You’re invited to eavesdrop on today’s practice! It turned into an hour-long unplugged concert! Dedicated to my beautiful daughter, Sara! Continue reading “Pimples and All Concert, Jan. 2019”
Mark Urso, Owner at River Song Music (Quora answer)
Maybe a Shure SM58. An SM48, which is extremely similar, can be had for fifty bucks. You’ll have a little money left over!
I’ll assume you’re not on stage making your recordings, and you have complete control over ambient sound, and you have good headphones. So you’re looking for, I’m assuming, a studio mic for vocals.
Cheap street is the SM58. It’s a standard mic, with a standard polar pattern, and is usually used on stage, but since we don’t know what your singer sounds like, what your singer prefers, or if you’re looking for a particular sound, why not have a standard-performing mic? It won’t cost $500 – maybe $100.
It’s far more important how your room sounds, how your singer Continue reading “If I can only afford one microphone under $500 to record vocals with what should I get?”
This one’s new, an original. Slow and classy! Continue reading “Make it Linger”
The first song, “Dust,” from Fleetwood Mac, has always been a favorite of mine (1972, “Bare Trees”). Danny Kirwin (who played guitar for Fleetwood Mac along with Bob Welch, before Lindsay Buckingham, who joined in 1975 and co-wrote on 1977’s “Rumors”) wrote this music to an old poem about death.
I’ll transition into “Stardust,” Continue reading ““Dust” Into “Stardust””
Think Jimi Hendrix is a great guitarist? Clapton? Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King?
I like them all, but sometimes there’s just a little piece missing. The juice, the texture, the mojo!
All those records – they’re all good – but this one – I’m literally holding back tears. Continue reading “#8 Influencer: Arlen Roth “Hot Pickups””
Here is a song being born. I’ll do something more with this melody. We came up with three parts (that I can derive from this workout), and I’m sure I’ve got some lyrics lying around somewhere!
I usually write songs words-first, so it’s fun to just play with melodies and come up with fun-sounding things, musically, first, then deal with the words.
This video happened after our drummer left and Continue reading “A Song is Born (Songwriting Session)”
Neaky freat or freaky neat
Put your hands up in defeat!
Word is, on the street
You’re hotter than a cookie sheet
Freaky Friday special
Order some today
Rock a throw through a window
Knock you on your seat
Have a berry treat
I think you’re really neat
Kaleidoscope of ocean green Continue reading “Neaky Freat (A Poem)”
Me singing and playing my Seagull acoustic! Continue reading “Mini Concert – Harry Nilsson, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Elton John”
This is cool!
It’s me on the radio (below) a year ago, talking about my CD and novel combo, “Share The Moon!” Chris DiPaola and I talked for an hour and he played a bunch of songs! What fun!
I also wanted to say I’ll be on the radio Saturday night (Jan. 6) (tonight if you’re reading this with your morning coffee)!
I’ll be on for an hour Saturday on “Alternative Nation” with Denise Acker Taylor on 96.7 FM The Buzz, starting at nine. Please tune in! We’ll talk about the Garageband era, regional musicians and writing … and I might even play a song!
Here’s that recorded show with Chris: