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More Guitars To Record

A late night discussion last night with my co-producer led to a statement of more guitars! That is what is being called for in the final stages of American Mayhem production. As a guitar player I don’t really have a problem with recording more guitars. …

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Elixir Las Vegas

In case you missed it, I played the Elixir in Las Vegas last weekend. Elixir It’s kinda hard to express how red. I mean RED. Really. Really. Really. R.E.D. The elixir is. In the immortal words of Nigel Tufnel, “It’s so red, its like it can get none mor …

Thumping in Studio

Thumping In A Song

Thumping right along… That’s what I’ve been up to with getting these singles done and finished with my co-producing friend George Leger III. We put the final touches on yet another song called “Thump Thump Thump”. That put’s the count at 3 songs comp …

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5 Things That Happened During Recording

What are 5 things that happened during the recording sessions for Thump Thump Thump? Come watch a video clip that showcases 5 things that happened or were observed while we were in the studio recording. Huffington Post, eat your heart out! I only write …

It Was Always You Maroon 5 Cover

I learned “It Was Always You” last night after hearing it pop up once or twice on iTunes Radio & also on Beats Music. I’m a fan of Maroon 5. Have been. Decided it was time I threw down a little cover version of one of their tunes. This song rocks i …

In The Arms Of The Angel 9-11

It’s been a over a decade now since the 9-11 event occurred. It’s amazing to think all that has happened in it’s aftermath. Right now it feels like certain parts of the world haven’t forgotten and other parts will never remember. Historians generally s …

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Apple Watch

Apple introduces an Apple Watch. Earlier today, like many people, I took a little time off to sit and watch the Apple Event. Yes, I’m still an Apple nut. Hell all the new singles I’m stockpiling for imminent release were recorded on a multitude of Appl …

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Making A Hit Song

What goes into the making of a hit song? This is a curious question. If there was one true answer, everyone would be doing it, and nothing would actually end up being a hit. Right? Conspiracy theorists like to believe that the major labels have some so …

Rock n roll

I Wanna Rock N Roll All Night By KISS

There’s one band in the world that taught us all to rock n roll all night and party every day. That would be the legendary band known as KISS. As it turns out I have in my possession a piece of artwork that was commissioned for their original drummer P …

Life of the Party

Life Of The Party By Shawn Mendes

A couple of weeks ago I was tooling around in my car running an errand when over the iTunes Radio comes this tune called Life of the Party. I immediately thought to myself, dang this guy nailed it. Not from a lyric standpoint but from a musical standpo …

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Capos And Recording

Not long ago I came across a new form of capos. In galaxy very close by. Actually it was this galaxy. More specifically it was in a town known as Anaheim. The Anaheim that sits in the California region of the planet earth. Capos are a funny business. L …

Weird Al Word Crimes

Word Crimes By Weird Al

We’ve all committed them, word crimes. The odd thing is, texting and the internet has increased how prevalent they are. Leave it to the master of the comedic reinterpretation of popular songs to come up with a brilliant new version of Blurred Lines. So …