What I think my perfect Pro Tone Pedals pedalboard would look like

This week I was lucky enough to purchase my second guitar pedal from Pro Tone Pedals. I already have the Skumstortion pedal—AKA greatest guitar pedal design ever—and I’m always sneaking a look at their lineup when the wife isn’t watching. Calling it pedal porn probably doesn’t help my cause. But when they recently announced that they were temporarilly offering their Dead Horse Overdrive for a ridiculous $99USD, I couldn’t resist—second Pro Tone Pedals overdrive-style pedal on its way to my current pedalboard. But this got me thinking further. What would my perfect Pro Tone Pedals pedalboard look like?

Luckily, I already knew the answer. I’d been thinking about this for a while. One of their most recent additions just cemented my thoughts—I need two more pedals from Pro Tone Pedals for my own tonal perfection. Somebody distract my wife.

Streamed music—how valet parking made me see its true value

I recently had a need to park my car at the local airport. It happens a few times each year for work and for pleasure. Most of the time I use the airport’s valet parking service. It’s easier than remembering where I left my car. Yes, I’m that lazy. But after the parking situation I experienced last week, I won’t be back. Ever.

What’s that got to do with streamed music and its superiority over physical media like CDs? Good question. Here’s my better answer.

Songs that say “Go!” (at least seven of them if we’re counting)

Well look at that. March is getting closer to ending and I’ve not written anything on this site since the year started. Slack! Lazy! Unmotivated! Well all that changes now because I’ve found a theme in certain rock songs that motivates me. These are the songs where the vocalist chooses the most opportune time to yell something motivational. These are songs that say Go!

It’s not always delivered at the same moment in a song, but the result for me is always the same. It’s the sign to get the fist-pump of awesomeness ready. The scream of approval for the epicness that is about to come. The customary heavy banging of the head. The attempt to thrust your foot through the floor. All of these uncontrollable moments. The band knows it, you know it. The vocalist authenticates it.

These are some of my favourite “Go!” moments. These will surely get me pumped enough to finally get back into the swing of things.

Things being guitar playing, blogging and music-creating on a regular basis.

Megatober … the guitar challenge did finish successfully

I’m not* saying that I’m a little bit behind in my blogging, but Megatober was actually a successful challenge for me. I did manage to attempt 31 new Megadeth riffs during Megatober. I just didn’t manage to write about them or the things I learned—other than the riffs themselves—in a timely manner. So I thought as 2016 comes to an end I would wrap up the challenge that was Megatober—two months after the fact.

* I’m saying I am incredibly behind!