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July 11th, 2009

Guitar Strings

Posted by rdub in Music, Musings
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I can’t seem to win with my guitar strings. I put .009’s on my guitar so I could bend the crap outa them. Turns out, when you do that, they like to break more often. .011’s are too stiff, and .009’s are just right, but they break too much. I’m going to try .010’s next – hopefully that’ll be a decent middle ground.

Or maybe, I could buy two sets of .009’s and just use the .011 B-string from the second set as my high E-string. Expensive option, but it might work out the best…

who knows.

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September 2nd, 2008

Song of the day

Posted by rdub in Music

Good song, mildly haunting – Chairlift – Bruises – from their self-titled album.

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August 29th, 2008

Caffe Trieste – 6.28.2008

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A full .zip file of the show: Live at Caffe Trieste – June 28, 2008.

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August 28th, 2008


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I’m finally, yes finally mixing down the June 28th show.

Yea, it has taken me a god damn long time to get to it.  Actually, it was basically mixed already, I just never got around to sound checking and mixing it down to mp3s.

A couple quick first impressions:

  • Noodling between songs is no bueno – we need to cut that shit out.
  • Also, our set needs to flow more (which leads to a shorter overall time)
  • Following that, we need more song, preferably more originals.
  • Given more originals, and a slightly more professional appearance (see point 1), I’d be 100% down to do a coffee shop tour of San Francisco, Sunnyvale, California, and/or across the states.
  • And also: we handled a broken string in the middle of a song, twice! and we handled it well.  Rock on.
  • A sparkly, clean mix (such as I got by using an 8 channel audio interface) necessitates a clean performance (which we didn’t exactly have) since you can way more easily hear all the mistakes… Next time, we’ll have a lot more rehearsals.

Anyway, expect mp3s of the show by tomorrow.


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July 31st, 2008

Home by Marc Broussard.

Posted by rdub in This just in...
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I’ve heard this song a couple times while driving with Athena, and
both of us absolutely loved it. But, unforunately neither of us knew
who it was..

Until now…

If you like blues with a bit of a soul edge (think Robert Randolph)
then you’ll love Home by Marc Broussard.

Thanks Shazam!!
Sent via a series of disturbances in the force…

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