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Jemini

Calling You To Hate Me

Calling You To Hate Me
There once was a young woman who had it all – a roof over her head, food in the pantry, clothes on her back, friends, family, a boyfriend, and a promising future.  One day, the young man she called “boyfriend” returned from a long holiday weekend with family and told her about a band he and his siblings saw called Blue October. Showing her the CD he had purchased after that evening’s performance, he then placed into the CD ROM drive of a massive desktop computer and began making a digital copy of the songs it housed.  Once the process was complete, he removed the CD from the tray, pl...
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iceberg

millennials killed the radio star

millennials killed the radio star
the sad part is, most of them won't even get this reference. recently an older article came out where the writer was pumping his chest proclaiming that his generation killed the music industry. a lot of words came to mind but all them were after a healthy bout of laughter from the headline alone. after reading the first paragraph it was painfully obvious they were referring to the RIAA's business model that yes, is in fact 100% dead. but the millennials didn't have jack shit to do with that death. as soon as mp3's hit the public web it was game over. it was only a matter of time before file sh...
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Jemini

A History of Deep Ellum

Here is a really neat little documentary on the history of Deep Ellum, Texas.  After watching it, you will definately understand why it merit's reposting.   Deep Ellum A brief overview of Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas. Music by yours truly, Jim Suhler. Produced by Mark Birnbaum. Posted by Jim Suhler on Monday, August 3, 2009
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iceberg

10 Tips for New Musicians Taking the Stage

10 Tips for New Musicians Taking the Stage










  1.  Practice.  A bunch.  Every practice is a rehearsal for your show.  You should all start at the same time, and end at the same time.   2.  Tune before your show.  There is no exception.  If you’re first tuning on stage, you are behind the game.  It's unprofessional, and you look amateur.   3.  Fuck ups happen.  No one is perfect, some worry about the show, while others worry about the music.  But you need both. Not just one.. if  you are a solo act, you need to pull double duty, if your drummer is a great showman, ...
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iceberg

the winery dogs - hot streak

the winery dogs - hot streak
I suppose my biggest critique of the new winery dogs could be considered pretty harsh. I’ll go ahead and brace you for it now so it comes as no surprise later but the worst part of this release is that sooner or later it is in fact…over. This mixed bag of funk rock will simply capture you and your imagination and either take you back to when “funk” was coming into its own as you remember it, or you get to feel what it was like when it was new. This sound. While I certainly can’t say it’s a brand new sound, it is different. That in itself is new these days. In their previous release, the winery...
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iceberg

Cavo - The Painful Art of Letting Go

Cavo - The Painful Art of Letting Go
Preparing for the new release, I wanted to take a minute to go to their past. Way back into their past and look at an early effort from Cavo, just to give you a point of reference in how far this band has come. But also to tell you how far ahead of the game they started. You see, I believe we all have a private cd or two that we just keep going back to when times are great, or even when we need something familiar to get us through not so great times. You can look at their musical career and remember songs like Champaign and Crash and even one of my personal favorites, We All Fall Down, and jus...
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Jemini

A "Take" On Electronic Rock: The Musical Style of The Taking

A "Take" On Electronic Rock: The Musical Style of The Taking
First they called themselves Structure.  Then the name changed to Secret Secure.  Now they call themselves The Taking.  Under the current name and banner, this four-piece band from San Antonio, Texas combines elements of electronic music and rock to form a sound their Secret Secure songs were missing – sonic variety.  While songs under the name Secret Secure were good (especially “Lady”), a common criticism I kept hearing from a few listeners is that they all sounded the same.  This criticism was soon silenced in a big way. After some length of time passed and this fou...
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iceberg

The State Of The Musician's Address

The State Of The Musician's Address
Welcome! This is the state of the musician address, by a musician for the music fans.  We have a lot to speak about on this day. The world has changed for us, those that have picked up an instrument or sang in front of a crowd in the last 20 years or so. It is now really hard to sell music, venues have embraced the pay to play system, and nobody knows who is supposed to market the performer now.  The listener does not, in general, want to purchase an album anymore. Ten songs for 10 dollars is too expensive to take a cheap gamble. All that time in a recording studio comes out of a mus...
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