Living the rock and roll dream does come with housekeeping duties. Busted a string today, so good time for a whole new set. Also a great chance to give a bit more of a clean to the guitar getting the most use right now. Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiny Uh, why does D’Adderio wind these things in twos? Really, … [Read more…]
So, Jason Isbell is touring a new album (Southeastern), which is awesome. Both the album and the touring, that is. However, I’m having a morning of fan pique. Really Mr. Isbell- you’re going to Salt Lake City, but couldn’t work in a stop in Colorado? That’s just cold. So to assuage my hurt fan feelings, … [Read more…]
I spent a chunk of time yesterday recording some scratch versions of songs I’m working on. They may or may not end up developing into some larger project. I’m going to post a few to Soundcloud just for fun. Here’s the first: Feel free to comment below- these are very much works in progress.
If you are not a guitarist this will make little sense to you. If you are, you have done this before, are considering doing it, or will immediately ponder the possibilities. Guitarists, as a whole, just cant stop messing with stuff. I am no exception. I have a fender SuperChamp XD amp- small, 15 watts, … [Read more…]
I’ve been taking an online songwriting class the past few weeks, which has been pretty cool. It’s has been a chance to learn some vocabulary for talking about the mechanics of songwriting and thinking about how to make all the pieces of a song work together. No radical breakthroughs, nor did I have any lighting … [Read more…]
I had a moment the other day, as I was explaining what a ‘podcast’ was to my daughter, where I realized that my whole mode of music accumulation has changed radically over the last decade or so. I really quit listening to FM radio over a decade ago. I just couldn’t stand it anymore. Especially … [Read more…]
I’ve been working on some new songs, and working on some new recordings (taking some classes in both songwriting and music production right now), so life is busy but good. Adding to that was the silly frenzy of Couch by Couchwest, so that’s a full schedule. Hopefully I’ll have some new recordings to kick out … [Read more…]
Yup, so I submitted some video clips this year to Couch by Couchwest, the up and coming music festival for those who are neither up nor coming. It’s far and away the coolest anti-festival I can imagine, and though I know some of these folks only in cyberspace, it definitely has that freaky subculture feel, … [Read more…]
Oh sure, the cool people go to South By Southwest. Where famous people go to be famous and not famous people go in hopes of getting famous. However, for those of us stuck on the couch there is a festival just for us. Couch by Couchwest is rockin’ the internets for the third year in … [Read more…]
Well, it’s a new domain, and a new website. If you were looking for something polished, with focus and direction, then you really shouldn’t hang out with me. If, however, you want some strange combination of music, musing, rants, writing, photos, journaling, rambling, traveling and shoegazing… Stay tuned. More weirdness to come.