Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
I know that this post is a long time coming but I really wanted to plan out what I was going to say here. Drugs are often inextricably linked to music, almost all of the greatest artists at one point or another did drugs, often time to great detriment. Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Bonzo, Keith Moon, and countless other artists lost their lives to drugs and music has mourned their losses. But despite the risks associated with drug use, drugs are essential to ensuring the purity of the medium.
Posted by xazbaschboss at 2:10 AM
Friday, February 11, 2011
Firstly, let's get a bit of an apology out of the way. I left a lull in my posts and that was something that I promised I wouldn't do. So let me make that up to my followers. Here are two bands you may not know:
Posted by xazbaschboss at 12:54 AM
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
|Pictured Above: The Black Eyed Peas |
Not Pictured: Talent
Posted by xazbaschboss at 12:16 AM
Monday, February 7, 2011
If you don't know who the two men mentioned in the above video's title are then you are in the wrong place and the Beiber blogs are Pr0b@bly WhErEd Ud B M0r3 @ h0m3. But if you've got any musical acumen then please, read on past the jump.
Posted by xazbaschboss at 2:47 AM
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
|(Image courtesy of drumza.com)|
I recently purchased an Ion IED12 Pro Electronic drum kit. It seemed like a good choice, electronic drum kits have headphones so you can plug in and enjoy/practice enjoying your drumming without risking the wrath of the neighbor with the noise complaint. There is a huge range of prices that you can pay. I shot for the lower end because, as a musician, I'm about as broke as can be without being homeless, the kit only cost me $250. If you have more to offer than that you can buy kits for as much as $2,000. But should you?
Posted by xazbaschboss at 2:37 AM
Friday, February 4, 2011
|(image ironically provided by helpquitsmokingtoday.com)|
I took the opportunity today to just sit back and enjoy a good cigar and a playlist. The cigar wasn't anything special, but the playlist had me in a great mood. Some really good indie stuff, some blues courtesy of The Black Keys and a bit of hip hop thrown in (found through Matt Helders', aka The Agile Beast of the Arctic Monkeys, Late Night Tales Compilation). It's still wicked cold in New York and I had to sit in my car the whole time but hell, it put me in such a good mood I didn't give a damn. The playlist was as follows:
Posted by xazbaschboss at 12:40 AM
Thursday, February 3, 2011
As much as I'd like to keep this simply about great music that isn't as well known as it should be, I have to highlight artists to steer clear of. This will probably be fairly expected, and to be honest, I'll most likely just be raiding Billboards to bring you the worst that music has to offer. But as with everything else I'm gonna post here, I'll explain myself. So off the top of my head, here are the worst artists out today.
Posted by xazbaschboss at 1:37 AM
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
First Aid Kit is a Swedish folk duo, composed of sisters Johana and Klara Soderburg. They have been composing since 2007 and feature a very stripped down style focused around harmonies. The attached video is from a featurette where they preformed some songs in the woods behind their home. This song specifically is called "Our Own Pretty Ways" and features heavily folk influenced lyrics. Among their influences are the ever influential Fleet Foxes. The song is heavily focused around the vocals and the piano and guitar, while repetitious, subtly enhances the vocal performances rather than detracts from them. Personally, the song calls up warm imagery and features enough pitch changes to and vocal inflection to keep one interested while still being relaxing.
Posted by xazbaschboss at 5:11 PM