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Hey, sorry to say, but your band name sucks!

Sorry to hear about your band name, let The GTC help.   Coming up with a band name or an alias for those basement dwelling singer-songwriters looking for a nice disguise to hide your fears, And face it, Stryper and Death From Above 1979 are taken (allegedly)…The GTC team has decided to come up with…

listening

Billy Momo Says: Recreational listening

Billy Momo #16 – Listening by Gramps   As I get older, I find myself craving silence more often than I used to. During periods when we are playing lots of shows, or especially when we are working in the studio, this becomes even more important. Oh, I certainly listen to a lot of music,…

Sam Densmore goes Track x Track “Open Marriage”

Sam Densmore – “Open Marriage” available now at iTunes. by Walter Price   Taken aback when you know it’s coming is a paradox. Accepting the inevitable outcome is harsh and drenched in reality. When you’re gifted with a talent to transfer those experiences into song, you are blessed. Portland’s Sam Densmore has recently released a…

friends

Billy Momo Says: Making new friends

Billy Momo #15 – friends. by Tomas Juto (‘Barba’)   Me, Orren and our manager Birgitta went to a meeting the other day. Actually, we drove for 4 hours to get to that meeting. I and Orren didn’t really understand why we couldn’t do this over Skype, but Biggis insisted we’d go ’cause she had a feeling…

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Billy Momo Says: For the love of music

Billy Momo #14 – love of music. by Oskar Hovell   I wouldn’t say I love music. For me, music is love. If you got kids, you probably know the simplest, purest if you will, kind of love. Uncomplicated in the way it never changes, never fades, whatever happens. You probably have experienced how you can hurt…

dynamics

Billy Momo Says The dynamics of being a band

Billy Momo #13: Band dynamics. by Tony Lind   Anyone who has ever been part of a creative team (and who hasn’t?) knows that within a group of people, various individuals get assigned different functions within the unit, and these roles in combination are fueling the creative process. You have leaders, you have thinkers, you have do-ers,…

post gig blues

Billy Momo Says: The post gig blues

Billy Momo # 11: post gig blues. by Tony Lind (Gramps)   It’s a phenomenon I’ve been well acquainted with for my entire adult life but never had an actual explanation for. I guess it’s a chemical reaction in the body. I call it the post-gig blues. I know many other musicians who deal with the same…

physical presence

Billy Momo Says: The magic of physical presence

Billy Momo #7,  physical presence. by Tomas Juto   These days it’s very much possible to start a band, with a musician you’ve never met, on the other side of the planet. Super, super cool and it opens up possibilities for collaborations that probably never would have happened without the technology we have today. I think…

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Lisa Donnelly, a legacy of stories in song

Lisa Donnelly leaves a legacy of introspective pop. by Walter Price   The world is full of people who can tell a good story. But rarer is the person who can be both introspective and outwardly observant in song. The news of the passing of singer-songwriter Lisa Donnelly was a shock. Donnelly had graced us with a…