Category: Band Stuff

Filed in the “Good Things Happen” Department… Part 27.

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I have no idea if this is the 27th time I’ve written  a “”Good Things Happen” post. I’ve written a few. The number just popped in my head, and I ran with it. This is going to be a fun music-filled weekend. Tonight, my band Laurel Canyon is playing its first two hour show ever […]

Saturday October 5th, 2013 in Audio Mixing / Matching, Band Stuff, Lyrics | No Comments »

Bass Players VS Chicks! UPDATE!

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  NOTE – I’m gay, so I have no idea if this is true!  At one gig, many many (juni) moons ago, a chick did try to pick me up first, before all the other members of the band. After I rebuffed her advances, she then went for the guitarist. I was her first choice….  […]

Saturday May 18th, 2013 in Band Stuff, Fun Bits!, Gay., Icky Girls, Life | 3 Comments »

Is The Electric Guitar Dead?????

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I was reading a review of the new Bowie album, and came across this quote: It’s also probably worth noting that the four-piece rock band itself, and especially the electric guitar — that bastion and symbol of late-sixties rebellion — has grown long in the tooth. It’s been nearly 50 years since Hendrix, and though […]

Guitaring Update.

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I’m learning a couple of songs… OK, relearning one of them. I have been doing a very simple version of Crowded Houses “Don’t Dream It’s Over” fairly well. A month ago I stumbled upon this vid of My Finn and friends playing the song with a more complicated strumming pattern. I knew there and then […]

Sunday February 3rd, 2013 in Band Stuff, Life | No Comments »

My Latest Song…. “The Cost Of Freedom”.

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It only took 27 years from the time I started it to finishing it this week! I’m pretty sure this is one of the ones I came up with while riding my bike the ten miles from Mesa College to my house when I lived in San Diego. The ** indicates the bit that has […]

Wednesday January 9th, 2013 in Band Stuff, Gay., Honesty, Lyrics | No Comments »

Somethimes, Good Things Happen! Part 387,279

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Sometimes, things come together without planning. My duo group, Taylor-Martin, my project with Jim Rust, has grown! With the addition of Jorge Apsey, we are now a trio, and Laurel Canyon is born! As the historical name implies, we are modeling our sound after the bands that came out of that area – CSNY, Byrd’s, […]

Monday December 31st, 2012 in Band Stuff, Life, Lyrics, Music / Video | No Comments »

Sea Of Sound – Criavia. The Album Review.

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Well, I haven’t done an album review in a very long time, so I’m overdue. And since I haven’t recorded anything in a year, but these guys have, I figure this is as good a place to resume the act of trying to be a music critic. Criavia is the self produced debut album by […]

Open Mic / U.S.S. Titanic Update. Part 1

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It’s been a busy week, what with the surprising election results and all. I do have one more political idea to finish up and post this weekend. But I think it’s time to write an update on music stuff. I played the open mic at Audie’s Olympic Tavern on Tuesday night, and followed that up […]

Saturday November 10th, 2012 in Band Stuff | No Comments »

U.S.S. Titanic Update!

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So…. How was your Tuesday? Yesterday was one of those hectic days. Work was backed up due to Monday’s rain. I installed a heat exchanger on a heater, and that took longer than I thought it would. got home with just enough time to string the Taylor… Oh, if only I had only strung it! […]

Wednesday October 24th, 2012 in Band Stuff, Fun Bits!, Life, Music / Video, Solo Album | No Comments »

Singing…. A couple of bits of advise.

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First off, let make sure that no one mistakes me for a vocal coach. I am not. I’ve had some vocal training when I was studying to be an actor and broadcaster, both of which I never ended up doing as a career. That training gave me some valuable instruction on how to use my […]

Tuesday September 25th, 2012 in Band Stuff, Music / Video | No Comments »