Mixing Vocals Tutorial from Recording Revolution

Great tutorial on mixing vocals by Graham Cochrane from Recording Revolution.

Lyric Inspiration: Bastards Young - The Replacements

Read about it in a Rolling Stones interview with Tim Kaine (Issue 1273, 11/3/16 p.15). He pointed out a favorite lyric from the song Bastards Young by The Replacements :
The ones who love us best are the ones we'll lay to rest
And visit their graves on holidays at best
The ones who love us least are the ones we'll die to please
If it's any consolation, I don't begin to understand them
This is so relevant to me.

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"DON'T ASK FOR A MILLION DOLLARS" - A Valuable Takeaway From A Rolling Stone Article

I've piled on quite a stack of unread magazine titles which I intend to digest before tossing them. It usually takes me two to three days to finish one particular issue. I'm working through my Rolling Stone magazine subscription. As of this writing, I'm about halfway through Issue #1265/1266, July 14-29, 2016. On the cover is Hip Hop artist, Future.


I've been toying with the idea of going to open mics to play acoustic sets. Since I love harmonies, I thought a vocal effect processor would come in handy. So last February, I got a TC-Helicon Harmony Singer. From the reviews and videos I've read and seen, it seemed to be a nifty compact gadget.

I've gotten busy with my photography business so the Harmony Singer has been sitting in the box for the past two months. I still need to check it out so I'll be posting my review and maybe some demo videos when I get to it.

The Man Who Sold The World - David Bowie on SNL via HuluPLUS

One of my musical influences was Nirvana and back in my college band days, I remember performing a cover of their cover of David Bowie's "The Man Who Sold The World".

I've been watching Saturday Night Live from the very first season and I enjoy seeing my favorite actors, actresses, comedians and musicians win their younger days.

What a delight to watch David Bowie on Season 5, Episode 7 performing "The Man Who Sold The World". I thought I'd post the excerpt on my blog so I can easily go back to it whenever I want to.

I hope you enjoy it too.