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Key of Forgotten Chords

I’m working on adding a mandolin line to “Nudie Cutie”. When I went to work on the chorus, I couldn’t remember what key it was in. I’d written down the tab notation, but not the actual notes or key. The … Continue reading

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WiP: Video for The Kaiju – Insert Shots

I spent the morning filming various insert shots for the video of The Kaiju. There’s another day of principal filming to do (on some sunny weekend, with the help of my lovely assistant) and another set of inserts waiting on … Continue reading

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Dare To Be Stupid

The best advice always comes from the places you don’t expect. When I a lad, Weird Al released an album that blew my mind. It was called “Dare To Be Stupid”, and while I enjoyed all of the songs it … Continue reading

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Recording King Soprano Ukulele

I got a resonator uke to get an early 20th century blues sound. Here I give a quick introduction to resonators and play a bit of “Stagolee” to demonstrate the sound. Correction I state in the video that Recording King … Continue reading

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The Phantom Creeps – trailer

The Spider Bombs are not named after tools from a “bug” exterminator’s arsenal, but rather after the most insane mad scientist gimmick ever committed to celluloid — trained, exploding spiders! As Doctor Zorka in the 1939 serial The Phantom Creeps, … Continue reading

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