Sunday, 12 June 2011


Here's a challenge for you. Open itunes, Windows Media Player, Winamp, what ever media playing software you use. Figure out your top 10 played songs and post them in this blog. The point of this blog is to discover new music that other bloggers like. Here are my top 10 played songs:

1.  For Today - Ezekiel (The Visionary)
2. Ingrid Michealson - You and I
3. Dan Mangan - Et Les Mots Croises 
4. The Spill Canvas - As Long As It Takes (Acoustic Version)
5. I See Stars - The Big Bad Wolf
6. Dan Mangan - Pine for Cedars
7. Mark Beasley - Were Sleeping In
8. For Today - Isaiah (The Willing)
9. Abandon All Ships - Take One Last Breath
10. I See Stars - Comfortably Confused

Sunday, 15 May 2011


Have you ever been sitting around the house and come up with lyric ideas? I'm in the proccess of writing lyrics for a song i made and i have discovered, through a little browsing on my hard drive, i have written many. have you written lyrics or a poem that you think would be cool to share? or are there any lyrics from songs you already know that stand out or relate to you? if so please share perhaps we could all discover amazing lyrics...

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

What's hot

Recently browsing through my playlist of 10,000+ songs i realized i couldn't figure out what was the new trend. what the new pop music is. We all know indie is hot but is it starting to die out? let me know aht you think

I also will be linking my blog to a youtube page in the comming weeks as i will be producing alot more and have just purchased a few new microphones Shure sm57's and 58's

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Small Town Industry

In the news we all here about the justin beibers and mind blowing rebecca blacks but what is the small town industry doing?

Being from a small town in Canada, the industry has a different light then what we all read, hear or see in the music industry of today. There are pros and cons to this, a pro would be that there is rom for the small town to have its own music scene and promote its local bands. A major con is that most small town bands do not get the exposure they deserve. its sad how some bands can sell out shows and be the talk of the area as an amazing band or a must see but all the media sees is the beiber and rebecca blacks. Being that these are whats "hot" is somewhat frightening but continues to give me hope for the small town.

All in all even if the "Media" industry's music is mainly garbage at least i know i can fall back on local music to save the day.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Possible management?

hey guys I've been busy lately debating on managing a band in my local area called Bryden Avenue. I'm looking for a bit of feedback. they just finished recording their debut album. Their Myspace posted below contains a song they played live at a local cafe. whats your take? would you buy their music? would you like to hear more? any feedback is good feedback
there are a few videos and a brief biography here:

Monday, 14 March 2011

Benefit stuff

Hey guys,

Sorry i haven't posted in a while I've been overloaded with school projects and still have alot left to do. with the earthquake and tsunami in japan I've decided to dedicate this post to change. this post is going to talk about songs that have helped disasters. The first that comes to mind is K'naans Waving Flag that was remastered by over 50 Canadian artist and all the monies received from the song were given to Haiti. do you know any songs or artists that have helped with disasters?

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Child Progidy's

I was recently browsing stumbledupon when i came across this 5 year old progidy drummer playing a cover of toxicity by System of a down. i speculated somebody else had played the song and jsut put a video of him but after looking closely it was actualy the 5 year old kid playing toxicity. i couldn't beleive my eyes. anyways i thought i would share the video. its pritty sick

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Entertainment Law

I am currently doing a project on copyright for my entertainment law class. i have to use certain copyright infringement scenarios and compare them and then decide if there is an acceptable version of copyright infringement and what we need to do to fix certain issues that come from torrents and p2p programs like frostwire,bearshare, Limewire(yes i know its been shutdown) any input would be fantastic

Thanks Alot,
The Frog

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Classical Guitar

Today i have come to realize classical guitar can blow my mind. this isn't a real blog but i just thought i'd share this with all of you...

Monday, 28 February 2011

Music Production Programs i recommend

if you are a mac user i have three programs i can't live without. these three are Logic Pro 9, Cubase 6 & believe it or not garageband. garageband is a perfect way to start learning the basic of audio and midi recording with its easy to use straight forward functions. Cubase i recommend being a intermediate program. although it is more intense then garageband and has amazing recording capability is just doesn't compare to the beauty of logic. Logic is by far my favorite recording program but it is very pricey and you need to know what your doing to be able to properly use this program.

For windows users. when i used to use windows i only ever used three programs Fruity loops, Mixcraft & Cubase. Windows is definitly not my favorite os for audio recording but i am a fan of fruity loops thats how i got started. although it is not very easy to use it is a very good beat making program and midi program, i DO NOT recommend it for audio recording. I was also a huge fan of mixcraft,before i got my macbook pro, because it is basicly a garageband knock off for windows and runs quite well. Of course i end on cubase for windows i was never a fan of reason if your wondering why i didn't mention it but i definitly like cubase. its the only program that is identical on mac and on windows which makes it easy for me to transfer files from my mac to my windows.

What program do you use?

Sunday, 27 February 2011

What do you listen too?

After many years i have come to the conclusion that my music style is "varied" there is only one style i can say i do not like and that would be country. i personally love indie and metal for example bands such as: - Broken Social Scene, Dr.Acula, Lydia (who have sadly broken up), The Spill Canvas, Dan Mangan, Abandon All Ships, Attack Attack!, For Today, Between the Buried and Me (saw them live one of the best shows i've ever seen). I am recently doing a Entertainment law assignment and i am comparing the styles of bands to which diferent issues with the law they may find. With that being said let's all help eachother out and find new music that we love. post in this blog about 4-5 bands that you know off the top of your head. spread this blog and lets see if we can have atleast a couple hundred bands when its all said and done.

Thanks, The Frog

Thursday, 24 February 2011

What's Rising?

when you think of the industry and today's music what is the first thing that comes to mind? the downfall of quality i.e., Justin Beiber. do you think having so many indie labels is a good thing or should we go back to the 1970 with the 4 major labels? let me know what you think.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

U.S. Goverment Trying To Pass Download Fee

the u.s. government is currently lobbying with help from universal and EMI to add a 75$ fee to your ipod that would in return pay the music industry for using the music whether it is legal or not. what are some thoughts?

Music Piracy

I want some feedback about music being downloaded for free. personally I believe free music is the number one way to get your music out there. if your just starting out it would be ideal to have a ep for free on myspace or a site where people can download it. what do you think? should all music be free or just some or even none?

Music Production $$$

Need your music mastered? live in the Ottawa area and need a cheap producer. any questions about music production? post here let me know what you think and if you need a hand or advice.

Toronto Maple Leafs.. Where Are they going?

i am a Toronto maple leafs fan and recently i have notices a few things i approve and don't approve of. I personally think the leafs should get rid of giguer while they can get something for him. i also think the leafs should mainly focus on getting a top 6 forward... what do you think?