My First Record: Ronnie Kwasman of Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s | TVD Memphis Well, this might completely destroy what’s left of my “indie credibility”, but the first vinyl record I ever purchased with my own money was an album by Styx, it was called Pieces of Eight. Let me start off by saying, I grew up in Chicago in the 70s, and … Continue reading My First Record: Ronnie Kwasman of Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s | TVD Memphis
DIY Strat (and other guitar projects). Stu Morrow does it again! This time he rescues my beloved AKG headphones from the trash bin. Much respect. Continue reading DIY Strat (and Other Guitar Projects): Stu Comes To The Rescue Once Again
As the world and my daily routine have become increasingly compressed and transparent, I’ve been impressed by just how quickly things can be done (and in some cases, completely and irrevocably destroyed) by the Internet. Yesterday’s Gawker headlines contained no less than five stories about people who’ve either done wonderful things on the web, or have flushed their lives down the toilet by unwisely saying crazy stuff or posting pictures of themselves doing questionable shit on Facebook or Twitter.
- Timothy Dluhos, the racist crybaby EMT, was suspended by the FDNY for 30 days, though he may be fined or fired later.
- George Zimmerman’s Stupid Brother Can’t Seem to Stop Tweeting About ‘Black Teens’
- Brazilian Model’s Breastfeeding Photos Stir Controversy, But Not for the Reason You Might Think (NSFW)
- Time Magazine Identifies the Best Twitterers on Twitter of This Year
- The Princess and the Trolls: The Heartrending Legend of Adalia Rose, the Most Reviled Six-Year-Old Girl on the Internet
And that’s just from the front page. There are dozens more. Click any one of those links, and well, now you know why I’m a cynical fuck when it comes to this kind of shit. But every now and then, something good happens, and it’s my duty as a human being to share that experience.
With the bulk of drums finished – one more track and a bunch of timing mistakes to fix, so basically one more session and one session beyond my proposed deadline – it was time to direct my attention to bass. Perhaps the most pressing need was finding an actual bass to play. My beloved 1978 Fender P-bass is in a storage space in S.F. At the time, I did not know anyone in Taipei who played bass (and would ostensibly let me borrow their stick for a cupla weeks). I know there are a bunch of bass players out there; I just don’t know any of them. So I went around to several local music stores and inquired about renting a bass. No dice.
Do you know why Ringo Starr had “blisters on his fingers”? I do. It’s because Paul McCartney learned to play drums, and Ringo hadn’t touched his kit in a long, long time. His callouses were history. Read the full update via News, Info, Updates, Etc. | Black Sunshine Media. Continue reading News, Info, Updates, Etc. | Aztec Hearts
The March 4, 2013 update features a video, the Playskool Rocktivity Sit, Crawl and Stand Band Activity Arch, possible karaoke misgivings, busted headphones, and saving the hard stuff for the end. Click here to read the full update. Continue reading The Latest Update from Aztec Hearts
Aztec Hearts News, Info, Updates, Etc. The weekly update featuring a mini-rant about drum machines and the progress of the new record. Continue reading Aztec Hearts News, Info, Updates, Etc.
Here’s what we have cookin’ – to be served up in the near future. Audio As Bob of Bob and Ron’s Record Club wrote, “Everybody at some time looks at their [record collections] and says, ‘I don’t know what to play, I don’t want to listen to any of it.’” That’s no longer a problem, as Bob and Ron are never short of ideas; their … Continue reading Hot n’ Fresh
If rock bands have a “death and taxes” equivalent, it could be “cover songs and substance abuse.” There are certainly loads of bands who have never recorded a cover song, but literally every single rock musician has at some point in their lives, learned how to play by copying their heroes, and in many cases, adopting their habits. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. … Continue reading Audio Resuscitation 2