Sometimes amazing things happen to me. Saturday night was one of the most amazing nights of my life – the kind of night I have been dreaming of me whole life. Let me set the stage. It is my band’s video premiere at Jim’s house, a subtle and intimate venue for something that is so… Continue reading Amazing things.
I have been taking voice lessons for the last month or so and have learned a lot about how some singers use their stomachs (i.e. diaphrams) to push air through their mouth rather than using their throats as I normally do. The advantages of using my diaphram are potentially huge, with the biggest advantage being… Continue reading Changing the Way I Sing
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
I purchased Andrew Bird’s “Noble Beast” on Amazon MP3 a couple of days ago. It is one of the most expertly crafted rock albums that I have heard. Today I am listening to a live recording of a Spoon show. Spoon is not a brilliant band by any means, but their second record, “Kill the… Continue reading The Politics of Listening
We need help. We have no brand. Well, actually, we have a brand, but we don’t know what it is yet. My band, Cryns #3, has been playing shows regularly now for over 3 years, and over that time we have been focusing on what we do best (making music) and neglecting what we do… Continue reading Help me position my band's brand! You are smart…we are musicians.