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Spotlight: Natti Love Joys

Updated: Artists

I'm going to push the veil aside for a second and let you see a piece of the real me.  There are two things I like a lot: Reggae and Buddhism.  Put the two together into a blender, put in on high, toss in some leafy "vegetables," and what do you get? The Natti Love […]

Guitar Wing - Another Fun Toy to Play With

Updated: Tech

There's never a lack of nutty MIDI controllers on the market.  We've covered a couple on this blog already.  Enter the next competitor, the Livid Guitar Wing. It doesn't matter what style body you're rocking on your bass or guitar.  The wing will grip right on the horn of that sucker and open up your performance […]

Limp Bizkit vs. Seinfeld!?!?

Updated: Funny

Once upon a time, there was only two thing I remembered about the Limp Bizkit song Break Stuff: MTV gave the video some award, and... People used it as an excuse to destroy the abomination that was Woodstock '99. Now I'm adding a third item to the menu... The Seinfield Remix! On behalf of the readers, […]

Alex Machacek, Austin Powers, & Pentatonics?

Updated: Lessons

From the Pentatonic Guitar God from the Future comes the most polyrhythmic playing you'll ever hear.  Let me tell you, for some odd reason this song is named Austin Powers but I'm not sure why.  Maybe it's what he was watching as he wrote this  track.  My brother did something similar while watching the old […]

The Artiphon Instrument 1 - Digital Multi-Instrument

Updated: Tech

Currently launching on Kickstarter, Artiphon is out to revolutionize the industry with it's new Instrument 1.  It's definitely coming, because at the moment of me typing this, over 1,500 backers have pledged over half of a million dollars (well over the $75,000 goal)! So what the heck is it?  What's it look like?  The name […]

Spotlight: Andy McKee

Updated: Artists

If you're a fan of solo guitar work, folk music, or just want some relaxing music to focus on or play in the background, I've got a solution for you: You're listening to the one-man-band, Andy McKee. Not only is he a master of fingerstyle playing, he incorporates percussive elements into his songs by slapping […]