In the last post, I wrote about finding an old cassette that had a bunch of really experimental, clever, crazy music that a couple buddies and myself created over 25 years ago. I was lamenting that creating and recording music back then was for the most part much more fun than what I do now because it was honest, passionate, a bit naive and sometimes downright foolish. It was certainly not jaded by the influence of the music business like probably too much of what I do now is. There was no auto… Continue
Added by Mark Lee Townsend on June 30, 2008 at 3:30pm —
I thought I'd offer up a new song called Relentless until the new Hot Apple Pie CD comes out. It's a song Stan Lynch and I wrote a few months back. We had a ball in the studio and I think that comes across when you listen to it. I'd love to know what you think about it. If you dig it you'll be able to download it exclusively off my Nimbit
You might not be able to… Continue
Added by Brady Seals on June 29, 2008 at 8:36am —
These tunes are what I did during my last semester at MTSU. I took the studio production class, and I had the good fortune to partner with Gabe Golden from the advanced engineering class. We hooked up with Murfreesboro singer/songwriter Seth Moore and helped him turn some of his tunes from solo endeavors into full-band showcases. Talent attracts talent, and we got to work with a lot of great musicians in the area, not all of whom are represented here (we still have more overdubs to… Continue
Added by Stephen Trageser on June 25, 2008 at 11:27am —
How high or low the larynx should be in your neck when you sing is steeped in controversy and misunderstanding. Unfortunately, it's also important. Get it too wrong and you have big vocal problems.
I just watched a wonderful video by vocal coach Lisa Popeil. While I don't agree with all of her techniques, especially that of the head moving forward for power, I do agree with what she says about positions of the larynx. She names five positions, with the middle (not raised or lowered)… Continue
Added by Judy Rodman on June 25, 2008 at 10:57am —
Have I said how great being on the bus is? Well. if I haven't ,,, it fuckin ROCKS!!! I can smoke in the suicide seat if I want, listen to loud screaming metal as loud as I want in the back lounge (even if Im on a cuntry tour).. I can pick up a lot lizard at any given fuel stop. And best of all, I can spend quality spooning time with my monitor man Jews. Hes so dreamy. In all seriousness,, this dream I live is one of giving my heart and soul to the people in the seat to bring them a joy that… Continue
Added by Kristopher A Tweedy on June 24, 2008 at 1:22am —
Here is a guest post from my friend, veteran engineer/producer Ronny Light. It's a counterpoint look at the question of record sales slump so heavily reported by the media these days. You can email Ronny at firstname.lastname@example.org. In fact... I've been trying to get him to sign up to NMP, help me out, guys! :)
Anyway, here's Ronny's post:
Are record sales up or down? You may be surprised to find unit sales are at an all time high. See attached RIAA Sales Figures.… Continue
Added by Judy Rodman on June 23, 2008 at 11:09pm —
Hey there to all who may be interested.
I have been working on a book called "Audio Chicks" which is far from being finished. Anyway, I have a blog that is following my interviews and progress, and I thought some of you might be interested in seeing who I am interviewing along the way.
I am in the "pioneers" phase, where I am interviewing those who have been in the business for over ten years - in some cases 20 or 30 years (or more)!
This book will be for men… Continue
Added by Jill Courtney on June 20, 2008 at 11:55am —
So finally,,, FINALLY,, we get the Prevost back ( There is a doG ). It has been since New Years Day since last we spotted this mystical beast they call a tour bus. Five dollars a gallon,,?????? So be it! Get me on that fine piece of French Canadian engineering that takes me in the direction of which "THEY" point. As the airlines start to show their asses,, it is about the same I hope. Did I mention I dont fly well. Keep rockin
Added by Kristopher A Tweedy on June 19, 2008 at 7:24pm —
Here's a first look at the new Jason Aldean video for "Relentless" which I am prominently featured in.
www.cnotespots.com/vidsigrichredmond.htm (My ‘Video Signature’)
www.youtube.com/richredmond (Official You Tube Channel)
www.richredmond.com (Official… Continue
Added by Rich "Grooveboy" Redmond on June 19, 2008 at 2:37am —
I had the pleasure of meeting Jimmy Fortune and Mike Rogers, both great guys. I hope to meet many more like these.
