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Music by Eric

Yes, Music Really is Good for Your Health

Image source Bob Marley once said that one of the good things about music was that when it hit you, you feel no pain and he was right. He might not have known it to be true in the scientific sense, but he felt that music had the power to heal, and you know what? It can do much more than simply soothe your pain! If you love music, you’ll be happy to know that scientists have found numerous health benefits associated with both listening to and playing it… Music is a Form of Pain Relief As Bob Marley realized, music can relieve pain, and not just in the emotional sense. Studies have shown that playing music that you enjoy for at least 10-minutes can…
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Musical Memories: Jane’s Addiction, “Summertime Rolls,” and dancing on a rooftop

Songs are stories. A song can conjure up a time and place like nothing else. Some songs are inextricably etched together with moments in my life. These are Musical Memories. For a couple of summers, I lived on a rooftop, crowded into an apartment with a gaggle of bearded, sweaty men with strange accents. They called themselves “Texans.” During the day, we’d dress up like cowboys, throw rubber chickens at one another, then have a shootout. We got paid to do this. In the evenings, we’d go back to our rooftop apartment and drain many, many cans of very, very cheap beer. It paid like shit and the work was not what I was cut out to do, but the carefree lifestyle and the people…
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5 Tips To Finding The Best Stereo Tube Amplifiers For Your Needs

We are blessed to live in a world where we have access to wonderful technological devices. However, identifying the perfect devices from the numerous options can prove to be challenging. Since there are many features built into stereo tube amplifiers, selecting the right one for your needs can be difficult, to say the least. However, fret not, as we are here to help you make your decision. You can also read stereo tube amp info and reviews online to make an informed purchase. Without beating about the bush any further, here are 4 tips to finding the best stereo tube amplifiers for your needs. Tip 1: Focus on the THD+N numbers THD+N basically refers to Total Harmonic Distortion+ Noise and it is just a measure…
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Unplugged 3: Insanely excited about the next two m2 projects, so that’s great

Sat down for my first purposeful recording session in a long while a few weeks ago. Recorded for four or five hours straight, just a mic in a room (an attic, actually) a few feet in front of my amp. Really cold up there. My fingers were numb. Laid down ten tracks of material, lots of layered guitar work weaving in and out of one another rather than the dense sound assault I’ve done in recent years. Tried a new approach to playing and just attempted various iterations on it. The interplay of the guitars excited me. Had about an hour and a half of material when it was wrapped up. Got super focused on working that material over the other day and started mixing….
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Unplugged 2: snow daze are no ways

My whole life, staying focused has always been a challenge. As long as I’m doing new things, exploring new ideas, doing new tasks, and pursuing creative projects I can keep that in check (usually by multitasking so I’m bouncing back and forth from one thing to another), but it takes work to, you know, work. So to suddenly get slammed with a fairly big snowstorm that keeps the family home, thereby extending their winter vacation home by another four days, isn’t exactly a boon to focus. Love them, but it’s a small house, and no, I don’t have a dedicated, private office space. Still, managed to take three or four rough chapter drafts from my next book and chisel them into finished initial drafts yesterday,…
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