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2
Apr
2013

Mixing the new CD – Day 1

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So Mark J and myself drove up from Toronto on a rainy Sunday morning. Mark C wasn’t able to come along due to scheduling conflicts but will be there in sprit if not in Skype.  Jukasa studios are located deep within The Six Nations Indian Reservation in Southern Ontario.… [ read more -> ]

Category : Staff Memos
26
Sep
2011

Most Guitar Solos are Unnecessary

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This may sound odd, coming from a guitarist, but it’s true: upward of 90% of all guitar solos ever recorded are unnecessary, add nothing to the song and in many cases actually detract from the music.

Alas, guitar solos (and their purveyors: guitarists) can be loosely analogous to commercials flogged by ad agencies.… [ read more -> ]

Category : Staff Memos
1
Aug
2011

Way cool axe’s at Eastwood Guitars

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I’ve never been a big fan of Statocasters, or Strat like guitars. While I do appreciate their fine quality,  overall I always found them lacking personality.

I’ve always gravitated to unusual guitars like Vox’s, or my Tokai Talbo Blazing Fire, a cast aluminum guitar from Japan that I picked up for a steal way back in the late 80s.… [ read more -> ]

Category : Staff Memos
6
Jan
2011

Are you a Musician? Best. Website. Ever.

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I heard about this website on a favourite Podcast I never miss: Inside Home Recording.

They mentioned this website and it has sucked my life away:

Bobby Owinski’s Big Picture Blog

This very knowledgeable fellow has posted RAW tracks from famous recordings.… [ read more -> ]

Category : Staff Memos
28
Nov
2010

Sing along with the Hookers

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By special request, you can find the lyrics for “Have a Parkdale Hookers Christmas Time” in the Lyrics section.

You can find it here. [ read more -> ]

Category : Staff Memos
1
Jul
2010

Noise @ the Montreal Jazz Festival

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Category : Staff Memos
18
Jun
2010

Studio dayz

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