Apologies to our neighbors, but all that singing is medicinal. I can’t begin to count the number of people over the years who’ve told me they can’t sing, or have no talent for musical instruments. Pish. It doesn’t matter whether you’re gifted. Even if you think you’re terrible at music, can’t carry a tune, have no […]
Going into what feels like my fourth serious training cycle somewhere in my second year of more intense running (as opposed to the 3 mile run 3 times a week habit I maintained for years prior), I’ve noticed a lot of changes about the way I approach running, physically, mentally and in otherwise. One seems […]
Check out this preview single from the new U2 album, No Line On The Horizon, due out March 3 in the US. “Get On Your Boots”. I like it, a good rocker. I have to say, U2 is some of my favorite music to run to. Powerful, elevating. Many of my most transcendent long run […]
The Gibson Web site adds this amsuing list to the annual year-end Top Ten roundups: "The 10 Stupidest Rock Quotes of 2007." Number one? Oasis guitarist Liam Gallagher saying, “Americans want grungy people, stabbing themselves in the head on stage. They get a bright bunch like us, with deodorant on, they don’t get it.”
Mark Sternal, who wrote the excellent Total Scales Techniques and Applications for guitar (I have a signed copy!) has posted his full book of his classic Christmas sheet music arrangements on the Web — including pdfs and mp3s. The arrangements are great, and provide nice melody harmony arrangements for a solo guitar.
Working on the band Web site a bit today… added some samples from a rough recording I made during rehearsal July 2. The recording quality isn't very good (just used the onboard mic from the Fostex and left the thing near one of the PA speakers), but it sort of gives you a sense of […]
The first of the songs I contributed to, God Breathes, is now on The Man Who Was Thursday Web site. (Click "listen to the album" on the home page to get the music player.) Album notes for the song are available here. (See my last post on this for a history of my involvement with […]
Here's a listen to a song I've been working on. It's called "Green Vine." Lyrics inside. I was trying to figure out what style to record this in (I wrote parts for it in styles all the way from folk to funk to heavy metal) and then heard the new Bob Dylan album and thought, […]