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:
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.
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!!!!
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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFIMOJ46ofk 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… Continue reading What inspires you?
A few minutes ago, I discovered Noah’s Youtube Channel. Wow! It has all sorts of fun videos that he has created with his music recently (and also with LETRON’s and my music as well!). Simply delightful! Check out this video of “Run. Run! Run!!! RUN!!! RUNNNN!!!!!” he made:
Many thanks to Kelly for posting all sorts of video and photos from Saturday’s party. If anyone else has video or photos from the night, please send them my way – I love that stuff! [nggallery id=22]
Firooz said it best: For two days we ran around the River Market area in Kansas City and shot this video. We had to dodge the cops around the train tracks and we had to beat the groupies off with sticks… This video kicks ass, and I think y’all will agree. There is nothing more… Continue reading Watch Our New Music Video!
Thanks to everyone who came out, emailed, called, texted, and otherwise supported our music video-release effort over the weekend! The party on Saturday night was a HUGE success. Highlights included a robot dance-off, an hour-and-a-half of Cryns #3 sing-a-longs, potato chips as far as the eye could see, and a little bit of debauchery (you… Continue reading Video Premiere was AWESOME!!!
Yesterday I led a session at Unsummit about the democratization of music entitled, “Rock-and-Roll in the Digital Age”. The personal computer and the Internet have significantly altered the path of music history. With virtually no technical roadblocks to recording music, everyone with access to a computer can do things that would have cost thousands of… Continue reading Rock-and Roll in the Digital Age: How the Garage Band and the Internet has Democratized Music
Dudes. We rocked the Terminal Bar last Friday night! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!! Here are some photos: [nggallery id=19] And here is a short video of “Kirsten Dunst”:
On a whim, I decided to record my practice session last night. I am ramping up for Friday night’s show at the Terminal Bar. We go on at 11 p.m. Oh! And that is Sccottt‘s tiny guitar! Yeehaw!! Enjoy!
Colin turned 30 last Sunday, and here’s the video to prove it!
Today, for kicks, I decided to try streaming and recording a live concert from my living room. And hot damn! It worked!! Check it out: I think I will try to do one of these regularly… Plus, with UStream, you can interact with me live if you happen to be online while I am recording.… Continue reading Live from My Living Room!
There’s this song by The Blow called, “True Affection“, that I absolutely love. It is beautiful, catchy, and simple and means something different to everyone who listens to it. THAT is the sign of a good song. When it means something to you. The great songs mean different things to you over time. For me,… Continue reading True Affection
One of the common threads amongst musicians worldwide is our ability to find new uses for duct tape. There was a time where I had duct-taped a microphone to a broom which was duct taped to a chair so that I had a microphone that reached my mouth. Another time, I duct-taped two broken drum… Continue reading Duct Tape Guitar Strap
Wow! How the time flies! I stumbled upon this classic video from a year ago that I filmed the night I bought my Macbook. Enjoy!
Today I might be playing a show with local rock legend, John Stowell, over at the Acadia Cafe. John called the other day and asked me to sit in with his band on the ukulele. Sounds like fun! The show is at 2 p.m. and is free to get in…I think… Also, I am trying… Continue reading Rahm the Attack Dog