Blog Index

This is an incomplete list of my blog posts by category. It’s a work in progress.

Music and the Music Industry

Downloadable Music and the Flipped Listener Relationship: The difference between vinyl and downloadable and its impact on performers and consumers.

Band Dynamics

The Curious World of In-Ear Monitors: They take some getting used to. Are they worth it?

The Physical Aspect of Rehearsal: Recognition versus Recall: Why it’s easy to play along to a tune on your player, but not so easy to remember it all when rehearsing.
Forming a Band? – Read a Business Book: Books on management can go a long way to helping a band succeed.

Music Heroes. Pro Musicians

Paul Shaffer – We’ll be here for the rest of our lives : A brief look at Paul Shaffer – his autobiography, his current work with Keep the Blues Alive, and the famous  “Shaffer Move.”

Those Wonderful Lost-Then-Found Famous Guitars: A look at Peter Frampton’s lost Les Paul, Myles Goodwyn’s Melody Maker, and of course, George Harrison’s “Lucy”

The Ancient Art of Weaving and Band Telepathy: Great, well-rehearsed bands can rely on each member to carry the tune It’s a type of telepathy, and formed part of a performance style that Keith Richards referred to as the “Ancient Art of Weaving.”

Steven Tyler and the Power of Networking: After listening to Tyler’s wonderful autobiography, Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?, I got to thinking, what if Tyler and Perry had not met up in summer camp?

The Passionate Black-and-White World of July Talk: A review of the band from the perspective of two concerts almost a year apart.

Zappacosta: Our connection to the wonderfully versatile singer. A Canadian treasure.

 

Iconic Places

Walkin’ In Memphis: A place that has music history in every corner.

Ike Turner’s Pantsuit is in Beijing: A brief recount of my visit to the Hard Rock Café in Beijing.

Movies

Pink Floyd: The Wall: This remains one of my three favorite movies of all time. I never realized, when watching it in 1980, just how soon society would come around once again to relive Pink’s darkest fantasies.

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