Monday, April 24, 2017

Progress Update

When I say I got a new computer, I mean it.  This will take some time to configure and get used to, so I should have quite a bit to say about it in coming weeks.  I am downloading software as I type, and have a lot more to go.  Few of the programs I use, or know, are available on this platform.  I have to learn new programs, new control panels, new configurations - the works!

Needless to say, I've become extra cautious and developed better habits regarding back-ups than I had previously.  At this point, I'm tired of learning lessons, and just want to get back to work!

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Monday, April 17, 2017

How Low Can You Go?

I like electric bass in band music, not just on its own. I think it gives the entire work a fuzzier, thicker sound. I once played with a musician who insisted on using acoustic bass. It sounded fine, but I feel the effect add another layer that would have been more appropriate for what we were doing. An acoustic bass guitar at is what you are looking for if you prefer a cleaner sound.

I Have Lost Count

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Marshall Amp Heads

As I have stated many times, I am not a guitarist. When I was a kid, I dabbled a bit - as most kids do, most kids do - but I found bringing thunder was more to my liking. I do know, of course, that a good amplifier is a must for any serious guitarist, and that means a good amp head is also a necessity. Luckily, you do not have to spend a fortune to find one. Check out this link:

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Cultural Relevancy of Memes

The Cultural Relevance of Memes in the Digital Age
The Cultural Relevance of Memes
Recently slandered as a "memer," I wondered about the cultural relevancy of such a form - as meming is definitely a force for social change and expression in the Digital Age. I consider memes relevant enough to Cyberculture to post here, and many in Academia agree with my assessment. 

"Essentially a 'meme' is a unit of culturally transmissible information," according to one such scholar. Credited to Richard Dawkins, the word now represents the product of a significant portion of Netizens who caption and/or modify images for online distribution. These pictures are usually socially or culturally relevant because they reference current events, politics, and newsworthy elements - especially those concerning Cyberculture.

However, as further proof of their influence, some memes create their own social and cultural relevance: Their popularity gives rise to trends, pidgin languages, dialects, communities, and more. The majority of these communities, and people affected, appear to be the most coveted demographics: The youngest age groups (13-17 and 18-34).

Memes have become socially relevant to the point that institutions such as The Smithsonian have noticed their importance and influence. I include memes here for many reasons, but mostly to record trends in Cyberculture.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017


It may just be me, but it seems a lot of people forget traditional instruments when music is discussed these days. The pervasive image of a four person band with electric guitars has replaced that of the orchestra and big band, which featured far more instruments. Instruments like saxophones, trombones, and flutes are still played of course, and variations of all grades can be found at for competitive prices - from those used by students to those used in concerts.