My friend Aaron Trubic has been playing bass with a guitar player named Sean Costello. I was poking around YouTube a few nights ago and stumbled on some videos of them playing. I just have to say that I’m floored. I’ve always been a fan of Aaron’s bass playing, but hadn’t really heard Sean play before.

Anyway… I’m pretty freaking impressed. Just go to youtube.com and search for “Sean Costello.”

Color Changing Post

I use RSS newsreader software called NetNewsWire. The program is always open on my computer, and I probably spend about an hour a day using it to read news articles from all over the internet. The program has a list of the websites that I’ve set up news subscriptions for on the left hand side. One of the sites in my subscription list is (not so coincidentally) aaronflynt.com. Unfortunately, the program has a feature that turns the name of the website a very ugly shade of brown if the news site hasn’t been updated in awhile.

Well… To make a long story less long, my website is brown, it’s annoying me, and I’m writing this post for the sole purpose of changing it’s color in the list. 🙂

Tension & Release

Here’s a good example of how it sometimes takes a moment of complete insanity to finally achieve clarity:

I was trying to lay down a lead track for a song and things just weren’t happening. The lead was going nowhere musically, and I kept losing focus. Finally in a fit of frustration I went completely crazy and just started hitting random notes and moving my fingers as fast as I could. Then something strange happened. The next take went just the way I wanted. I was able to calm down and play exactly what I was hearing in my head.

I’ve uploaded the two takes and called them Tension (the crazy one) and Release (the good one).

Tension – 02:14 (3.1MB MP3)

Release – 02:14 (3.1MB MP3)

10 things to remember

  1. Refrain from eating crackers with orange juice.
  2. If you are a guitar player, purchase a small 15 watt tube amp and use that, sans-effects, for every playing situation.
  3. If you have unwanted whiskers, use an electric razor to shave them off.
  4. If you ever decide to get a cat, get a Siberian.
  5. Never ingest an entire bottle of Asprin in a short duration of time. This may very well be the first thing I ever learned.
  6. Don’t be afraid of Muppets. No matter how scary they may seem, it’s highly unlikely that one will ever hunt you down and dismember you with a butcher knife.
  7. Look at the labels on the food you eat. Try to stay away from stuff that has ‘mono sodium glutemate’ (MSG) in it.
  8. Google everything.
  9. Never assume something is going to work unless it’s not all that important that it does work. If it is important, test it.
  10. Find a good Chinese takeout nearby and order from them on a regular basis. You should also give the delivery person a decent tip.