Magnatone Giveawya

August Issue

Last Call

How Not to Embarrass Oneself at an Award Show

December 10, 2012
Please consider these few simple acceptance speech suggestions before you receive your justly deserved trophy.
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Shitegeist

November 5, 2012
What do Led Zeppelin, Chuck Berry, Queen, the Beach Boys, Diana Ross, the Grateful Dead, The Who, The Kinks, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Janis Joplin, Buddy Holly, The Doors, Bob Marley, and
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Air Schlep

October 8, 2012
Five years ago, I could carry a guitar on a jet 90 percent of the time. Now it’s 50 percent, at best.
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Global Peace Through Music

September 6, 2012
If all of the countries of the world can put away their petty differences every four years in order to play games with each other, why can’t they do it all the time?
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Tape VS. Pro Tools

August 10, 2012
He argued that tape machines don’t work better, musicians work better with tape.
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If It Ain't Got That Swing

July 9, 2012
Louis Armstrong and The Hot Fives recorded hot, swinging music that—for many connoisseurs— represents the birth of recorded jazz. Cut in the 1920s and distributed on 78s, the tunes
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Playing for the People

June 8, 2012
Think about the music that completely turns you on.
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Know How, Know When

May 11, 2012
I was in L.A. last week working on a project with philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen at his private studio.
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Tales From A B-Bender Freak

March 9, 2012
Left: A Forrest Lee Jr. T-style guitar equipped with a B-string bender. Right: The Lee bender mechanism. The B-Bender guitar became my white whale after Albert Lee introduced me
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Unoriginal? Join the Illustrious Club

February 10, 2012
Although these songs were fresh, hooky, and inventive, their titles were—like 75 percent of all music—derivative.
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