A Music Fan in the Age of Overload

We can thank the Internet; it is now possible to listen to nearly every piece of music ever recorded. This is staggering to think about, but it is true. Today, there are millions if not billions of recordings available for download or streaming over the Internet. I haven’t done the math, but it’s a fair […]

The Musical Plateau: Just a Phase

“The gate is straight, deep and wide break on through to the other side” – Jim Morrison Anyone who has ever attempted to play a musical instrument will eventually reach a phase we like to call a “plateau.” The place where progress seems to stop dead in its tracks. This is a useful metaphor because […]

Guitars, Distortion & Tesla’s Cat

“I wish they’d had electric guitars in cotton fields back in the good old days. A whole lot of things would’ve been straightened out.” -Jimi Hendrix Nikola Tesla’s laboratory in Colorado Springs circa 1900. Public Domain photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Nikola Tesla, great scientist, inventor of alternating current (AC), bringer of man-made lightning, pioneer […]