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…

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Billy Momo Says: The importance of being earnest (And grumpy)

Billy Momo #4, Being earnest (And grumpy). by Tony “Gramps” Lind (drums, vocals)   What’s the best part of simultaneously being a grumpy old guy and an instrument owner (a.k.a. ”musician”)? Well, first of all, you’ve had years and years of honing your craft and your artistic voice, in other words, you should by now at…

drama

Billy Momo Says: New album, new drama

Billy Momo #3, Mo Music, mo drama. by Tomas “Barba” Juto   I’ve never been one of those great lyricists that can just make up a story about a heart broken blind man who is unhappily in love with a deaf woman cause he can’t find a way to chat her up, and build an amazing…

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So very sorry that your band name sucks

Your band names sucks,  No Fear, The GTC is here! 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, Destroy She Said and Hot Streak are taken (allegedly)…The GTC team has decided to come up with some fresh ideas each week…

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Billy Momo Says: The importance of daydreaming

Billy Momo #1, daydreaming.   by ORREN (Orren: lead vocal, acoustic guitar, banjo)   As musicians/songwriters/producers/music video directors/artists/photographers (and now even bloggers) like us, there’s a whole lot of extra work to be done, free of charge. At gigs, we’re roadies and drivers as well as musicians. At video shoots, we’re actors as well as directors…

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Fire Tiger Open Eyes (This Christmas)

Fire Tiger for Christmas. by Walter Price   There has been plenty said about Fire Tiger’s retro sound and it is certainly inescapable. Vocalist Tiffany Alkouri’s beyond comprehension style and soulful delivery reminiscent of Bonnie Tyler or Kim Carnes and again I’m sure those comparisons have been iterated times over. This brings me to a holiday…

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Well, Your Band Name Sucks

Your Band Name Sucks   by Global Texan   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, Destroy She Said and Hot Streak are taken (allegedly)…The GTC team has decided to come up with some fresh ideas each week…

3 Reasons Why Headbrain

Headbrain – In which death-defying acts of musical improvisation form an unnatural yet wondrous alliance with art, film, dance and poetry.” by Walter Price   New Jersey’s improvisational 3-piece Headbrain is experimenting in areas unfamiliar to me, and this is attractive. Headbrain (Elizabeth Walsh, Carl Baggaley, Adam Budofsky) isn’t content with stretching and twisting sounds…

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Dooms Virginia Blast Rock N Roll Lightning

Dooms Virginia are rock n roll lightning. by Walter Price   San Francisco’s Dooms Virginia (formerly known as Annie Girl and The Flight) has emerged in a blazing thunderclap of raw garage psych-rock with the singles “Devour” and “Forgetful Sam”. I’ve been blown away by the reality in these two track’s lyrics and the that…

Hi, Your Band Name Sucks

Your Band Name Sucks by Global Texan   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, Chumbawamba and Stealers Wheel are taken (allegedly)…The GTC team has decided to come up with some fresh ideas each week in…