Some smooth sounds from your favorite underground band, 2MERICA:
The pre-cursor to the Roaming Crazy lifestyle!
Times get tough. You shed the blood and the sweat and … Read the rest
I recently moved across the country with my family. This was a huge task and required a giant leap of faith. We jumped up and love it.
In Cleveland and Cincinnati, my ethos as an artist was to publish mightily… Read the rest
Rick Beato with a great dissection of the Zep classic Whole Lotta Love:
I like when he picks up the guitar and plays along with the solo.
Here’s a great interview clip with the shy and interesting Charlie Watts, drummer for the Rolling Stones, from back in the early days.
He reflects on life in a successful white rock ‘n roll band playing black R&B, how American … Read the rest
Apologies to Gloria…
Lots of work to be done here, but sure enough, soon enough, the robots will be able to DJ properly too.
(Never … Read the rest
Here’s some current streaming rates per service. Your rates might vary.
If you stream from…
Since the early 20th century millions of talented people have recorded music. Record labels stored these archives whether the artist sold well or not.
Some archives were lost to fire or flood, and many changed ownership over the years, but … Read the rest
Apple and others continue to push the lie that lossy music is high quality.
They claim they will soon be shipping studio quality airpods and over-the-ear headphones. Please.
Nothing lossy is studio quality.
Nothing wireless is studio quality*.
Cool breakdown of a classic Tom Petty song, from the arrangement, the performances, and the mix.
The master Will Calhoun holding down the drum chair for Living Colour:
The most important thing in recording and mixing – the equalizer.
Learn to master it. Your music and mixes will come to life.
Here’s 2 great videos giving you the basics of how to EQ:
Feeling a little spinal tap today…
This guy named Vangelis Papathanassiou is another amazing composer and artist I am just getting into. He records under his first name only, and has been making amazing pieces of music for well over 40 years now.
This one is … Read the rest
Millions of years ago there was WFNK, or at least an idea for it.
I grew up in Cleveland listening to radio when it was a Real Big Deal. I was educated by media, public school, and public college. In … Read the rest
I won’t unload all my thoughts on this vast topic, but I’ll take a quick stab at it.
What exactly is Rock & Roll?
Is it a musical arrangement style? No.
Is it a particular instrument or group of instruments?… Read the rest
No 1 hit wonders here!
Out fuckin standing. Mashup audio+video
with James Brown, Led Zep, Aerosmith, Run DMC, just straight up funky