Music, What makes you happy?

Archive for October 13, 2011

McFly….No not George

07 Sep 2012 McFly in the USA The Roxy, Los Angeles
10 Sep 2012 McFly in the USA The Roxy, Los Angeles

If you don’t know about this group from the UK pop rock here is a little bit about them.

There first album Room on the Third Floor released in 2004 hit number 1 in the UK and earned them a spot in The Guinness World Book as the youngest band to ever achieve this so far. Since then they have had 10 # 1 singles and two albums at #1.  The bands Front man Tom Fletcher has written more British #1 hits than Queen, U2 all before he reached the age of 21.

Tom Fletcher was born in 1985, he is the lead singer, songwriter, guitarist and founder of the band. He also plays piano. His instruments of choice are Gibson Les Paul, Gibson Flying V, Fender Stratocaster, Music Man Sterling.

Danny Jones, born in 1986 also sings lead and is another guitar player for the band. He also plays piano, harmonica, ukulele, and bass guitar. His instruments of choice are the Fender Telecaster, Gibson Les Paul Custom.

Dougie Poynter was born in 1987, plays the bass guitar and vocals. His instruments of choice are Music Man Sterling, Music Man StingRay, and the Fender Jazz Bass.

Harry Judd was born in 1985, he is the drummer. He also plays piano, trumpet, and guitar. I’m not sure which drum kit he prefers. He recently was a guest dancer on Stricly Come Dancing.

Take a moment and check out their most recent hit.


Music, How do you keep it?

So what kind of music turns you on? What makes you happy or sad? How often do you listen? You get sick of your song after the radio station plays it into the ground? You like vinyl or CD’s? Now that vinyl is making a comeback is the quality really that much better? It’s a battle that will go on for the purist in all of us. I’ve been taking my old vinyl and converting it to MP’s like alot of other people so I can listen to it on my MP players.

The market place is full of software and hardware to convert your vinyl to CD or MP’s and there are a few companies out there that will do it for you.

I’ve been using Xitel INport Deluxe, because I actually still have a B & O turntable and a decent stereo. But it’s by no means the only thing I use once I have recorded the music off to my computer. I also use Goldwave to tweak it the way I think it should sound.  Whatever you choose to use, remember to take your time, your not in a hurry if you want it to sound good.

For those of you who want to get started there are some video’s on YouTube that might be of some help.