Tag Archive: music

My first new music for 2018: “Coming Up For Air,” by m2

This is the new m2 record, my ongoing music project focused on guitar soundscapes, drones, and dense ambiance. It’s outer space music. Music to write or meditate to. The sound of ocean waves and the moons of Jupiter; of machinery at the bottom of a canyon and of being 100 feet beneath the water. I almost dropped this in the autumn of 2017, but I ended up spending quite a bit of time fussing with the third track, removing it, putting it back, fussing with it some more. Ended up using a severely shortened version of it (about 4 minutes long compared to the original 9). It seems to work best this way. This record is meant to be more open and spacious than recent…
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I could talk music with friends for hours. In this case, it’s U2

A year or so ago, Tig over at Nerd Out With Me and I brought Bootsy Spankins P.I. into the attic to talk music. The idea was to do a monthly show where we’d reach into the bins holding my CDs, pull something out at random, and take it from there. We recorded a few segments but ended up dropping the idea. Too much hassle dancing around copyright issues on Youtube in order to use the music. They never saw the light of day. I really liked the idea. I could sit down and yammer about music with someone for hours (especially if there’s beer). I’ve been doing it most of my life! Thankfully, the ’90s podcast I now do with Tig lets me do…
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The new Godspeed You! Black Emperor disappoints, until it doesn’t

I can still remember my reaction the first time I heard Godspeed You! Black Emperor (then stylized as Godspeed You Black Emperor!): “Sonofabitch, some bastards did it! Those crazy bastards did it!” And it was amazing. This was mid 1998. I had pulled some friends together for a semi-improvisational noise band called Slumbersigh. We played a few shows early that year, blasted some feedback at the audience, and called it quits before summer. During that stretch, I waxed poetic to the drummer about this sound I heard in my head, this musical thing I wanted to do but had no idea how to accomplish. Sprawling, seemingly endless instrumental songs that built slowly towards a raging crescendo, backed by strings and horns, with multiple guitars weaving…
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5 Tips to Selecting a Music Teacher

Contributed Post When looking to learn a new instrument you will also be researching to select a music teacher. When selecting a music teacher there are a few things you will want to keep in mind. Finding the perfect teacher may take some time but in the end, it is all worth it. Here are a few tips when selecting a music teacher. Ask questions when meeting the music teacher. There is nothing wrong with asking questions of a teacher who may be teaching you how to play a new instrument. There are teachers who will be happy to answer any questions you may have. By asking questions this proves that you are really interested in learning and how the teacher goes about teaching. Does…
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What are the top 7 best selling items every DJ needs?

Contributed Post A good DJ is not short on equipment. With new technology providing advancement in electronics on a regular basis, it can be a challenge to decipher what is new and noteworthy and what modifications to equipment are just gimmicks or features that entice one to make a purchase but are not all that useful. In this article, we will share some of the top best selling items that every DJ needs in their repertoire. While this article only provides a brief snapshot of each item, you can learn more in depth information on BestDJStuff.com.   1) Pioneer DJ DDJ-SB2 Controller, $240. This controller is highly coveted by experienced and beginner DJs alike as it offers great, lightweight portability and easy to use jog…
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