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M.I.A.

I’ve been most absent as of late. It’s not that band life isn’t keeping me busy and there’s nothing to write about. It’s just hard finding things to write about that won’t be the typical “we played a show last night” and all that garbage. There are a few updates in the world of rock and roll however. One major ... Read More »

Ripped off.

At what point is the line drawn between taking influence from bands and ripping them off? This is a question I’m constantly asking myself with our music. At what point do we draw from Led Zeppelin or The Who as influences and when do we borderline rip off? This question is really quite relative. Last night our drummer was arguing ... Read More »

The Results Are In

For those of you who read up on what’s going on in my little world of underground rock and roll, you may be interested in previewing some scans from the prints of our photo shoot. I wish the scanner did justice to these photos, because the real deal looks so phenominal. You get the idea anyway. here here here here ... Read More »

Open Mic Night and What Happened After

We got invited back to the Tourist Inn where we did the open mic last week. They booked us for 2 dates in May and June. They’re headlining shows, which is cool. However, we have to play 2 sets of 1 hour in length each night. Now, we grew up playing the punk scene. Bands there do 40 minute sets ... Read More »

Of Photo Shoots

Last night we experienced our first professional photo shoot. It was um, interesting to say the least. I’m not sure how these things usually go nor am I sure how these things are SUPPOSED to go. Maybe I’ll just share, and some of you with more experience than I can tell me if we’re totally whack or not. The whole ... Read More »

A New Birth

I’ve been in a slump lately. I’ve not been active here on blogcritics for a while now. There are a few reasons for this. One is that I’m just not as active on the internet as I used to be. Another reason is that I feel as if I have nothing to write about. My passion in life is my ... Read More »

Another reason why the music industry is dying

I work in the music department in a small bookstore here in Lancaster county PA. While small in comparison to stores like Barnes and Noble or Borders, our store is actually one of the largest Christian retailers in the nation. Today Gotee Records, a Christian “alternative” label owned by DC Talk’s Toby Mac, released a Christmas album by the pop ... Read More »

Home Studio People-Don’t trash your VCRs!

Several of us here on Blogcritics dabble in the art of home recording. Hopefully we can use this as a forum to share tips of the trade. Here’s a tip I stumbled across during the past week or so. Maybe you other home recording buffs have heard of this before, but it was new to me. I’ve always had problems ... Read More »

Tape Op-The Book

Tape Op magazine is absolutely amazing. I have paged through a ton of recording magazines, and Tape Op truely captures the spirit of DIY recording. For those of you not familiar with the magazine, it’s a bi-monthly magazine filled with interviews of producers, engineers, musicians who have recorded their own albums, all in the DIY spirit. Very few of the ... Read More »

Heading For The Highlands

This weekend, 9/26 to 9/28, I’ll be attending my first Celtic festival in Bethlehem PA. Let me tell you folks, I’m effing excited. In fact, I’m practically horny! It was about 5 years ago that I first got into my Irish heritage. My mother’s family is of the name Logue. Our Logues came to America in the late 1800s and ... Read More »