Networking can be hard when you perform a million roles, especially when people keep hiring you to not play your instrument. Today I’m sharing a couple tips on dealing with networking situations.
Answering the most searched-for questions about guitar on YouTube: quick-fire, unscripted and honest! Including:
- Do guitarists get carpal tunnel?
- Why do guitarists wear wristbands?
- Why do guitarists make faces?
- Why do guitarists hate Wonderwall?
- Should guitarist learn to read music?
- Should guitar strings be tight or loose?
- Should guitar strings be the same height?
- Should guitar pickups be level?
- Should guitar necks be straight?
- Should guitar strings be parallel to fretboard?
- Should guitar neck have bow?
- Should guitar be recorded mono or stereo?
- Should guiars be kept in cases?
- Should guitar neck be flat?
And, inexplicably, do guitarist get laid?
Yeah, that’s right, we’re doing this.
There’s 5 uncomfortable truths about guitar culture that we, the players, need to address. Now, please.
In this 5-part video-essay mini-series, I talk about some of the weird ideas that guitarists have held on to for far to long. Some of them are holding us back and some are just plain dumb. Let’s evolve.
Yep, that’s it. Release day. Today I release Irradiated Hamster Alert as Blue Alatar. The album represents about 8 years of work on-and-off, much of which took place this last year. The album is available on most music apps, (incl Spotify, Amazon Music, Deezer), as well as ones that I manage: ReverbNation and BandCamp. You can pay-what-you-like for the BandCamp download, including nothing. Seriously, have it for free if you want. But, also, if you want to send £700 that would be just fine.
Earlier today I hosted a live, online launch party where I talk-through some of the track details, as well as the album’s over-arching narrative. We go into detail with some of the production and instruments, thank everyone who was involved behind-the-scenes, all of which took about 3 hours. Oh, boy.
Not yet satisfied? Fine, more links:
- Merch on Redbubble;
- Blue Alatar’s website;
- Blue Alatar on Facebook;
- Twitch Channel;
- YouTube Channel;
Now, go download the album from BandCamp. That’s your call to action, I’m making it very clear.
A list of the music tech gear that’s been on my “need” list for a long time. What’s on your shopping list?
I get a bit bored of receiving messages inviting me to beta test “the next groundbreaking music platform”. In this video I talk about why that is and what kind of new websites I’d quite like to see.