I just heard the news this morning via the Suicidal Tendencies' facebook post that Tim 'Rawbiz' Williams a recent bassist for Suicidal has passed.
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 Isn't this an outdated technology?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!Read More
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.
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.Read More
Want to see the other articles in the Guitar Gear Guide series? Just click the link.
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.Read More
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.
Topics: Music History
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.
Music Book Review: Vinyl Music History
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.”Read More
Topics: Music Books
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