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Billy Momo Says: Words

Words now at Billy Momo #25. by Orren   “Words are very unnecessary, they can only do harm”. I love that line. Simple, but so true. In romantic situations like the one in the song as well as in many others. Love pop lyrics. Simple, down to earth and to the point. It’s a damn…

ordinary men

Billy Momo Says: Ordinary Men

Ordinary men this week with Billy Momo #23. by Tomas ‘Barba’ Juto   I don’t know how much you guys know about Billy Momo and our albums. But we are actually celebrating our 10 year anniversary this summer. I thought I’d tell you where it all began and about our first album, Ordinary Men. The title…

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…

big

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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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…

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…

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…

band name

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, Oingo Boingo and Wang Chung are taken…The GTC team has decided to come up with some fresh (allegedly) ideas each…

stop the terror

Just Stop It

by Walter Price   I am not political but I am a devout humanist and to see this ongoing and discussing display of hate towards, better yet, disregard for innocent lives as ISIS has promoted the past few years is an abomination. After spending the past year and feverishly the past several hours reading up…

Soul in perfection?

The thing is, rarely these “critics” would be willing to put their own work on the line… by J.P. Kallio   It seems we expect perfection from everything new these days, and if we don’t at first get perfection, there are masses out there ready to criticise. The thing is, rarely these “critics” would be…