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VooDoo Lab Pedal Power 2 Plus

March 30, 2015 – 12:02 am | 1,100 views

For years I’ve been using a Visual Sound 1 SPOT to power my pedals and in a perfect environment it works like a charm. However, I’ve found that when I use someone else’s amp or …

A Song Can Be About Anything

March 31, 2014 – 1:02 am | 1,247 views

A Song Can Be About Anything – Dan Wilson
A song can be about anything
About the second grade or the tv news
Or how the world turns around with or without you
Or how we first met in …

The Show Must Go On

November 21, 2013 – 1:15 am | 1,313 views
Green Day

I had the opportunity to go to a Green Day concert last night.  Unfortunately it was in the rain and due to the rain there were technical difficulties.  Aside from the stress of being a …

Alex on Steel Drums

May 16, 2013 – 12:18 am | 1,632 views

Here’s my little artist playing steel drums. I think he only took the class for a few weeks and ended up rocking out. Out of the many performances I saw that day, this was one …

New PRS Gary Grainger Bass

February 9, 2013 – 8:49 pm | 3,064 views

Just notice this updated bass for 2013. The PRS Grainger 4 String and the PRS Grainger 5 String. If these are anything like the private stock, well, I’m sure they are like the private stock, …

Guitar Mod Makes You Feel Like a Rock Star – Loxx

February 7, 2013 – 8:40 am | 1,843 views

You’ve been rocking out on your guitar for several months now and you’ve mastered Burn It Down by Linkin Park (or some other rocking song) but something doesn’t feel right. So you pick up some …

Job Interview Prep Music

January 8, 2013 – 10:43 pm | 2,196 views
interview prep music

In preparation for my upcoming job interview I decided to make a playlist to get my hyped up for my job interview. I prepped for the interview with the music playing in the background. Then …

Adele – Skyfall

October 13, 2012 – 8:51 pm | 2,594 views

This is the end
Hold your breath and count to ten
Feel the earth move and then
Hear my heart burst again
For this is the end
I’ve drowned and dreamed this moment
So overdue, I owe them
Swept away, I’m stolen
Let …

Rondo in D – Doug Chan

August 26, 2012 – 10:38 am | 1,296 views

This Doug Chan guy is really good! I need to setup my house with a recording studio so I can record at 2AM.

Mister Rogers Mashup

June 7, 2012 – 9:10 pm | 1,970 views
mister rogers

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was one of my favorite shows growing up especially the episodes with the Purple Panda. Trolley was pretty cool too. Even though the show ended it is currently being relived, revived, and …

Clara C – Heartstrings

March 22, 2012 – 6:05 pm | 4,981 views

I picked up a flyer at my local Guitar Center for the free workshops that they offer and found and advertisement for TC Helicon and then on the other side some person named Clara C.
I …

Pac-Man / Badtz-Maru Guitar Part 2

March 19, 2012 – 9:45 pm | 2,748 views
badtz maru pac man

I finally finished the setup on my Badtz Maru Pac-man guitar. My last update was finishing up painting and assembly. The original goal of this project was to make a “boutique” guitar that was more …

PRS SE Series

March 12, 2012 – 9:41 pm | 1,961 views
PRS SE Series

I see it every year – the mad Christmas rush of youngsters and their parents jamming up Guitar Center to make the first monumental purchasing step in their rockstar careers: buying their first axe.
There are …

East Bay Center for Performing Arts

March 8, 2012 – 9:17 pm | 2,999 views
Photo by Tim Griffith

What defines a community? For Richmond, California, the answer has long been poverty, violence, and gang warfare. Much like it’s nearby neighbor, Oakland, communities had been taken over by desperation. There are still places in …