Professional Songwriter: A Dream Job?

I sometimes wonder what it would be like to be a professional songwriter… just head wander into my luxuriously equipped home studio each day and create music. Yep. That’d be the life. Or would it? Whilst I love… Read More

Wild Thing Ocarina Solo

Sad news today with the passing of Reg Presley, the voice behind the legendary Wild Thing by The Troggs. It’s a brilliant song – whatever the version of it you listen to, but there’s one thing about the… Read More

Sound City: A Film By Dave Grohl

I’d seen word of Sound City, a documentary from Dave Grohl, a few months ago and was eagerly awaiting its release – albeit without a great deal of knowledge around what it was all about. When I finally… Read More

Sounds Just Like… Is The Violent Femmes Blister In The Sun An Original?

I came across the Sounds Just Like site via a friend on twitter (thanks @SamdeBrito), which was interesting given my previous post about lip syncing. Interesting because authenticity of originality is right up there with authenticity of recording… Read More

Beyonce Lip Syncing – Right Or Wrong?

Interesting conversations flooding the web in the aftermath of the Presidential inauguration about Beyonce lip syncing the national anthem. If she was, it was a great performance – which after all is what it’s all about in a… Read More

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