There was a buzz this week in the effects world, and not a good one. On Memorial Day, Andrew Richardson of ZVEX went missing. Zachary Vex put out an alert on social media and it spread across a lot of the industry outlets and forums. Things immediately did not look good. Sadly, he was found… Continue reading Help the Family of ZVEX’s Andy Richardson
It’s officially the offseason for basketball and football here in the States. And it’s the time of year where baseball teams start talking about acquiring someone to push for a title. Basically, there’s a whole lot of sportball dorks going on and on about what-if stories to make their favorite team better. There are 24-7… Continue reading What if Bands Traded Musicians Like Sports Teams?
There are things that I feel must be done right. My coffee has to be just the right water temperature and extraction time. A good steak has to be aged just a certain way and seasoned without much fuss. My guitar has to be intonnated properly and it better play exactly how I expect. Other… Continue reading Sometimes You Just Need a Blue Guitar
The other night my friend was showing me his new sampler. It’s new to him, not the world. He’s also got a pretty old drum machine. Super hipster stuff, I know. But it got me excited to go home and make some tunes. So I did, I pulled out my midi keyboard, fired up Logic… Continue reading Technology Still Killing My High
I hate talking about work, but I feel obligated to do so if I wish to set up this post properly. My day job is in marketing. A common problem among my people is finding the time to be creative. Client at ABC Company wants to sell more of whatever bullshit they sell. They come… Continue reading No Time for Creativity
A little under two weeks ago I went to see Captain America: The Winter Soldier. I enjoyed the movie quite a bit. It was less a super hero movie than a spy thriller where one of the spies ran around with an American Flag themed garbage can lid for most of the movie. That being… Continue reading Why Are Modern Superhero Soundtracks Rubbish?
Hey folks – we’ve been pretty quiet here lately. There’s a good reason for it. Over the past several weeks we’ve been talking to a lot of big wigs at other companies about the popularity of this site. The world has taken notice. And after a lot of difficult discussions, we’ve decided…
I love Jay like a play cousin, but sometimes I think he’s wrong. Today we reject melody and/or give the bassist some.
Not too long ago, my musical compadre made the acquaintance of a drummer and bassist that were seeking a complete band. This was a perfect scenario as we were after their services as well and they seemed to be realistic and open-minded fellows. (not once did they talk about being pros, or touring, or making… Continue reading Songwriting in Bands – How it Really Works
I haven’t had all my guitars in the same space for a while, but I had to move them together for some construction work in the basement. Once I did this, I was a tad dismayed by the sight. They’re basically, all orange.1 Orange is generally my favorite color, or at least close to the… Continue reading All my guitars are orange – How did this happen?