Björk... the other woman.

One of the highlights of 2012 so far was our trip to New York to see Björk at the Roseland Ballroom on March 2. I’ve been listening to Björk for years, as a sort of guilty pleasure that not many understand. Bjork has been on my stereo a lot more ...

For a while now I’ve been using Plaino’s Wimpy Player, which give me an audio button option for single tracks, and a player option for playlists. For the most part I like it because I can drag/drop audio into a folder and it just works (for existing players I’ve ...

Check out the story I wrote on Danville native Tom Dennehy, fellow collaborator and musical wonder. http://www.tricornpublications.com/issue8.pdf ...

Beautiful instrumentals with depth and emotion

After posting a number of “desert island disks” a few years back, it was inevitable that the island would have to get larger. Or at the very least, supply lines would need to be extended. In the past few years a number of artists and albums have come through my ...

It's all about the tremolo baby!

After posting a number of “desert island disks” a few years back, it was inevitable that the island would have to get larger. Or at the very least, supply lines would need to be extended. In the past few years a number of artists and albums have come through my ...

Taylor 314CE Limited

This is a tale of stupidity… guitar players read on and learn from my mistake. My first very (very) good guitar was a Taylor 314CE Limited Edition (limited because it has Koa back and sides, a tropical wood that is becoming rare). I am also the owner of a Baby ...

Image from www.dollsofindia.com

  My original site, MINDSPEAK.COM, was launched in 1998 as my central music and event site. Over the next 10 years, the site branched out considerably to incorporate everything from community events, essays, and travel journals to restaurant recommendations and CD/Book reviews. Eventually, more interactive web technologies such as blogs, RSS and ...

Recently picked up the blonde version of Fender’s Super Champ XD, a combo amp. You can click the image at left for the Fender specs. Lots of tones to choose from. I first played one at Guitar Center with an Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Top Electric Guitar in Harrisburg. ...

Bassist Matt Homiak plays with Coal Region All-Stars

5/2/10 – 6/13/10 – Reflections on the Jibberjazz concert in Schuylkill County in 2010. For photos to this story, click here. I usually look forward to the third weekend in April for Bloomsburg’s Renaissance Jamboree, but this year I had already purchased tickets for the jam-band festival “Some Kind of ...

For many, songwriting is cloaked in mystery. There seem to be certain stereotypes about the people who write songs, and certain preconceptions about the process itself. I’d like to think it is not as complicated as all that, and need not be so mysterious. One of the most dreaded questions ...