passion

Billy Momo Says: Passion

Passion in this week’s Billy Momo #22.   by Gramps   Today, I will expose one of my main character flaws. At least, it seems to be a flaw whenever I read a book or an article about how to succeed in life, in work, in love, in anything. As a musician, and as a…

Purjocopter Concept

Billy Momo Says: The Purjocopter Concept

Purjocopter Concept now with Billy Momo #21. by Gramps   My bass player friend Mats, who I play with every now and then, once made a remark regarding my Faiblesse for cymbals (I often tend to bring quite a few to any kind of gig). He asked, cheekily: ”How many cymbals does a drummer really…

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Billy Momo Says (guest article): Becoming big

Billy Momo #20 –  ‘Big’, two major ways to get a breakthrough. by Birgitta Haller (band manager)   A bit simplified: there are two major ways to get a breakthrough as an artist (or at least one that will last for more than 15 minutes) – a hit on the radio or building an audience performing live.…

Circadian rhythm

Billy Momo Says: Circadian rhythm and the creative mind

Billy Momo #19 – Circadian rhythm. by Tony‘Gramps’ Lind    Up until very recently, Orren would refuse to acknowledge jet lag as a real phenomenon. I’m just gonna leave that there. Most people whom I would consider artistically creative, tend to thrive at night. I know, it sounds like a terribly clichéd stereotype, but I really think…

Tomas Juto

Billy Momo Says: Can’t we all just get along?

Billy Momo #18 – Get along now at the GTC. by Tomas Juto aka Barba. Photo: Christopher Anderzon   I’ve always been fascinated by music scenes. Seattle and grunge, New York and hip hop, L.A. and 80’s rock, Laurel Canyon and singer/songwriters, San Fransisco and the flower power scene and so on. Those are all American…

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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…

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,…

inspiration

Billy Momo Says: Being open to inspiration

Billy Momo #12, open to inspiration. by Tomas “Barba” Juto   I read an interview with Tom Waits the other day about writing music. He said something about making your life a place where songs would like to come and visit. If one song comes, others will follow. I totally agree with that. So I started thinking…

your band

This Just In: Your band name is terrible!

Your band name may be terrible, but 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, Cypress Hill and Hot Streak are taken (allegedly)…The GTC team has decided to come up with some…