Paul Blest on the gig that got out of control, and what he learned from it.
After Seeing Fine Arts Being Cut From Schools … Will My Child Have the Same Opportunities That I Did? (Video)
NOTE: I used to play in a band called Broken Falls Community Hall Band. We played a bunch of gigs in Vancouver, made a CD, never made much money…and loved every minute of it. This is a page with a song on it (right-hand side): http://radio3.cbc.ca/#/bands/Broken-Falls-Community-Hall-Band. Here’s us playing on a ridiculously small stage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHxyiT5omYU Try […]
Everybody wants something different, which makes it impossible to keep everybody happy. With live sound, it’s not always a question of volume. You can often do more to highlight and clarify an instrument or vocals with EQ than with volume. You can have perfect levels, but once the musicians start playing and singing, they are […]
Guestpost #43: Stephanie Sheri – Ten things I've learned from being in the independent rock band Pan Out Now
Steph is a friend of mine, a musician, an improviser, and an all-around awesome person. She is also an excellent vocal coach: http://www.dragonflymusiclessons.com/dragonflymusiclessons.com/home.html Note: After graduating music college and being a professional working musician in Toronto, I took the plunge and co-founded an original rock band called Pan Out Now. It was an intense 13 […]
Josh McNorton is one of those guys who is always fun to hang out with in any social situation…a connector. And then he has this deep, poetic side that seems almost jarringly different from his gregarious personality. He’s a character, is what I’m saying…and it all works somehow. He’s worked up and down the music […]