Posts tagged "guitar"

Obsession: The missing factor

Obsession: The missing factor
I play guitar. That’s what I do. And when I manage to play every day, it might be what I’m best at. I can also play, to varying degrees, some hand drums, kit, keys, bass, mandolin, other percussives, harmonica… Music comes out of everything if you concentrate a little bit and tap your foot (in... Read more »

Annual Jam Band: The new tracks

Annual Jam Band: The new tracks
I wouldn’t be doing this music blog right if I didn’t share some of my own tunes. OUR tunes. The Annual Jam Band is a collaborative (and now ten-day-long) project that gathers from the far reaches of the country once a year to informally rock out a few parties, then move on to Rockford for... Read more »

Extended String Training: Musicians are athletes too

Extended String Training: Musicians are athletes too
Year after year athletes come to spring training/pre-season and fans think, Why do we need all these games? Everyone remembers the rules. Well.. Everyone except Manny Ramirez. It’s not the most fun to watch – and we certainly don’t watch them do crunches for hours and drink smoothies made of the wrong parts of vegetables... Read more »
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TV On The Radio - You

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Speaking of bands figuring out how to sell albums in the age of free music, there are also bands figuring out how to make a decent video in MTV’s post-music era. If you haven’t yet seen what the Beastie Boys did last year ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evA-R9OS-Vo ), I suggest you get two friends on Skype, pour up... Read more »

How do you answer the question: “What kind of music do you like?”

One thing I’ve found increasingly difficult to do is to give a new acquaintance a quick rundown of the kind of music I listen to. How do you gather up years of cranking stereos till your parents yell, mosh-pitting with thousands of jubilant kids, playing guitar alone in a dark room with a beer, paying... Read more »

Winter is a good time to learn new campfire songs

This installment seems ill-timed, but (there’s a BUT!) now’s the time to start planning your campfire songs if you want to be competent by July. (Assuming that this time period is really when our Earth experiences “winter.” I’m starting to wonder how long into baseball season we’ll be snowed-in. Anyway. Onward… ) Our Annual Jam... Read more »
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