DIY musicians, a quarantine diary…of sorts.

So as we approach the end of April, much of the world has been on relative lockdown for several weeks now. Normally musicians, whether it be hobbyists or professional recording artists have some sort of recording capability at home these days. The ability to record direct to one’s home computer makes it infinitely easier. So [...]

Lickerish Quartet arise from the legacy of Jellyfish.

Alt-rock Icons Jellyfish released two highly influential albums, Bellybutton (1990) and Spilt Milk (1993) before going their separate ways. After decades of contributing to other high-profile artists, former members Roger Joseph Manning, Eric Dover, and Tim Smith have reconvened to form The Lickerish Quartet. Named after an obscure Italian erotic film, the name gives an [...]

Microcosms dangle new Music.

Microcosms dangle some tantalizing new Music. Microcosms is a trio consisting of Andrew Tschiltsch, Bryan Emer, and Jered Piepenbrink. Their new single, “Tightrope” was just released on Bandcamp  https://microcosms.bandcamp.com/ Reading the lyrics, you get a sense of despair, as evidenced by lines such as: “And I wanna do my part, but I’m doomed from the start. [...]

Ted Templeman gets his well deserved biography.

Legendary record producer Ted Templeman is a familiar name to those of us who eagerly read the back of all our favorite albums in the seventies and eighties. Working for Warner Bros Records (now just Warner Records) Templeman was the man behind the sonic goodness of acts like the Doobie Brothers, Montrose, Van Halen, Aerosmith, [...]