Wed, 8 February 2006
Mike opens this week's show with details on the upcoming ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO. Click here for more details.
Al points out that Paul McCartney will be performing live for the first time on the Grammy Awards. Next, an update on Mac Intel compatibility, including the new Logic 7.2 and M-AUDIO. Here's the link that was mentioned for further information:
A consumer sues Apple Computer for his hearing loss due to listening to his iPod too loud.
"Why The Music Business Sucks" is considered along with a quote from Hunter S. Thompson to back us up.
Getting & Recording Great Guitar Tone - Part #2
Al's secret weapon for acoustic and clean electric guitar: The BBE 386 Acoustic Preamp. Now discontinued, it lives on through the magic of ebay, usually for under $200.00. Here's the links regarding this great little product and the BBE process itself:
Native Instruments New Guitar Rig 2
Mike reviews this very exciting new plugin. Here's the link (download the free demo!):
Q: What was the first #1 hit to have a playing time of more than four minutes?
A: House Of The Rising Sun by The Animals - 1964
An interesting side note... The Animals did not write "The House of the Rising Sun." (If you look at the really small print on their 1966 album, The Best of the Animals, you'll find that it was only arranged by them.)
According to Alan Lomax in his book Our Singing Country (1941), the melody of "The House of the Rising Run" is a traditional English ballad and the lyrics were written by Georgia Turner and Bert Martin (both from Kentucky).
It was first recorded in the 1920s by black bluesman Texas Alexander and later covered by Leadbelly, Charlie Byrd, Roy Acuff, Woody Guthrie, Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, Tracy Chapman and Bob Dylan...just to name a few.
This Week's Trivia Question:
Q: Who was the famous keyboard player (who had his own 1983 top forty hit at #23) brought in to enhance Foreigner's sound on the very popular Foreigner 4 album?
Double Bonus Points Question:
What was this keyboard player's 1983 top forty hit?
E-mail us your answers!
See you next week!
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