Wanna give away buttons and stickers at your band’s next gig? WiretotheEar has a great post linking lots of good resources! And they’re not as expensive as I thought… Could be a good cottage industry for some entrepreneurial-minded student…
Ever wish you could play the intro to Stairway to Heaven on a uke? Check out the tab and video at Ukehunt.
Guitarflame.com wants you to put a Floyd Rose on your Telecaster. I think it’d be cool, especially if you’d get rid of that twangy single-coil bridge pickup and put a real high output humbucker on that baby! (–note the sarcasm in my italics!).
Musicthing asks the musical question: “Can you sing Death Metal without losing your voice?”. The endoscopic video examples are a bit disturbing…so beware.
NewMusicStrategies is convinced that you’ll get radio airplay if you write a song with the word “radio” in it. Also check out his post about selling your music online (some good comments on that one, too).
DMMobileStudio has been dealing with plumbing, vendors and inspectors in his last few posts about his studio building adventures. Upcoming duties include air handling and isolation transformers. Hey, I’m excited.
Coolfer reports that Boosey & Hawkes has been sold to a company owned by a Dutch pension fund-owned group called Imagem Music. Imagem owns a few rock and pop catalogs acquired from Universal. Classical musicians everywhere owe a great debt of gratitude to B&H for years of wonderful publishing. RIP, Boosey.
Update- Sarah at B&H says “/…/don’t worry — there’s no need to bury us. Our ownership doesn’t affect our staffing, catalogs, or operations: we’re a privately traded company so it’s totally normal for us to change hands every once in a while. We look forward to many many more years of service in the industry! “ Thanks Sarah, but tell your friends at B&H to be careful; –you can’t trust many of those rock and pop publishers!
UPDATE - I left off the wildest link of all; Cooking Shrimp with Coolio. Mea Culpa! (Warning –some of his language [like his music] is not safe for children or other coworkers)