Lots of good stuff happening here. Just launched the new Giant Bombcast Theme, we went retro for this one! PAX is coming up so it will be neat to hear it in front of a thousand or so people.
Hello Internet! Recently I was contracted by GigaOm.com to create a theme song for their new podcast. It has launched! If you like technology you should check out the site & listen to the podcast.
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Hello Everyone! A few weeks ago my band, Lonely Estates, were lucky enough to open for the legendary 80′s band The Fixx. I have been a fan for quite some time, so it was a trip for me to get to play with them. Jamie West-Oram is such an amazing guitarist. Great parts, great tones, he is the real deal. It’s rare you get to meet someone who has written a genuinely classic riff. I mean, who hasn’t heard One Thing Leads To Another? It’s pretty simple, but extremely catchy.
After they finished soundcheck we were able to start putting our gear up on stage and he started asking me questions about my guitar & pedalboard. “Your pedalboard is way more professional than mine.” Haha. We talked about my old TS-808 Tube Screamer and my ’64 Jazzmaster a bit. Really I was more curious about his pedalboard. He has had the same MXR Chorus since the 80′s. His sound is based around a Strat, Compressor, Chorus, and a Delay. You know.. the 80′s sound. His pedalboard is very straight forward, really what else do you need?
In the world of backing tracks & ipods, it was extremely refreshing to see a band play live. The keyboardist was unreal. He played everything to perfection, the whole band did. No faking keys so you can dance around. No canned backing vocals. Pure rock & roll. If you get a chance be sure to check them out live.