Sunday, September 26, 2010

God I Love Grooveshark

Hello again fellow bloggers and bloggettes, time to discuss the topic of sweet sounds we like to to move our bodies in synchronization with. I know my last blog was a little all over the place so I'll try to keep future blogs focused on one subject at a time... hopefully.

Yesterday a friend of mine and I were hanging out at his house, jamming on guitar and keyboard, showing each other songs we'd recently written or started to work on, doing what we normally do. He then brought up a website that I had never heard of but is now definitely my new favorite site for music. is the site he asked me about, and I told him I had no idea what it was so he pulled it up.
It's basically every song any artist or band has ever released. So theres tons of rare b-sides and live music on there that I've never really heard before. We sat there for half an hour looking up our favorite bands and searching for songs we hadn't heard and rocking out to them once we found them.

One song in particular by one of my favorite bands The Strokes, is one that I've heard before but I had a really bad recording of it from a different show, and you could only hear one guitar, but this recording of it on Grooveshark sounds so raw but you can actually hear all of the instruments and I felt like I was at the show hearing one of their brand new songs or something. It was amazing and now I'm obsessed with the song, I can't stop listening to it and I learned all the guitar/ bass parts. If you wanna check it out its here, and it's called "Sagganuts" (it was a working title) and it's awesome.
Use Grooveshark, listen to good music, and have a nice day.
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Saturday, September 25, 2010

That's Music To My Ears

Music really is something special, isn't it? Its something cosmic that we can't explain. Pythagoras and all of those guys way back in the day somehow figured out octaves and fifths and and the scales, and learned how to make music, and to me thats amazing.

You can obviously study music and get writing it down to a formula and a fool proof system, but, to me, the best music is made by just pulling it out of the air. Finding a pretty melody, writing some nice chords around it,  forming it into a great song that people will enjoy. Thats my main passion in life, it really makes me happy. Writing music and playing it for my friends, who usually say it's great. I believe them so hopefully they're not lying.

I never go into writing a song with a certain genre in mind that I want the song to be, which I think is a big mistake a lot of bands and song writers make. Bands will start, and they'll come together and say "what kind of music do we wanna play?", and the others say " well I like jazz music", and another will say "I like blues", then the drummer will go " I want to play experimental metal!". So they say the band is experimental jazz blues metal fusion, but they quickly realize they cant write a song and they break up after one practice because they don't have it in their soul. You have to play whats in your heart and what comes out comes out, you can't force it.

I know I went on a bit of a rant there but you see where I'm coming from. Ok, I want to leave you guys some music that I'm really into at the moment, and if you've never heard of this band you can give em' a listen and maybe you'll like what they have to offer.
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