Category: Humor

A Trip to Guitar Center

For any musician, going to the music store is akin to a child visiting FAO Schwartz – the legendary New York City toy store that was featured in the movie “Big” with Tom Hanks. They is so much to play with! It takes an extreme amount of focus and discipline to head into Guitar Center and refrain from wanting to pick up every guitar. Luckily in this case I was a man on a mission – steadfast, determined, and prepared to use the chip reader. Watch below as I navigate the maze of solid state amp islands to fulfill my…

Great Ways for Musicians to Get Kicked Out of a Band

Playing in a band is quite a bit different than any other job. There are things that you can get away with that you aren’t able to if you’re punching a time clock or working in an office. However, that doesn’t mean you’re immune from getting the boot if you’re compromising the goals of the group. 1. Be habitually late It’s understandable that once in a while you’ll run into circumstances that prevent you from getting to a gig on time. I’ve had my car break down, locked myself out of my apartment, and gotten the start time wrong which…

Top 10 Reasons Why Drummers Rule

I’m not a drummer. But I’m pretty sure that I could play fairly okay if I had a kit and put in some work. A lot of other musicians would say the same thing, because knowing how to play an instrument with proficiency requires that you understand how to maintain a tempo. But of course, there’s a lot more that’s cool about playing drums than just simply keeping time. And even if you can sit behind a kit and play on the two and four with consistency, it doesn’t make you a drummer. Beat-keepers are a unique lot: guys and…

10 Songs You Should Never Sing in Public if You’re a Straight Man

Picture this: You’re out with your buddies on a Friday night. You spot an attractive female across the bar. You point her out to your pals and they prod you to make a move. You take a few swigs of liquid courage and strut your way over to make your introduction. Your friends are watching all the while, cheering you on yet snickering at the same time. You extend a greeting to the fair lass and offer to buy her a drink. She accepts and you start with the casual chit-chat that everyone in the nightclub scene has been through…

Top 10 Reasons Why Bass Players Rule

  Every stereo ever made has an option to adjust the bass. There’s no guitar knob. You won’t find a way to make the drums louder. The singer’s output is set and out of your control. But the bass…you can turn up the bass. Nobody turns it down. It takes a special kind of person to be a bass player. Oh sure…lots of people can play some stuff on the bass, but that doesn’t necessarily make them a bassist. There are certain unique qualities one must possess to be the keeper of the bottom end. Below are the Top 10…

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