Wednesday, August 31, 2005
"I'm a rocker. I rock out"
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Ottawa radio sucks. I already knew that, but this really drives the point home.
Ben Gibbard and Chris Walla were interviewed on air this morning and played a couple tunes. It was streamed live, but I missed it, but that doesn't even matter 'cuz shortly it'll be in the radio station's archive. Their massive live in studio archive.
While I wait for them to upload this morning to the archive I'm checking out Brit Daniel from Spoon and Ben from his solo Home EP. Click the "Interview.wma" to get the whole set, the other files are individual songs.
Monday, August 29, 2005
Tonight at Barrymore's. Sweet inde pop. Check some mp3's here.
Friday, August 26, 2005
DIY guitar and amp mods
Thursday, August 25, 2005
A webcomic artist who digs wicked tunes and has a sweet Jazzmaster/Jaguar tshirt drooled over the Stilleto but this is more to my taste.
And I thought Mesa Engineering was just for 80s hair metal bands and only made 200 Watt behemoths with heavily compressed overdrive and scooped mids with sustain for weeks. (Seriously, check Spiders Corner.)
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
... As the Poets Affirm
Still kicking myself for missing this show at the SAW Gallery Monday. A buddy of mine who works Lauzon is gonna play lap steel with them now.
Old news from NAMM
Friday, August 19, 2005
Rhymes with ...
Gibson's romantic notion of the guitarist as songwriter. Almost wish I smoked. Then I'd be cool.
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Thursday, August 18, 2005
Super Octave vs Whammy
Super Octave vs. Whammy? Really not much of a competition. Boss can just do one or two octaves down, great for bass lines with a guitar - but the Digitech can do tons more (unintelligent) with pitch shifting. Its also the defacto standard pitch shifter, used by everybody and Jack White (although he reportedly used an EH POG at a recent show).