Thursday, June 23, 2011
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Supraluxe on Moozone
Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Review: Absolute Powerpop
Monday, April 25, 2011
Light In Your Veins
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Podcast: Filmed But Not Forgotten
Podcast: Radio Orphans
Podcast: Indie Music Sampler
Podcast: For Immediate Release
Podcast: North Star Radio
Podcast: Jaan's World
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Where It's At
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
The Super Sounds of Supraluxe
Monday, December 06, 2010
Friday, December 03, 2010
Thursday, December 02, 2010
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
The Super Sounds of Supraluxe
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, May 03, 2009
There's life in the old tunes yet..............
Friday, April 10, 2009
New CD almost done
Stay tuned here for details.
Saturday, April 04, 2009
Captain Beefheart's 10 Commandments of Guitar Playing
1. Listen to the birds.
That's where all the music comes from. Birds know everything about how it should sound and where that sound should come from. And watch hummingbirds. They fly really fast, but a lot of times they aren't going anywhere.
2. Your guitar is not really a guitar Your guitar is a divining rod.
Use it to find spirits in the other world and bring them over. A guitar is also a fishing rod. If you're good, you'll land a big one.
3. Practice in front of a bush
Wait until the moon is out, then go outside, eat a multi-grained bread and play your guitar to a bush. If the bush dosen't shake, eat another piece of bread.
4. Walk with the devil
Old Delta blues players referred to guitar amplifiers as the "devil box." And they were right. You have to be an equal opportunity employer in terms of who you're bringing over from the other side. Electricity attracts devils and demons. Other instruments attract other spirits. An acoustic guitar attracts Casper. A mandolin attracts Wendy. But an electric guitar attracts Beelzebub.
5. If you're guilty of thinking, you're out
If your brain is part of the process, you're missing it. You should play like a drowning man, struggling to reach shore. If you can trap that feeling, then you have something that is fur bearing.
6. Never point your guitar at anyone
Your instrument has more clout than lightning. Just hit a big chord then run outside to hear it. But make sure you are not standing in an open field.
7. Always carry a church key
That's your key-man clause. Like One String Sam. He's one. He was a Detroit street musician who played in the fifties on a homemade instrument. His song "I Need a Hundred Dollars" is warm pie. Another key to the church is Hubert Sumlin, Howlin' Wolf's guitar player. He just stands there like the Statue of Liberty-making you want to look up her dress the whole time to see how he's doing it.
8. Don't wipe the sweat off your instrument
You need that stink on there. Then you have to get that stink onto your music.
9. Keep your guitar in a dark place
When you're not playing your guitar, cover it and keep it in a dark place. If you don't play your guitar for more than a day, be sure you put a saucer of water in with it.
10. You gotta have a hood for your engine
Keep that hat on. A hat is a pressure cooker. If you have a roof on your house, the hot air can't escape. Even a lima bean has to have a piece of wet paper around it to make it grow.