Showing posts from August, 2016

Big show coming up

We're 2 days away from playing a big stage at the CLE Wednesday night. We haven't played since Sportnet's Hockeyville event at the Marina back in January.

We got a good rehearsal in last week and it didn't take much time at all to dial everyone in and get things nice and tight. Last night's practice was fun - we went over all the cover songs and 2 songs we may throw into the lineup if we need them. Spirits were high and everything sounded right.

Carlo suggested i use his new Savage amp. He liked the way it sounded. I got used to the subtle differences after adjusting a few things in my effects chain. We're going through the whole set list again I'll run that amp through it's paces. It will definitely save some effort moving it instead of my 4x12 cab and amp head.

I've really made an effort with Tourist Bureau to 'add' nuances to the songs instead of 'blasting' through with my guitar. There's a lot going on and my appr…

Daily Musings Writing Experiment

My personality type is the kind that likes to deep dive on interest.  Once I like something I tend to exhaust it.  Leave no stone un-turned is my motto.  My latest obsession is Long Way Round.  It's that documentary that came out about 10 years ago with Ewan McGregor.  He and a mate of his decide to ride motor cycles around the world in 3 months.   
They wanted to document their adventure.  Before the journey they challenged themselves to do a video diary at the end of the day.  It's pretty interesting.
My life - is no way as interesting as say Ewan McGregor's and the prospect of other people having an interest in my day to day ventures is pretty scant.  However I really liked the idea of journalling for myself as record of my accomplishments.  The idea of having something look back on as a reminder that I am living my life is assuring.
Video blogging for myself - I will see about that.  My comfort level isn't there yet.  But I do see is it's merit.

BoJack Horseman Theme

So the latest episode of Song Exploder was released  yesterday - it's one of my favorite things for my earballs.  They break down artist's songs - everything from lyrical influences, instruments, themes etc.

The latest was about the theme to BoJack Horseman.  It's pretty awesome. Patrick Carney of The Black Keys explains how he was experimenting in his studio and plugged his Protools click track into the CV of an analogue keyboard and put it through it's arpeggiator to come up with the opening of the track.

He got his uncle involved - Ralph Carney of the Tom Waits band who is an amazing Sax player. Together they shipped the song tracks back and forth and collaborated on this piece not knowing what would come of this composition.

The creators of BoJack Horseman were big fans of The Black Keys and got in touch with Patrick.  The rest is history.  The Carney's little project became the them song to the show.

I've never seen BoJack Horseman.  But after hearing t…