Hmmm…I’ve not posted anything since March 5. Am I losing my touch? Nah, just really had nothing to talk about. “What? You? Steve Bello? Always flapping his gums and typing his fingers off? Nothing to talk about?” Truth be told, been busy with 30 students, rehearsing with the band (and hopefully locking in a recordingContinue reading “THIS THING CALLED MUSIC…”
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GETTING A WORKOUT
Most men go to a gym to stay fit. I lug gear to rehearsals and gigs. Last night I filled in once again with the cover band Supernova and this time, we sounded a lot tighter and more energized. Black River Barn in Randolph, NJ is a cool place but where they put bands toContinue reading “GETTING A WORKOUT”
NOW THE FUN BEGINS!
No rehearsal last Wednesday because we had TC Tolliver up here to lay down his drums for one song on the next album. But tonight, my metal trio got together and got back to work with the other songs. And of course, we worked on another song, which brings us to eight. Someone tie myContinue reading “NOW THE FUN BEGINS!”
WHAT DO WE HAVE HERE?
It’s been an unusually mild winter, and I’m not complaining. So today (Feb 15) was perfect for going on a short walk and recording music. Wait…hold up! What?! Yep, as you can see in the picture, TC Tolliver (Plasmatics) came up to Bandmother Recording to lay down his parts for one song on the upcomingContinue reading “WHAT DO WE HAVE HERE?”
I waited til today to make a blog about things that have been going on, rather than three separate ones. Think of this as your all-in-one blog, so sit back with your coffee and read on… Here we go! Today, February 12, is my nine-year anniversary as an Orange endorser/ambassador! I still pinch myself overContinue reading “ALL-IN-ONE BLOG”
AROUND THE BEND
Oh look, another pic inside Bandmother Recording. Which means… Another blog! I like that it stays lighter a bit longer at night, very inspiring. I also like standing in front of loud amps and drums. It’s very cathartic and therapeutic. And when we work on another new song, I leave the studio more excited thanContinue reading “AROUND THE BEND”
Last time my trio had rehearsal was right before Christmas break. So we should have been away for two weeks. Well, as fate would have it, I was under the weather last week, so we had to miss rehearsal til tonight. Wednesday?! Yes, we moved rehearsals to Wednesday and it seems to work out better.Continue reading “REHEARSAL…ON WEDNESDAY?!”
RIP JEFF BECK…
No clever headline, just the facts. The whole guitar community is shocked, saddened, devastated. This seemed really sudden. Nothing left to say except… RIP Jeff Beck. We lost one of THE greats.
FIRST POST OF 2023…AND WHAT DO I WRITE ABOUT?
Okay so we are four days into the new year. I have to say, and others have agreed, that watching the ball drop was underwhelming. Was like “Okay cool, back to watching videos on YouTube.” So for a first blog of 2023, what do I write about? New toys! I’m holding the Vibe pedal byContinue reading “FIRST POST OF 2023…AND WHAT DO I WRITE ABOUT?”
LAST BLOG OF 2022
How do you end the year? You do an interview on the radio, of course! But not just any radio show. You do THE METAL MELTDOWN w/The Metal Mistress! It’s always a blast hanging at her studio, chomping on pizza and talking about the year that was. Was great seeing a lot of people popContinue reading “LAST BLOG OF 2022”