Yay! The first batch of my new custom bass picks from @steveclaytoninc were delivered. Now I just need some more gigs so that I can throw them at people 🤘😎
Looking forward to some upcoming studio sessions in the next few weeks. As much as I crave performing live, being in the recording studio definitely qualifies as being in my ‘happy place’ too. I love the challenges of the creative process, the collaboration with the other artists and production team, and the satisfaction of being able to say, “We made this!” when listening to the final produced song. 🤘😎
Thanks to everyone that has watched our @werenogentlemen show on Takeover Live from Saturday. We appreciate all the great feedback. It’s still available if you didn’t get a chance to watch it yet.
Catch @werenogentlemen tonight at 8-9PM (Pacific), FREE streaming concert on Takeover Live.
Quick little project: I added some glow-in-the-dark paint to the fret markers on my basses.
On a dimly lit stage, it’s often very difficult to quickly check your hand position on the neck of the bass guitar, especially when you are singing backing vocals and you can only look out of the corner of your eye.
In the past I’ve used little glowing-dot stickers, but they wear off rather quickly. This time I used some Glow-On paint. It’s designed to be used on gun sights, but it works great on guitars too. It only takes a few minutes in bright light to charge it for a gig — a flashlight (or cell phone light) works great as well.
So sorry to hear of Eddie Van Halen’s crossing over yesterday, October 6th. Sadly, Van Halen’s original bass player, Mark Stone just passed away as well on Sept 26th.
Eddie and the whole band have been a huge influence and inspiration to me and so many other musicians. On the cusp of the hard rock era, Eddie rewrote the book on playing the electric guitar and kicked down the door for all the amazing players to follow. Van Halen has sold over 75 million albums worldwide and have 13 No. 1 hits.
Millions of us can say that Van Halen music has bookmarked many of the good times in our lives. Eddie will rock on forever 🤘😎
Because some Mondays be like…
📷 by @red_hareimages
Merlin’s Beard! I’m ready for my first Quidditch match!😜
I swear that we did get some work done at our @werenogentlemen photo shoot yesterday, but I just couldn’t help myself when I saw some of the props they had at the photo studio. I have no idea what you’re actually supposed to use this giant flower for 🤔🤷
Much thanks to Dani Brooke Photography (@ladyoftheflowers_xo) for a killer photo shoot for @werenogentlemen — needless to say, there was a bit of goofing around and shenanigans, but Dani managed to get get some great shots in spite of us, and we can’t wait to see the finished photos.
Much thanks to Dani Brooke Photography (@ladyoftheflowers_xo) for a killer photo shoot for @werenogentlemen — needless to say, there was a bit of goofing around and shenanigans, but Dani managed to get get some great shots in spite of us, and we can’t wait to see the finished photos. Shout-out to @red_hareimages and @debbiegabel for all your help.
Just released a live acoustic version of “Karma” from my band, The Bredren on Spotify and all other major music platforms <a href='https://open.
Just released a live acoustic version of “Karma” from my band, The Bredren on Spotify and all other major music platforms