Posts Tagged ‘wildhearts’

The Bull Pit #80 – These Boots Are Gonna Come All Over You

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

BootsFeaturing music by Ginger, Lucifer Star Machine, The Shotgun Break, The Bloody Muffs, Patty Hurst Shifter, The Fast Takers, Unquiet Nights and Switchblade Justice.

Also, Episode 7 of General Kranken Haus, “Boot Polish”. GKH is a brand new comic variety soap opera featuring gypsy punk rock legends Kranken Welpen, and the band The Goodys – two very different bands having to live together for their punishment, and our amusement.

Go to Podbean or iTunes to stream, download or subscribe. Bull Pit skull logo by Mike Dyson, Guerrilla808 Studios (guerrilla808@gmail.com). Music provided, in part, by MusicAlley from MEVIO.

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Random Monday Thoughts

Monday, August 24th, 2009

I had issues logging in to this blog for a few days. Turns out I have to go to my actual blog page and then click the Log In link. I can’t just go to WordPress and log in. Who would have known that? Thanks to HostBaby for figuring it out for me.

I’ve been listening to non-stop Wildhearts and Ginger songs for three weeks straight, bouncing back and forth between boundless inspiration and intense depression. Great songwriters do that to me. It’s easy to bury my head, forget about all the great writers in the world and feel good about my work. I did that for too long. To truly improve, we must take in all the best songs out there and go through the various phases of inspiration and depression that incur. “Sick of Drugs” is the one currently kicking my ass. I’ve listened to it 5 or 6 times today. It’s a masterpiece. Can’t wait to see Ginger knock that shit out on Wednesday at the Viper Room. I’ll post some sort of review here. I still haven’t found anyone who wants my extra ticket…

Finished my acoustic The The cover. I think it’s the best cover I’ve ever done. May be the best solo recording too. For the first time I think I’m happy with a slide performance I did. I superimposed that (on the Les Paul) with nylon guitar melody for variations of the accordion solos the original has. I should have it posted it by week’s end if I can get it mastered by then. I’ll put it on Myspace and also add it to my Secret Covers blog. If you don’t have the url and password for Secret Covers, sign my email list at JohnDissed.com and I’ll email it to you. There are about 25 acoustic covers there for free download (and more coming as I record them).

The new Bull Lee track is mastered. “Maximum Security”. I’m going to do an exclusive podcast premiere of that one before I post it anyplace. That should happen tomorrow or Wednesday.

Speaking of Bull Lee — drummer auditions have gone nowhere. Either the songs are too “easy” for them, or they want to write. Can’t blame people. I was lucky to have a drummer who thought the songs were good enough to do the Tommy Ramone thing for four years straight. As soon as we kicked into the first song with this drummer last weekend I missed Popey. Only Sim Cain from Rollins Band hits the drums like he does.

Anyone know any available drummers in LA, send em our way!