Monthly Archives: February 2013

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Bittersweets Show Announcement 2

“Bittersweets to Play Special Concert for People Under House Arrest” Nashville locals, the Bittersweets, recently got a taste of captivity when the band was trapped in an elevator at the Green Hills mall for a full 20 minutes. “It seemed like a lot longer than that.” said Steve Bowman, drummer for the band. “Now I […]

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Bittersweets Show Announcement 1

RE: Bittersweets Record Release Show on 9/4/08 Dear Nashville Publicity Group – I hear you will be handling the press release for the Bittersweets’ Sept. 4th record release show at the Rutledge. Congratulations in advance for getting involved in what will likely be the biggest thing to come out of the Music City since Elvis! […]

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How To Write A Drum Instruction Book

A few years ago I was looking for a way to improve my grooving in the studio. I had analyzed my recorded tracks and noticed spots where the groove seemed to ebb or flow just a little. Sometimes it happened going into a new section, or with a note or two in a fill, or […]

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Record Labels Part 3 (DIY)

There’s an old joke about how to make a small fortune in the restaurant biz? “Start with a large fortune!” That joke applies nicely to record labels too, because starting your own can be a big money drainer. Considering how many facets are involved in creating the infrastructure necessary to find artists, sign them, and […]

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Record Labels Part 2 (The Independents)

When I started playing the SF clubs in the late 80’s there were a lot of great bands in town. Back then major labels ran the music business and everyone in San Francisco was trying to “get signed”. It was around that time an independent label formed in SF called Heyday records. Heyday took on […]

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