Month: August 2017

Failure

Failure and rejection are common occurrences in a musician’s life. I quite often get emails by aspiring musicians who feel dejected by the seemingly endless row of disappointments they have been accumulating. I will share one or two of my failings in a future post, but for now I want to give a little advice…


Comments!

Hi everyone, I have decided to open the comments section for these posts, so feel free to join the conversation. You can comment on all previous posts as well. I look forward to hearing from you! Andre  


Streaming Music

All musicians have to at some point confront the idea of music streaming and how it fits in their professional lives. It’s a financial and ethical consideration that should be addressed. Most of my musician friends don’t go beyond the “I hate it, but what can you do? You need to be on Spotify and…


Wonders of YouTube

Mixing is a mysterious art form, especially for those of us who spent their lives learning how to play. It was a long road for me to learn how to mix my music and in an era before internet tutorials, there was a lot of stumbling in the dark, deciphering books and equipment manuals. I’m…


The Worries of Creativity

In the last few weeks I have been having that feeling that lets me know it is time to start working on a new album. It’s hard to pinpoint or explain, and I don’t want to over-analyze it for fear of spoiling it, but I’m sure it comes from the new ideas I accumulate without…


Removing Guitar Knobs

I’m sitting here at home beginning a titanic effort to replace pickups and electronics on my cherished Epiphone Dot. I’m going full out with Seth Lover pickups, new pots, jack, selector… the works. While sitting here contemplating the magnitude of the project, I realized that a lot of people have a hard time removing the…


Facebook

I’ve been using Facebook for quite a few years and will never figure out exactly why or how some posts are fed to a lot of people and others to barely anyone. I understand the basics such as shares, time of day, type of content… Still, isn’t it the point of someone following you on…


New Blog

Hello everyone, as you can see I have decided to start a semi-regular blog here on the website. Since I decided to do this a few days ago, you can actually scroll back and see a few posts from the past week, correctly dated. I’ll be sharing things from the studio, tips about music and…


Barcelona

Just as I was getting ready to return home, Barcelona was attacked by a bunch of idiots who think killing innocent men, women and children makes any point other than how clueless they are. If science, free-thought and ethics could be put inside bombs instead of explosives, I’d fly the planes myself.


More Gear…

Gear nerds and hoarders never rest. While vacationing on the coast of Italy I succumbed to the dangerous idea of perusing the local online music stores. To my amazement, I found some discontinued Roland Synths that I had been trying to find for the next project to no avail. And at incredible prices. Despite the…