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Music CD Release Checklist - Part 1
Part 1: Why, Finishing The Music and Your Website

Three-part, 4250-word article of advice and checklist for musicians who need to plan a release of their album. Part 1 has good background info and asks what you want to accomplish.

Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2022-09-27 Read post
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Always Be
An Unusual Song ... For Us

Reflections on a song that doesn't really sound like us about a topic most people don't sing about. (Spoiler Alert: it's about suicide)

Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2022-09-20 Read post
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Best TV Studio Show Music
Football and Non-Football

We continue a second straight week about the music used in sports television. So it's the second week in a row where we've lost our mind. That said, we've all heard this music a lot!

Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2022-09-13 Read post
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The Music Of NFL Films
Feels Like Football

The music of NFL Films has forever been intertwined with pro football highlights. But we feel these songs can stand alone just fine and deserve a listen. WARNING: Goosebumps alert for football fans

Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2022-09-06 Read post
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Frankly, Our Oddest Show
Frank Moore's Shaman's Den

Bands always get asked what our weirdest show was. Well, we can tell you all about our weirdest TV appearance was even though it was just local Berkeley public access television.

Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2022-08-30 Read post
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That First Time In A Music Studio
What Happens Under The Bright Lights

We recently had some first-timers in the studio and it reminded us of what it feels like to be in an honest-to-goodness music studio and on the mic.

Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2022-08-23 Read post
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Mr. Show Must-See Comedy Sketches
Top 28 Here and Top 75 on YouTube

We like writing about music here. But sometimes we need to do some things for the public good. This week that thing is to make sure you have watched the funniest comedy sketches to run on Mr. Show.

Posted by The Bigfellas on 2022-08-16 Read post
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The Ballad Of Bob Dylan
"Like A Maggie's Positively Leopard-Skin Homesick Blues"

Full disclosure: I'm about to brag a little about a song I love that I wrote and performed. It's a LONG love letter to Bob Dylan that sounds like mid-1960s Dylan while singing in 2020 about his past 55 years.

Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2022-08-09 Read post
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John Mellencamp - Underrated Songs
Check It Out

Some John Mellencamp non-hits that I love came up recently in the old random machine. So, I thought I should put 10 of his songs that deserved better in front of you here for your enjoyment. Dig in.

Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2022-08-02 Read post
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Endless Drummer
Kevin's Story & Some Great Advice

Quasi-Bigfella Kevin Walker shares his story as a drummer: When he fell in love with it, what he's learned and his personal advice to drummers.

Posted by Kevin Walker on 2022-07-26 Read post
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J.D. Boucharde
We Lost A Really Good Guy

Though I'm not the first person to eulogize San Diego musician J.D. Boucharde or even his closest friend, I've got plenty of great things to say about JD here - many of which I'm now happy that I did tell him when he was alive.

Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2022-07-19 Read post
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Album Art
Are Musicians Getting Their Money's Worth?

Guest author and veteran music journalist Jim Trageser takes a deep dive into the history of album art and if it truly is a factor in selling records

Posted by Jim Trageser on 2022-07-12 Read post
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July 4, 2015 - Guemes Island, WA
The 4th of July Festival That Wasn't

A tale of a beautiful island haven in Northwest Washington where the locals love us, even when they temporarily hated the venue we played at.

Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2022-07-05 Read post
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Favorite SNL Sketches
A Saturday Night Live Playlist

We aren't trying to change a lot of comedy minds here. Just trying to put a lot of (personal) favorite SNL sketches in one place for viewing purposes.

Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2022-06-28 Read post
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Rock Critics
The Good, The Bad & The Pretentious

We put on our music fan hats and lament the lack of entertaining and/or useful music reviews over the past 50 years.

Posted by Charlie Recksieck on 2022-06-21 Read post