused. It may be true to his artistic vision of his character, but it’s certainly not winning him any fans. And remember, it’s the villains you love to… Read more →