Category: music

Rock Bottom

For those not aware, I play guitar in an (mostly) 80’s cover band called Rock Bottom. Our lead guitarist recently left, so it looks like I’ll have to step up my game a little, especially since he left right as people started inquiring if we’re available to gig. So, I’ve taken my first foray into producing and recorded a demo. There are some mixing issues, as well as performance issues, but I don’t think I did *too* horribly on it. You can catch the demo here, or you can check out our Facebook page.

AV Linux

Over the weekend, I had a little bit of time to play around with AV Linux a little bit. Unfortunately, I did not have a ton of time to play with it, but was able to use this guide with a live USB stick to play a little guitar, using my netbook as an effects pedal/amp. Worked great, but what I’m really looking forward to playing with is using my netbook as a DAW (digital audio workstation). The live environment ran incredibly smooth for the limited resources of the netbook, and I’m guessing an actual install might run a little better yet. Screen real estate is a bit tight, but that’s OK. The inverter in my LCD screen is going out, so I can’t use the netbook for much without an external monitor anyhow.

Singer Wanted!

I posted this on our Facebook page yesterday, but Rock Bottom is looking for a lead singer. We all grew up in the 80’s and are heavily influenced by 80’s hair metal, but plan on doing original stuff eventually and not remaining a cover band forever 😉 We’re mostly a group of beginners (except the lead guitarist) who enjoy hanging out and jamming on the weekend, so if you or someone you know is available to practice most Saturday evenings in Columbus, let one of us know on Facebook, or email rock.bottom@nitemarecafe.com. Skill level isn’t as important as having fun doing it. We’re not looking to gig just yet, but once we have a singer and we’re comfortable with a set list, we might be 😉