Archive for Music

Jerk with a guitar

Just a random selfy with Me, Hannah, And the Xterra.

Jerk with a camera

My Friend Lisa – Deathbridge

Politely Awkward – Goes Busking

We battled this bird and made it our bitch :)

Politely Awkward

SHOW TONIGHT!!!

HEY!! Come on down to the Backstage Lounge tonight to see My Friend Lisa play with Nick Gee & 7wo!! If you give me a comment or an email I can maybe get yeah on the guest list!!
Nick Gee - 7wo - My friend lisa - Backstage Lounge Feb 20th 2013

Mic Placement Techniques

Seriously by changing the pickup pattern on a Large Diaphragm Condenser microphone to a Figure 8 and then placing that mic sideways near the 12th fret of an acoustic so the area of rejection is facing up and down you can record Vocals & an Acoustic guitar at the same time with minimal guitar spill into the vocal microphone! Plus because of the figure 8 Pattern you get some subtle room tone despite the mic being super close to the guitar! Then if you use a vocal mic with brilliant off axis rejection like say a Shure SM7B you will get minimal guitar spill into your vocal Mic! All allowing you to EQ the vocals & guitar separately!! It’s just pure brilliance, all of it!!

That is what I learned on my birthday!!

Acoustic Guitar Soundhole Cover

I grabbed on of these cool Lute Soundhole Cover. So much sexier then the Planet Waves rubber cover.

Lute Hole - Guitar soundhole cover

Lute Hole - Guitar soundhole cover

Lute Hole - Guitar soundhole cover

Lute Hole - Guitar soundhole cover

Check them out at http://www.lutehole.com

Never underestimate the power of talking to complete strangers!

Today I happened to find myself in the acoustic guitar section of the downtown Tom Lee. I was strumming away the hours on this nice Taylor guitar (it happens to be the Taylor guitar I was going to buy when I become a rich & famous rockstar) when this other customer comes on in & we strike up a conversation about the Taylor guitars I was playing as well as other guitars. I tell him about my favourite guitars and he tell me about his & after one thing leads to another we come up with a deal to potentially trade some of this for some of that. Fastforward to a 1/2hr later where I meet up with him at a coffee shop near his house and I trade him a guitar and some gear that I had for sale for his super lovely Taylor 314ce guitar.

Taylor 314ce Guitar

Taylor 314ce Guitar

Taylor 314ce Guitar

Taylor 314ce Guitar

I think I will name it Hannah mostly because Hannah is a good name but also because it is a palindrome and palindrome’s are cool! Yup it is beyond super swell! That is all!

Nick Gee – 7wo – My friend lisa – Backstage Lounge Feb 20th 2013

Nick Gee – 7wo – My Friend Lisa are all playing at the Backstage Lounge on Granville Island on the 20th of February 2013

Nick Gee - 7wo - My friend lisa - Backstage Lounge Feb 20th 2013

Film Scanning!!

Is awesome!
Jonathan Livingston Seagull Jr.

My Friend Lisa Is Playing a show!

Thats right folks you heard correctly! My Friend Lisa is playing a show January 18th at Lana Lou’s (362 Powell Street) with Rocket Ramona & The Works. It should be an awesome night so come on down!!

My Friend Lisa Show at Lana Lou's