Charting Your Musical Taste Progression as a Mixtape

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

Band Auditions: Rarely Done Right, Usually Hilarious

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

What if Bands Traded Musicians Like Sports Teams?

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?

$20 For Guaranteed Disappointment

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