Podcast, Podcast, Podcast! 

Already a word that folks tend to hear a bit too much...but personally...WISH I had a dollar for each time I heard it this week alone!

Ran into Bruce Leister on Friday night.   Casting is completed for the long awaited 'Mucky Landing: A Sort of Podcast'.   This is the brainchild of Chris Polo and the efforts of her husband Mike Polo and the aforementioned Mr. Leister.   I was asked to be the musical director (fancy title).  I will be composing and recording some appropriate intros, fade outs, transitional tags, and maybe even some 'theme' music for key characters!  Real excited!

I just completed and recorded (and turned in) the short intro for Broke n Stoked.... a podcast done by my new friend, David Thomas Archino.  I was a recent guest for 2 of his podcasts and he asked me to do that.  But last night  he asked me to do my very own podcast.  More to come on that...but for now, it will definitely be about music coming from the wonderful  First State!   

I recently discovered the world of podcast (admittedly WAY behind the times) and have been listening to mostly Last Podcast on the Left, LORE, Marvel & Stitcher's WOLVERINE, as well as some historical, political, and horror story podcast.  So my experience is minimal compared to many of your own.  If anyone listens to them regularly I'd be interested in what your take is on the musical content of some of them.

Keeping this short this week.  Take care, be safe, and crank up loud music at least once a day!


Shazizzle Fest! 

Had the opportunity and good fortune to perform at the Inaugural Shazizzle Festival at Blue Earl Brewing in Smyrna yesterday!  This was a wonderfully diverse musical labor of love of Ronnie Price (Blue Earl founder) and Jeremy Hebbel (Gable Music Ventures).  And I cannot say enough about how fun it was.

If you were a musician, you got to catch up with axe slingers, drummers, sound techs, and vocalists from years ago to yesterday.  I personally chatted with guys who were mere kids and remember catching a band I was in or talking at B&B Music when I worked there yrs ago.  I got to see, hear, and talk to the fabulous and always hip Norris Bro (Single Origin)....the Divine Ms L was there with her band (Lauren & the Homewreckers... go to FB and check 'em out).  They had their brand new bassist.  Lauren also finished the acts on the Juke Stage (indoors) with her friend..and yours... Danielle from Hoochi Coochi.  

And to all the others (there were 25 musical acts...different genres...from soloists to full horn bands)...amazing job!!

The inside stage, or Juke Stage stayed nice and packed.  Thank you to all you concert goers who took a seat...ordered some food...and sat and listened to us play.  We appreciate you.

But the logistics of the outside were handled like veterans!  There was never 'dead air'.  Ronnie was introducing the next band to play...on the stage opposite the concert area...JUST as the last chord was still ringing from the last song of the previous act.  Good job.   The music flowed!   And the parking was handled like champs.

I am already looking forward to next year!   Please feel free to chime in with your experience, if you were there.....Shazizzle My Festivvall  (see what I did there?)

Day 1: "Hello...my name is Jim and I'm a gear addict." 

(All) "Hi, JIm!"

That's me.  It all started so innocently.  A surprise electric guitar that I didn't even ask for in sophomore year of high school.  A cheap blowout Super Fuzz that I paid about $40 for (one of those old 'organ' shops wanted to be hip and sold guitar accessories and cheap electrics you never hear of....in a mall. Rule #14: NEVER buy guitar gear in a mall)

Anyway....here I am some XX years later (sorry...in a redacted mood these days).  More guitars than I need (but it was NEVER about the need, ri' right?) and enough pedals..........expensive to really cheap ass pedals... to power a small town in Delaware....if pedals were actually a source of power. (haven't had coffee yet)

This first post will be uncharacteristically brief.  That statement will make more sense later.  But as an introduction let me just say this....I'd like to share with/engage/listen to/start up a little community of fellow junkies.  Whether you do this in you basement all the time....get out occasionally and play in public.... have played forever or just started.  I have an affinity for anything Old Skool but dig the new stuff too.  Want to share how gear....recording, pedals, guitar rig, pedals, amps, weird electronic stuff...and did I say Pedals?....help us make, create, and explore.  Please tune in ... show up....comment...join in...and let's talk Gear N Guitars.