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So…how’s your Monday going?
Here’s a sneak preview of the music video for “Vicious Love”, the new single from @werenogentlemen. The song will be available on Pacific Ridge Record’s tribute to New Found Glory compilation at the end of March. We’ll drop the video on YouTube at the same time. Can’t wait to share the full-length video with you!
My acoustic smoothy! This fretless 5-string Dragonfly acoustic bass made by @michaelkellyguitars is so much fun to play. I added a K&K Pure Bass transducer pickup that I blend with the built-in piezo pickup. It sounds fantastic and has so much character, whether I’m recording or playing a live acoustic set with a band. As a bonus, it’s waaay easier to bring this to gigs instead of lugging around a stand-up bass.
I love playing many different genres of music. As a hired musician, I am continually learning and improving my craft by playing in playing in tribute and cover bands as well as playing original music. Here’s a new highlight clip from ‘Raise Your Glass’, our tribute to P!nk and her amazing band family, including Justin Derrico and Eva Gardner.
Audio was recorded live at For The Record in Orange, CA
It was so great to spend a full day teaching surf lessons yesterday. I’ll have to admit that I’m a bit sore today, as it’s been a few months since I last did back-to-back lessons all day (plus I snuck in 90 minutes of surf time for myself). I’m so happy to be back in the water sharing the stoke with all the other great coaches at @onewavesurf. 😎🤙
Watch for @werenogentlemen on the upcoming episode of Halshack Rockcast coming later this month.
Over the years, I’ve owned and played several different makes and models of basses. I’m not really a collector by any means, and I typically sell or trade any of my gear that I don’t use on a regular basis. The @ernieballmusicman Stingray 5 HH is my go-to bass for it’s versatility, and I love the way it sits in the mix. I also own a few other basses as well for specific needs. They all qualify as my ‘dream gear’ for different reasons.
What’s on your list of ‘dream gear’?
This chart was inspired by a post I saw on @bassmagazineonline, but I adjusted it to include the results from my own experience. I have developed a love/hate relationship with the “I Love You, Man” movie.
Depending on perspective, this is a great era for independent musicians and artists to shine — those who can make recordings and videos without a big team.
Depending on perspective, this is a great era for independent musicians and artists to shine — those who can make recordings and videos without a big team. I’m so proud of all of the projects I work with for keeping up the momentum and finding new ways work and collaborate when everything felt so futile.
Photo capture from video by @red_hareimages