Amazingly, mixtapes are still a thing. They may exist as Spotify playlists, but plenty of people are still making 60ish minute compilations of songs they enjoy. And it’s not an old people nostalgia thing as far as I can tell. It wasn’t too long ago Drake was making big news releasing a mixtape on iTunes.… Continue reading Charting Your Musical Taste Progression as a Mixtape
I once auditioned a singer, and it didn’t go well at all. He needed to be picked up from a bus stop, which is fine but I don’t live near a bus stop. That should’ve been a sign1 that holding regular practices would be rough, especially since the busses don’t run late by us. We… Continue reading Band Auditions: Rarely Done Right, Usually Hilarious
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
I love Jay like a play cousin, but sometimes I think he’s wrong. Today we reject melody and/or give the bassist some.
Ohhhhhh yes! Hahahahaha… Caption ideas?
I wrote this almost 6 months ago and never published it because these are the obvious answers that everyone picks for these kind of posts… but I thought it would be fun to post it anyway. Guitar playing is in all sorts of Hollywood productions. Usually it’s a completely trivial part of the plot, so… Continue reading Best Guitar Playing in Movies
In this week’s preparation for Debtcember we discuss the low end theory.
A couple of days ago I forwarded Grand Master Ratkowski this link to a MetalSucks article in which they talk about Lee McKinney from Born of Osiris selling his Axe FX patch for $20. Jay responded with this post’s title. I thik it’s great, I hope the kid sells a gajillion of them. I say… Continue reading $20 For Guaranteed Disappointment
You know that uncle you have who was in Suicidal Tendencies for 15 minutes1 but now he has less hair and more glasses, although he still plays out all the time and thoroughly pisses off your aunt with the amount of gear he continues to buy? I don’t have that uncle either2 but if I… Continue reading Tony McKenzie is Your Cool Uncle