Shop Talk

This is the first installment of a new feature I like to call “Shop Talk” The idea is this; a professional musician is asked to imagine if they met another musician, what might they ask them in a conversation? It can be anything music related but the catch is they don’t know who will answer [...]

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YYNOT: Happy accidents lead to “Resonance”.

Guitarist/producer Billy Alexander, upon seeing videos of bass virtuoso Tim Starace approached him about forming an online collaboration. Beginning in 2015 the two went to work on not only impressive original compositions such as the eponymous “YYNOT”, but covers of legendary Rush songs with staggering precision. After recruiting the talented-beyond-her-years vocalist Rocky Kuner, the band [...]

10 ? with Gretchen Menn…Three’s Company!

Fresh off of her set of shows with fellow virtuoso Nili Brosh and the legendary Jennifer Batten , Gretchen Menn called in to catch us up on how that tour went, and a myriad of other cool insights. On this episode of the “10 ? with the Musical Mind” podcast Gretchen and I discuss her [...]

Middle aged deaf man reacts to blazing heavy metal!

Trends come and go on YouTube. A current phenomenon going around is the "Reaction video" craze. Such as "Man hears Bohemian Rhapsody for first time!" Or "Vocal Coach reacts to Iron Maiden". These videos are popping up everywhere. I decided to poke a little fun at what is quickly becoming an overblown genre. This is [...]