There are many musical genres I enjoy and rap is no exception. Polka and country, they are the exceptions. I don’t like either of those, but that is another article for another blog somewhere out there. I grew up listening to contemporary christian pop music, rap, and later in my teens I started to get…
The life of the hired guitarist is at times an interesting one to say the least. Many tasks are expected from you as the hiree and the performer.
Most groups can get through recording fairly easy. Write a tune, all approve, record, get high off of the novelty and move on. This article is for groups for whom the novelty has completely worn off and now you want your best work to shine, and will fight tooth and nail to make that happen.
Listen: Since I‚Äôve been back from the tour I did with Every Time I Die, I‚Äôve been basically bombarded with emails, postcards, feather-pen-inked salutations and occasionally bumped into cruisin‚Äô the mean streets of downtown Wilmington, with people all wondering the same wonder: What to do about filling in on drums for Every Time I Die?
In my line of work you meet a lot of interesting people. Some more interesting than others. It seems that these days the average music fan feels that it is necessary to “out weird” the musicians in hopes that they will be remembered by the people they hold so dearly.
What to do about death metal‚Ä¶is this even a question? I suppose it is now, because I’m writing this short essay, however, it‚Äôs a question that I’d rather leave answerless. Why?
Oh what to do, what to do. Maybe I‚Äôll start every article with that phrase. So, if any of these other dipsticks use it, you‚Äôll know they‚Äôre bitin‚Äô my rhymes.