Blogs

  • The Song Guys

    Posted Thu at 12:26 PM by Ezra Carias

    On Bass: The Song Guys       Hugh McDonald, the architect behind the bass lines for “Livin’ on a Prayer,” plays with a singable and melodic style that really sets him apart from other bassists.   In my previous columns, I’ve mentioned ple...

  • Over $1,000 off on Lakland Electric Bass

    Posted Wed at 10:38 AM by Ezra Carias

    Lakland 44-14 Standard - Tobacco Sunburst, Rosewood 4-string Solidbody Electric Bass Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, and Rosewood Fingerboard -Tobacco Sunburst.     Click here to view deal 

  • Bass Guitar presented to High School

    Posted Wed at 10:02 AM by Ezra Carias

    Lloyd Parks presents bass guitar to Pembroke Hall High             Lloyd Parkes presenting bass to Rachel Skyers of Pembroke Hall High.     WINNERS of the inaugural Jamaica Best School Band (JBSB) Competition, Pembroke Hall High...

  • $377 off Ibanez 6-string Bass

    Posted Tue at 12:43 PM by Ezra Carias

    Sweetwater is offering a $377 discount on the Ibanez BTB776PB 6-string bassClick here to view this deal      

  • Bass playing = Tech reporting

    Posted Mon at 11:53 AM by Ezra Carias

    Retiring Reg hack explains how bass playing = tech reporting     So long, and thanks for all the Phish     After 2,035 days writing 2,531 stories containing 1.65 million words (thanks, Word Counter), this aging hack is celebrating his 26th birthday by h...

  • Building beats with Chris Meredith

    Posted July 19 by Ezra Carias

    Building beats with Chris Meredith             MEREDITH... a bit too much computers in the music     LAST year when bass player Chris Meredith decided on a return to music production he wanted his comeback project to reflect the...

  • Brothers Comatose

    Posted July 17 by Ezra Carias

    Brothers Comatose ready to wake up Bear Valley     The Brothers Comatose are, from left, Gio Benedetti, Ben Morrison, Philip Brezina, Ryan Avellone and Alex Morrison – posing with their beloved, now sidelined van. JONAH PODBERESK      R.I....

  • Alt-J frontman on departure of bassist

    Posted July 16 by Ezra Carias

    Alt-J frontman on departure of bassist: 'I didn’t think we were going to pick ourselves up' Singer Joe Newman says he didn't think he would be able to 'carry the weight' of Gwil Sainsbury's departure     Photo: Getty Alt-J frontman Joe Newman has said he didn’t ...

  • Tommy Ramone, last of the Ramones, dies

    Posted July 14 by Ezra Carias

      The Ramones always seemed too fast. Their songs rushed by, often two minutes or less of pure adrenaline. Their influence outstripped their sales. And now, with the death of drummer Tommy, all four original members of the seminal punk rock band are gone. Tommy Ramone, born Erdelyi Tamas in...

  • Charlie Haden, Influential Jazz Bassist, Is Dead at 76

    Posted July 12 by Samy Galí

    Charlie Haden, one of the most influential bassists in the history of jazz, died on Friday in Los Angeles. He was 76.  His death was confirmed by Ruth Cameron, his wife of 30 years. For the last several years he had been struggling with the degenerative effects of post-polio syndrome, related ...