This program teaches every single note on the guitar Fret board in only 15 minutes. But still captivating enough to secure weekly gigs at dive bars. For many rock fans, the guitar solo is the best part of the song.
Black Dog records, located at 3816 S. Shepherd Dr. (a few doors down from its old location at 3804 Shepherd), is perhaps Houston’s best kept secret. They don’t get the traffic of bigger stores like Cactus (a mere block away), but they carve their own niche in the Houston record store scene and boast a loyal clientele that comes to the store regularly, knowing that they can always find quality records for reasonable prices.
Arnel Pineda – Once a Filipino singer and songwriter, now lead singer for the rock band Journey. Videos of Pineda performing cover songs for Journey, Survivor, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Air Supply, The Eagles and Kenny Loggins began appearing on YouTube in 2007. From the videos, that same year, Pineda was asked to audition for Journey. By the end of the year 2007, Pineda was named the lead singer of the band.
There is a certain arrogance that goes along with getting into radio. These days most radio stations that play music are going toward satellite broadcasts that don’t use DJs. The station I worked for actually switched to one of those formats about a month after I left the place. You also have to compete with satellite radio and the internet and iPods and a million other things. People have a million ways to listen to not only just music but to the music they want to listen to. You don’t have to put up with commercials and endless songs by Styx or whatever band you don’t like.
Cue the market opportunity that is the ‘cover band.’ Insert the opportunistic outfit that is “Paradise City,” the Guns ‘n’ Roses tribute band. Chuck Klosterman explains their share of the market here.
The entire morning show crew has been fired. Whether or not lawsuits are pending is unclear but I am willing to bet people will get sued. Of course, who blames the lawyers? Who blames the management at the station who approved this contest? What happens to them?
Robert Johnson – If you don’t know who Robert Johnson is then you need to go and buy his album. He is widely known as the grandfather of rock and role and is considered by some, including Eric Clapton, as the most important blues musician who ever lived. All his songs can be found on one double album, he died shortly after recording them so there really isn’t a lot out there to hear. But what is out there is pure gold and probably some of the rawest and most expressive music you may ever hear. The man who made selling your soul to the devil a must for any guitarist is at the top of the list of must hear blues musicians.
How do all of these characteristics shake out for you when choosing a boyfriend, and are there any you’d add to the list? Does confidence just take all of these characteristics into consideration?