Saturday, June 18, 2022

Episode 42

Episode 42 

In this episode, I consider life without iced tea, talk about guitar transcriptions for percussion, and ask if a certain set of etudes is slightly overrated. The show ends with a work from Kristian Heim's upcoming album.

Kristian Heim: Compositions For Classical Guitar

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Episode 41 

In this episode I talk about some interesting finds at a local music shop, and we hear fantastic music from Rob Ainsley.  

I highly encourage checking out Rob's website (below). It's a very cool and unique blend of two passions. 

Rob Ainsley Webpage

Kristian Heim Album Presale 

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Episode 40

Episode 40 

Topics include the introduction Gimli the Corgi, something I learned about harp strings, and an original joke by me.

The show caps off with 3 new compositions from Kristian Heim.

Kristian Heim YouTube 


Kristian Heim Website 

 

Nothing like guitar on the back porch and a dog on the grass. Meet Gimli. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Episode 39

Episode 39

In this episode I lament a happening, reveal a coming change in my life, and talk about a way to overcome a bout with writer's block. The show ends with 3 compositions from Freya Shaw. 

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Episode 38

Episode 38

In this episode I talk about my next dog, how I hate certain tunings, how Unsolved Mysteries inspired a great horror movie, and of course emails. We then revisit some great guitar pieces by Gisli Johann Gretarsson.

Gisli's Website 

Monday, January 17, 2022

Episode 37

Episode 37 

In this episode I talk about that time someone asked John Cage a question regarding flatulence. I also talk about an upcoming concert I've bought tickets to. The show ends with my latest composition.

Friday, December 17, 2021

Episode 36

Episode 36 

In this episode I discuss a new technique for overcoming recording difficulties, why staff paper makes me angry, and come to terms with Halloween Kills. The episode ends with a great piece by Fadi Rachid.

Fadi's Youtube Page

Also, for those interested:

I said on the show that I didn't like "Halloween Kills," but didn't get into why I don't like "Halloween Kills".

I took issue with a lot things, but the most egregious transgression was the return of the Immortal Michael Myers. It seemed as though the previous movie made a point of saying Michael is only human, and is sustained by a relentless determination to do evil. There is no back story, no explanation, just an evil dude. And this is scary. The idea that someone could just be born evil is far more terrifying than someone who is nurtured into evil. But once the slasher becomes immortal, he loses believably, and the scariness is drastically reduced.

In previous sequels Michael took on the common slasher trope of becoming an immortal being who simply cannot be killed. It got especially weird in parts 5 and 6 where they decided Michael was the satanic offspring of some cult ritual. I can't remember exactly, as it was extremely forgettable. While the 2018 Halloween seemed to rectify this and started us down an exciting new path, HK pulled a complete 180 and decided to go home and stay safe. Michael is now an unstoppable tank who cannot be killed by blade, bullet, or flame.

Fortunately, the 2018 film works perfectly as a stand alone sequel to the original. This is fine with me. Not everything needs to be a trilogy.

Episode 42

Episode 42   In this episode, I consider life without iced tea, talk about guitar transcriptions for percussion, and ask if a certain set of...