Sep 19, 2014
commented on So You're Thinking About Starting a Band
Emily, as usual, your incisive wit makes me laugh (fog machines, fuck yeah!) and the importance of a web presence is indeed a sad reality for many musicians who just want to play music for people and not deal with the headaches and costs of promoting one's band. However, this is bad advice: "No practice should go longer than two hours."
No. No. No. You don't stop after an hour of stoned noodling and munching on Pirate's Booty. You practice until you're fucking better than you were when you started that day and you can play your set perfectly even while blindfolded and deaf with violent hand cramps. Bands that people actually give two fucks about are great because they are determined and work their asses off.
Exhibit A: Black Flag and their notorious 8-hour practice sessions.
Nov 6, 2013
commented on Remember When El Corazon Was Graceland?
The Rev Hydra! They were just on Audioasis this past weekend. I'm going to go listen to The PEEFs and pretend it's 2003 all over again, even if it means 5 more years of Bush in office.