Mark Day, our friend at YouTube, shares the phenomenal cover of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" with us, above, and asks, "Does MysteryGuitarMan ever get old? Or this song either?" I'm voting no on both. Video link.
Drummer Marco Minnemann shows how to add a little showmanship and flair behind the set with these stick tricks. That channel has some wonderful performances of popular songs with the song dialed way down to hear the live percussionist, like this amazingly tight performance of "Smooth Criminal" by Jonathan "Sugarfoot" Moffett. Image: YouTube / Drumeo READ THE REST
Musician and civil rights activist Nina Simone's Fodder On My Wings from 1982 was one of her mostly forgotten albums until its reissue this year by Verve Records. In celebration, director Sharon Liu and animators Nicolette van Gendt & Duncan Gist created this beautiful and uplifting music video for the High Priestess of Soul's nursery… READ THE REST
I chanced across this 5-line staff liner on Amazon—a pen with five ballpoint tips in a row, for musicians to quickly write musical notation—and impulse bought it. I can't read or write music, but it'll make a great gift for someone else who can't read or write music. These pens are formally known as rastra,… READ THE REST
If you want to succeed in the modern marketplace, your digital presence has to be on point. And this isn't just about beating out your retail competitor down the street anymore. When you sell online, you're selling to the world — and your competitors cover every inch of that globe too. With stakes like those,… READ THE REST
We've already had too much taken from us this year to give up outdoor grilling so easily. Let this ungodly year be the moment when you make a stand. Grilling season will end on your own terms, by God. You can help rage against the dying of the briquette light by picking up one of… READ THE REST
We all have visions of cooking cool, elaborate meals. Unfortunately, those visions often die after we absolutely butcher a few. We've all been there. Overcooked steaks. Undercooked poultry. A main course sits because we totally mistimed a side. There are any number of ways to well and truly murder a well-intentioned meal. Hestan Cue and… READ THE REST