With Farmhilly rained out and nearly electrocuting everyone on site, we regrouped to underneath a tent and proceeded – The show must go on!
Guitar Lesson: All That I Want
I’ve been itching to do another guitar lesson and in the process re-examine some of my old writing fallbacks and tricks. At Baves’ request, I bring you the “All That I Want” Guitar lesson! And here’s the “All That I Want” audio:
Con El Sol – The Speakeasy Heroes
The Speakeasy Heroes were the predecessor to my Minneapolis outfits. If we could travel back in time to the year 2000, we would see a young grunge outfit transforming into something special. We were greater than the sum of our parts. I have not quite been able to capture and release the magic of that band since. On the whole, the music I am writing today is vastly superior to the music I was writing back then, but sometimes a good band trumps good music.
We were able to reunite for the first time in 12 years and performed a couple of songs at my wedding. Here is a clip of us playing Nate Cryns’s Con El Sol.
We released an LP that summer, complete with songs written and recorded that summer. Pretty neat! Ask nicely, and I might send you a copy.
Miladic Video Directed by Fifi 3PO
I just watched the new Miladic video. Wow! It was directed by the master of fancy names, Fifi 3PO, who also directed Run. Run! Run!!! RUN!!! RUNNNN!!!!
What inspires you?
An energy flows from my upper stomach and into my eyes and exits through my armhairs when I listen to “Every New Day” by Five Iron Frenzy. Five Iron Frenzy is a now-defunct Christian ska band from the 1990’s. They were among the biggest bands on the Christian touring circuit for a while in the… Continue reading What inspires you?