Thursday, February 3, 2011

The great teacher - take two


Whew, it's been a little crazy lately. Sorry for the silence. But hectic is good, and good it's been. Just a quick shout out: I'm working on booking gigs for the spring and summer, especially festivals and colleges. If anyone has any ideas, please send 'em along!

I saw a person onstage the other day, and they kept time with their eyebrows. It was the strangest thing. After I got over being disconcerted, I said to myself "gee, I hope I don't do that!"

I don't know what took me so long to think of it, but I decided to start videoing myself during my rehearsals. I've got this snazzy new laptop with a webcam (my other laptop was severely outdated), and it's the perfect solution!

I've ranted in the past about how recording is like a mirror for our skill. It takes a lotta brainpower to play guitar and listen, so by recording our songs, we can sit back and critique what we just played.

Video offers a whole new dimension. Give it a shot - I think it'll help your show!

I've made two important conclusions so far: 1. Don't chew gum onstage. 2. I've gotta hit the gym - are my shoulders really that small? Geeze!

Vive la Revolution!

- Josh