You may know our friend Martin Woods from gigs at Tost or Nectar, (See video:"Money" Posted on the right) or perhaps you've just seen him around. Martin is an awesome drummer, which few in Seattle know, but many will now know him for his scrumptious cooking skills. We are lucky to get Mr. Woods to come and play with us, and now that his restaurant is up and running we may never get a chance to play with him. That said, check out this article on his new restaurant, Re:Public:
Stranger Article about Re:Public and Martin Woods
Like the Stranger writer, I am not a huge fan of the name, but the food will do all the promoting the restaurant needs. If you haven't gone out to Re:Public yet, make your way there and say hi to M-Dub from Bucket of Honey.
Martin, dude. If you read this, know that we are all so very stoked you finally get to shine! Note: you are still on the hook for Thanksgiving:
All the best on your new success!
Bucket of Honey
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
After Annie and I started singing together I realized it would always be our challenge to make two people sound full and big. In an attempt to solve that I started using a Line 6 DL4, better known as the Line 6 loop pedal. We loop or effect guitar in several of the songs off our EP Easy to Swallow. The first track we did with it was the title track, but later I used the loop function to write "Pounding the Pavement" with Annie as well.
As we write now, I am starting to see that 'feel' is really the difference we are looking for when we write new songs. The Line 6 has a feel built into it to some degree. It is tried and true for sure, but I'm ready for something new.
A few years ago a friend of mine turned me onto an artist named Jamie Lidell. Super great songwriter and singer. He used a pedal that seemed to do magic. It did all these harmonies for him, and he must have had some loop station set up because I heard all this awesome singing coming from one guy. It was a pedal by TC-Helicon that turned out to be this super complex expensive pedal nobody I knew wanted to get into.
This morning, I found that TC-Helicon has a new pedal out called the VoiceLive Touch. This thing looks awesome! It has all the nifty stuff my Line 6 has, but some awesome added features, and what I hear is awesome quality!
1. Can you take in/out loops in your looping session? in other words, does it have banks like the RC-50 from Boss.
2. Is it really $499? Anyone out there able to hook a brother up??
3. Does penis size really matter?
Bucket of Honey