Added by Mike (The English Guy) on June 17, 2008 at 9:52pm —
A good friend of mine (Ted Hamilton) played bass for Johnny Rodriguez and David Frizzell, I'm trying to get some contact info for these two guys, if anyone can help, please let me know. Thanks friends..
Added by Mike (The English Guy) on June 16, 2008 at 6:41pm —
"Where the Music Takes You" ARI GOLD (Featuring Sasha Allen)
Produced & Written by ►HITPLAY (JoJoHo & Seany P) & ARI GOLD…
Added by SEANY P on June 15, 2008 at 4:39pm —
I love my mommy, but I still need a great mudder..... and a drywaller, too, for that matter. My basement studio needs finishing, but the budget's tight - I do not want to use the typical drywalling company. If you can recommend someone, or if you'd be interested yourself - drop me a line!
Added by Mark Lange on June 14, 2008 at 7:30am —
Earlier in my career, before I knew what I know now, I used to do a little trick to find out if I was going to be in good voice for the day. As soon as I woke up, before I even opened my eyes, I would make a few little sounds climbing up into my head voice... light little short "oo" stabs. If I could take this sound up pretty high, I knew I would be in good shape. If I couldn't take this sound high, I knew I was going to have a more limited voice for the day. Argh!! That indicator could be… Continue
Added by Judy Rodman on June 11, 2008 at 5:20pm —
“ROAD LUST “
Long as we’re talking about the trials and tribulations of the music business. Let me address “the crack cocain of the next decade”. There is a serious pitfall to all of you who take to the road on tour. When yer away from home for weeks or even months yer gonna face some real desires as a direct result of being “tired, hungry hurt and lonely”. I have yet to find that the reading of scripture and prayer ever prevents an erection in another direction! There is… Continue
Added by Ricky B. Rogers on June 9, 2008 at 2:35pm —
“what the hell is up with Christian Radio?”
One of the disadvantages in being a young visionary is that you can see the changes comin in the future of music before the status quo has had time to retool. You are the one who probably asked.. “What the hell is up with Christian Radio?”. I, of course, would never use the word “hell” in that context because it might guarantee that I would never get airplay on Christian Radio ever again. Why? Cause my mom listens to Christian… Continue
Added by Ricky B. Rogers on June 9, 2008 at 2:32pm —
Endorsements! (the importance of relationships)
When you think of “endorsements” yer first visual might be Tiger Woods selling cheesy Buicks on T.V.. Like he’s driving one of those everyday when he’s making bank! Driving golf balls farther than you can go on a tank of gas! He has millions of dollars coming in “in endorsements”. Why? cause everybody wants to stand next to the guy that has everybody else’s attention!
But whether you know it or not,… Continue
Added by Ricky B. Rogers on June 9, 2008 at 2:30pm —
Fan Fair has come and gone for another year. It is bitter sweet. Kinda like having your prostate checked, it hurts when you are in the middle of it but when its over you are oh so glad you did it. It was definitely a week of old friends getting together to pull off one of the biggest gigs of the year. Not as many surprise guests this year and the band order was at times a head scratcher but for the most part, everything was fine as TN wine. So we should all make this past week and treat it like… Continue
Added by Kristopher A Tweedy on June 9, 2008 at 12:33am —
Thin, weak, lifeless, muffled/hooty, nasal, monotone and and edgy voices-
They all have one thing in common- the "resonance cave" of the voice is not completely open.
These vocal sounds are not nearly as "listenable" as rich, clear, bell-like, multi-textured musical sounds of voice when the throat is open. Sometimes a person is so used to speaking or singing with a compromised voice they don't even know it's possible to change it. But with vocal training to open the… Continue
Added by Judy Rodman on June 6, 2008 at 11:30pm —
If there is anyone out there that will be attanding the NAMM show, it would be a fantastic opportunity for us to meet.
I will be there on Friday 6/20/08, I will be arriving in Nashville on Thursday and leaving on Saturday.
Anyone interested, let me know, we could meet in the lobby of the convention center and grab a cup of tea, my treat...
Added by Mike (The English Guy) on June 6, 2008 at 8:11am —