For those of you that don’t know, Patric Chocolate is the bee’s knees. I first heard about this stuff while listening to Keys To The Shop and decided to place an order. Sadly, I wasn’t able to order anything the first time around because everything was sold out. I figured it had to be awesome if it was so hard to get, so I signed up for the mailing list and waited for them to announce the next bar release. When I got the announcement, I was quick to place my order and this time I got the goods. These beauties lived up to the hype. If you’re a fan of high-end chocolate, do yourself a favor.
This morning I woke up to an email from Fox News requesting permission to use my Dorito Dust blog entry for their Fox News Magazine publication! Booyah! Just when I think that it’s become old-hat, it gets picked up by another organization. I never would have guessed that when I created the image that it would go on to be viewed by millions of people. I guess it’s a testament to the hardcore Doritos followers out there. They make some damn good chips.
Anyway, here’s a link directly to the article if it’s no longer on the front page when you visit. http://magazine.foxnews.com/food-wellness/5-dorito-centric-recipes-fill-cool-ranch-locos-tacos-void
Here’s a short documentary that Lauren Reber and I created for Judi Lee who came into my recording studio, Reber Recording, to record a 5-song EP comprised of songs written by bands from Indiana’s past. This is my first attempt at documenting a recording session in this way. I work with audio so this video stuff is still pretty new to me. That being said, I look forward to making more of these. Feel free to like the studio FB page!
Tonight I had the pleasure of watching this documentary about the trials and tribulations of a few independent video game creators. I gave this documentary a 5 out of 5. It was very well done and managed to give a great deal of insight into the stressful issues involved in creating a unique game. I appreciate that the focus was centered around the people and not just the technology and code. This made the story relatable to a wider audience of people that otherwise might not have sat through the entire film.
I’ve learned that independent game makers and song writers are not all that different. I like to think that the majority of creators share similar experiences and emotions regardless of their chosen medium. However, I can’t speak for everyone. We’re all different and have our own opinions and views. That being said, it’s time for me to go to sleep. I have to be showered and ready to teach class in the early AM.
This week I am bringing you the lo-fi psychedelic garage stoner rock explosion that goes by the name of THUNDERS! They are currently on tour supporting the release of their new album “BEAUTIFUL BABY IN THE BUMMER OF LOVE.” Despite their hectic tour schedule, they managed to make time to stop into REBER RECORDING to record five songs to be consumed by the masses via Musical Family Tree. This performance was stellar and the recording process resulted in a sonically thick product that really captured the intensity of their live shows. A thick wall of distortion driven bass lines and shrill guitar tones combine to create an impervious wall of sound that will animate your entire being into tapping your feet and nodding your head. You will become intoxicated by these audio drugs. Did I mention that two of the songs they performed are NEW?!? It’s true. Two of the five songs are new and you can only get them here! The new tracks are titled “NORTH COAST TIDAL WAVE” and “DIAMONDS.”
THUNDERS revolves around guitarist/vocalist/front-man Ryan Reidy; whose primary musical influences are comprised of The Stooges, Nirvana, and Guided By Voices. When I say that the band revolves around Ryan, I mean that he is the songwriter. However, he’s not a one-man-band. He still requires other musicians to help bring his musical visions to the stage. For this particular tour he is playing with Duncan Kissinger on the bass and Michael Preuschl on drums. You may have heard these names before being that they are both members of HOTFOX (featured in MFT Session #004)!
Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.
The stunning images that you see above are provided by Lauren Bultman Photography! She helps document every MFT session that comes through the studio and without her we would have a whole lot less to look at. She does a killer job and deserves a round of applause for putting up with a bunch of rowdy and smelly musicians, not to mention myself. ha! But seriously… her pictures are awesome and her work is appreciated by everyone involved in these projects.
Last but not least, I was able to sit down with THUNDERS and ask them about the new record and talk a little bit about their current tour.