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Sad at loss of ex-Suicidal Tendencies bassist, Tim 'Rawbiz' Williams

Posted by Dale Berkebile on Aug 28, 2014 8:04:00 AM

 

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I just heard the news this morning via the Suicidal Tendencies' facebook post that Tim 'Rawbiz' Williams a recent bassist for Suicidal has passed. 

 

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Topics: Music History, Music Deaths

Spinning Wax: An Introduction to Vinyl Record Collecting

Posted by Martina Fasano on Aug 22, 2014 12:35:33 PM


INTRODUCTION: By Dale Berkebile

Okay, you may be hearing a buzz around listening to, buying, trading, and collecting vinyl records. I know what you may be thinking… isn't this what old people do? Isn't this an outdated technology? Don't records scratch? Isn't vinyl record collecting just for hipsters?

Yes some of these things may be true. But the music industry is changing and because of this many music listeners are reconnecting with their youth, others are learning that an album actually delivers great sound quality, while the youth are getting introduced to an old technology that is being brought into the future. Today vinyl record sales are growing at a pace not seen for some 20 years.

Because of this Martina Fasano has decided to share her story and tips for how to and why you should get into the vinyl record collecting game. This will be a series of articles giving several tips, ideas, and concepts to help you find all the joy vinyl records brings to music lovers and audiophiles everywhere.

Let's get spinning those records already! Enjoy!

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Topics: Spinning Wax, Vinyl Records

Culture Shock: Review of Beethoven’s Ninth & Anti-Establishment Views

Posted by Franklin Mount on Aug 16, 2014 1:34:00 PM

Culture Shock is a series where we bring you an exposure to culture like classical music and the symphony. This one covers the Mostly Mozart Festival on August 13, 2014 and gives and overview of the life and times of Beethoven.

Program: The Consecration of the House Overture and Symphony No. 9 in D Minor

It had been awhile since I had heard any live classical music, and especially since I had heard Beethoven’s Ninth, and I needed a dose of both live classical and Beethoven. So when I saw that the Mostly Mozart Festival was playing this, it was a no brainer.

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Topics: Culture Shock, Live Music

Guitar Gear Guide #5:
An Introduction to Guitar Pedals & Effects

Posted by Martina Fasano on Aug 14, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Want to see the other articles in the Guitar Gear Guide series? Just click the link.

Plug and Play -
An Introduction to Guitar Pedals & Effects

If you’ve followed along with my 5-part series you may have already purchased a guitar and an amplifier and have started to learn how to play the instrument. Or, you’ve been waiting for the grand finale and want to know all about those cool sounds that your guitar heroes make and how you can make them too. You want to know what pedal to buy so that when you step on it to play that searing solo at Wembley Stadium it will respond exactly the way you like. I would hate to disappoint any of my readers, so without further adieu, here it is: your guide to guitar effects.

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Topics: Gear Guide, Music Education

Respect for Robin Williams: Suicide Resources and Hopeless Records

Posted by Dale Berkebile on Aug 12, 2014 5:13:37 PM

Yesterday was an odd day for me, well the evening is what got weird. I put my son to bed and read him a book that mentioned "Good Morning blah, blah, blah", "Good Day blah, blah, blah", "Good Evening blah, blah, blah", "Good Night blah, blah, blah" on every page. So I started throwing around my best imitation of Robin Williams doing his "Goooooood Moooorning Vietnam" saying from the movie of the same name.

So my son is now down and my wife comes to me and says "Oh my god I just got a text from US Weekly that Robin Williams died!"

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Topics: Miscellaneous

Abby Road: Album Cover Photo - The 45th Anniversary

Posted by Franklin Mount on Aug 8, 2014 11:30:00 AM

Today we thought we'd pay tribute to the Beatles Abby Road album cover photo on it's 45th anniversary.

The idea was sketched by Paul McCartney; photographer Iain Macmillan was given ten minutes to take the photograph, while a policeman held up traffic.

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Topics: Music History

Enter Jaded Punk Hulk

Posted by Joel Weichbrodt on Aug 5, 2014 3:00:00 PM

While cynicism and the ensuing lazy breakdown of just why something shouldn't float your boat is a simple-minded and unnecessary step towards theoretical enlightenment, one would be remiss to deny credit where it is due; some folks are really good at it.

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Topics: Miscellaneous

Music Book Review: 70's Music History recorded in The Vinyl Dialogues

Posted by Paul Mount on Aug 3, 2014 6:30:00 PM


Music Book Review: Vinyl Music History

Music from the 1970s conjures up many classic stereotypes: bright colors, disco balls, long hair. It’s an era that is associated with sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll.

However, in his book The Vinyl Dialogues, Mike Morsch goes well beyond those stereotypes in taking us back to the 1970s. With the help of musicians, Morsch uncovers some amazing tales, often forgotten or untold.

“There’s no sex in the book, there’s a little bit of drugs, and there’s a whole lot of rock ‘n’ roll,” he said. “I did try to consciously focus on the music, the making of the music, the songwriting. I just wanted to know what the process is.”

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Topics: Music Books

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