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Tunesday: Volume 4 — Answers Revealed!

A little while back, I hosted the fourth edition of my musical blog contest called "Tunesday," which is essentially just Name That Tune with me playing riffs on the guitar and piano for writers to guess. We had a winner to the contest, and the winner's interview answers are finally in, so it's time...

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My Cursed Adventure to See Van Halen in Concert…

One of my favorite bands of all time is Van Halen. I love all their music, and probably know more about the history of the band than anybody would care to discuss with me. That's why it absolutely BLOWS that my quest to see them in concert has been such a tragedy. This sad story...

Cover Band Soap Opera: ''Poker Face'' by Lady Gaga

For anyone who follows the ridiculous adventures of my Cincinnati rock cover band, you may have noticed that I don’t put up much video. Truth is, I’m self-conscious. Someone missed a note, or this didn’t sound right, or that’s blurry, blah blah blah.    Well, no more of that. This is my band playing “Poker...

Cover Band Soap Opera: ''I Don't Want To Be'' by Gavin DeGraw

For anyone who follows the ridiculous adventures of my Cincinnati rock cover band, you may have noticed that I don’t put up much video. Truth is, I’m self-conscious. Someone missed a note, or this didn’t sound right, or that’s blurry, blah blah blah.    Well, no more of that. This is my band playing “I...

Cover Band Soap Opera: ''Rock'N Me'' by Steve Miller Band

For anyone who follows the ridiculous adventures of my Cincinnati rock cover band, you may have noticed that I don’t put up much video. Truth is, I’m self-conscious. Someone missed a note, or this didn’t sound right, or that’s blurry, blah blah blah.    Well, no more of that. This is my band playing “Rock’n...

Cover Band Soap Opera: How Alcohol Affects Playing

I had a few beers1 at this weekend’s show with my cover band. As the night went on, three things you started to see from me were more smiles, more stage presence2 and more mistakes. It’s all part of the way alcohol affects one’s musicianship when consumed in not-tiny quantities.   You ever read one...