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Bowing bluegrass solos

I’m a new bass player (about 18 months) who plays with a group of people that primarily play bluegrass. For the past 7 months I’ve been practicing French bow with the intent of being able to take my turn soloing with the rest of the band. My band mates are …

Learning an instrument?

Are you learning an instrument and are looking for a welcoming group of musicians to play with?  I play with a regular group of musicians who play mostly bluegrass songs.  If you can play just a few notes (G, C, and D!) you can play bluegrass songs with us.

Polyphonic Spree, “The Fragile Army”

I’ve never been a big Polyphonic Spree fan.  There was a song or two I liked and I thought all their stuff sounded the same.  While they don’t seem to have branched out too much from their core sound, the new album "The Fragile Army" is them at their best.  …

Grinderman, a Nick Cave side project

I picked up a copy of the Nick Cave side project album, "Grinderman" on Rhapsody.  (Speaking of which, I’ve already downloaded so many albums this year on my Rhapsody subscription that I’ve far surpassed the recovery cost of the $225 player and the $15 / month all you can eat …

Handsome Boy Modeling School

I’m traveling and delayed in some random airport in the Southwest.  A lot of weird stuff gets said in airport bars.  Snottiest thing said today, "All of SF could use some lipstick, a pushup bra, and a pair of heels" And most silly, [16:46] shabbirjsafdar: Greetings from the Phoenix airport! …

Up and down, up and down.

Just when I think my job is boring, it gets exciting again. I listened to the new Macy Gray album, it hasn’t really grown on my yet.  I’m really digging the Scissor Sisters though.  The new Modest Mouse is also not yet growing on me. You can spend all your …

More new music

Sarah picked up the Rhapsody all you can eat $14.99/month service and made me a playlist on my way out of town and introduced me to a couple of new albums that you ought to check out.  I was familiar with the bands, but it was nice to have someone …

Wasting my time in the waiting line

You know, I know you heard that the Chili Peppers won a Grammy and if you didn’t have it already, went out and bought their new album, Stadium Arcadium.  But let me tell you, you’re missing a couple of other albums that I’ve screened for you that are worth your …

2007 Grammy nominees, I got them all!

As you know I picked up the Rhapsody music service (all you can eat for $14.99 / month) and a Samsung T9 2GB music player and I’ve been really blown away.  The T9 is an awesome little device, with an FM radio, music (duh), video, and text storage capabilities.  Since …

Macy Gray: Id

Macy Gray’s new album Id is an addictive listen, and as she says it’s about being oneself, unedited. And boy is she.