“Gear Head Bangs!”, Gig 1

Gear Head Bangs! Gig 1 THUMBNAIL

Today is a special day here at SeriousGas.com, and not only because it’s Valentine’s Day, the worldwide day of LOVE, desire and knee-trembling fulfillment… It’s also a new day for G.A.S.-y comedy!! Get your Phil’ of Laughter I’d like to introduce my good friend Philippe Stuart to you all.  He’s an exceptionally creative soul and …

My Kala Ukulele – Play That 6-Pack On The Beach Song!!

Kala uke front CARTOONED

If today’s title has you thinking of crackin’ open a cold one in a hammock under a shady palm on a sandy white beach somewhere next to the rolling, rhythmic, waving ocean, well… there’s nothing wrong with that!  But it’s not what I meant. LoL I’m talkin’ about what many of us aspire to that’s …

Drum Overhead Mic Placement – Snatchin’ Skins From All Angles!

Drum OH CARTOONED

My son came home from school with his buddies the other day, walked up to me and said, “Hey – play us some of those multi tracks!” I knew just what he meant. I have a number of recorded multi-track versions of some awesome Classic Rock hits. They’re amazing to listen to… Especially the drums! …

The Martin Anniversary Guitar – Gettin’ Spacey With My OWN Oumuamua!

My Oumuamua grain CARTOONED

Several billion years ago… a massive, powerful explosion in space occurred. It scattered hot cosmic shrapnel in all directions… Cold, primordial shards hurtling towards staggeringly distant star systems… … and it tumbled its way… TO US!! What does this celestial body’s immense trek have to do with a Martin Anniversary Guitar?? Read on, ye music-making …

The Songless Studio – What Months Away From Recording Will Teach You!

“I’m baaaaaaack… !” Just HAD to start today’s post with that, since I just saw the latest installment of the “Terminator” film franchise. I think it’s gonna take decades before the “I’ll be back” jokes disappear from our common vernacular. If EVER! Did any of you see it?? It was great to see Linda & …

The Ludwig Supraphonic – A Super Snare Beyond Compare!

Ludwig-Supraphonic-snare CARTOONED

Hal Blaine. If you’re a drummer, chances are you know that name very well. There’s not many people on the planet that have played drums on 150 number one hits… but Hal did! And the snare drum he used on more of them than any other?? The Ludwig Supraphonic! Hal was specifically amodel 400 chrome-on-brass …

How To Solo On Guitar, Part 1 – Speaking Lessons… For Your Fingers!!

Gorilla playing guitar! CARTOONED

Ever heard a Best Man or Maid of Honor give a speech wedding reception and think, “Wow – they’re really eloquent!”? Or maybe you’ve visited the other side of the tracks, where somebody got up to speak and it was little more than an embarrassment or a parody of what a speech should be! Either …