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That New New: NAMM 2017 Electronic Wishlist

For anybody that’s regularly read my pieces (or anybody that’s seen my home studio), it should come as no surprise that I’m somewhat of a hardware/tech/gadget junkie. Mix that with a love of music and you have a very expensive hobby. Nevertheless, there is something about mixer knobs, black and[…]

March of Motivation

You may have seen the “Blue Girl, Red State” stickers for years now as you drive around the capitol city of the conservative state of Idaho, but beyond the bounds of colors, political affiliations, orientation, or religious beliefs lies a unifying force that was visible in numbers on Saturday January[…]

The Possible Cost of Coachella

Experiencing the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, with its art installations, big name music artists, and thousands of attendees, has become one of the bucket-list-big-ones for many festival-goers since the events birth in October of 1999. Last year’s attendance peaked record levels with more than 198,000 tickets sold, according[…]

Bringing in the New Year with Bass

At a glance, the streets seem subdued. It’s what you might expect on the night before New Year’s Eve; a calm before the storm. Walk into the ‘Whiskey Bar’ in downtown Portland and you’d think that New Year’s festivities were in full swing. It’s no surprise, really. With a lineup[…]

Never Underestimate Overpreparation

When I first started delving into the world of arts and entertainment, I had no idea what I was doing. I was attending College of Idaho at the time, and my then-girlfriend, Miranda, was hosting an end-of-the-year party at her house. My homies Jordan (Axiom Tha Wyze) and Steezy Steve Strange, along with myself, decided that this would be the perfect opportunity to put the raps we’d been practicing to the test. We wrote a bunch of lyrics to instrumentals we ripped off of Youtube, practiced for a month, and ultimately pulled off a dope underground party using wooden pallets and beer pong tables as a stage. It actually took a lot of work just to pull together that first 30 minute set–borrowing the equipment, building the stage, writing, practicing, rehearsing, performing and convincing the cops not to shut down the event–but Axiom, Miranda, and I dug it so much that eventually we formed Earthlings Entertainment…