Music Memos App

So, I was exercising this morning and had an idea for one of the songs I’m working on.  Coming up with a compelling arrangement has been challenging, since it’s a somewhat complex song, chord-wise.  But, an idea came to me for how to do the transition between the end of the chorus and the next verse. … More Music Memos App

“Stiff” by White Denim – Check it out!

OK, so, Liquid Solids got out of the ever-so-tenuous and ill-defined groove that we were almost in with our blog posts.  But we’re back, baby!  In the interest of publishing more, I’m going for shorter posts more often.  So, here goes! Firmly in the category of “new albums that I’m really digging right now” is Stiff … More “Stiff” by White Denim – Check it out!

Movie: “Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued”

{To the one (or possibly two!) people who may be following this blog, thank you.  And thanks for still reading this even though nothing has been posted in over a month.  I hope it’s been worth the wait.  I had fun writing it.  Enjoy!} If you haven’t had a chance to check out the documentary … More Movie: “Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued”

Steve Miller Band: Still Rockin’ You, Baby!

I recently had the pleasure and good fortune to see the Steve Miller Band in concert.  What a great night!  I’d grown up on both of SMB’s greatest hits records.  Seeing them live really drove home the incredible skill of Steve Miller.  I’m greatly impressed with his ability to craft songs that have both mass … More Steve Miller Band: Still Rockin’ You, Baby!

Movie: Tom Dowd and the Language of Music

I just saw a great movie via Netflix (DVD, not streaming!)  It’s called Tom Dowd and the Language of Music.  It’s a really interesting biography of legendary producer Tom Dowd.  Tom worked with a who’s who of classic artists from every genre – Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, John Coltrane, The Allman Brothers Band, Derek and the Dominos…the … More Movie: Tom Dowd and the Language of Music

Porcupine Tree: Why did I wait so long to listen to this band?

Porcupine Tree is one of those bands that I’ve heard of, but never really heard.  One of those bands where I figured I should probably listen to them, but never really did, for whatever reason.  I remedied that last week when I ordered their 2002 album In Absentia from Amazon.  (Yes, it’s 2015 and I still buy … More Porcupine Tree: Why did I wait so long to listen to this band?