Posts Tagged ‘Hunkasaurus’

ROCK is the beat ROLL is the Magic

September 17, 2014

Sayings of Eddie Art

Rock is the BEAT
Roll is the MAGIC

ROCK AND ROLL in its earliest decade was opposing and rebelling against the mainstream music that came before. Today it’s cloning that rebellion in generic copies.

If you are in a band, you’re 60 years too late!

Bands, you’re not breaking new ground, you’re following a 60 year old format.

More circus than soul! – Corporate Music.

POSTMOD MUSIC – the first new music since the 3 company monopoly (Warners,Universal, Sony) took over.


Roll (rock is the beat, roll is the magic)

September 16, 2014

This ain’t pretty, but it’s live. (More rehearsal than anything. For the official studio version go to the big box set).
Roll is the opening song, from my 9th CD ,of the “outside the box” set, for Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar (a back to basics, “this guitar is as good as a band”, style of music, or postmod music).

Ten Year Music Project (Musea #193)

August 30, 2014

Dear Musea Zine Readers and Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar fans,

The new isssue of zine Musea, all about my 10 year recording project coming to an end,  is out (#193) at the usual spots plus online on the Musea website.

My 10 year, 150 song, 9 CD, ‘OUTSIDE THE BOX SET’, recording project, is done! Recording finished July 17th in Studio B at Crystal Clear Sound, Dallas, Texas. This issue tells you about it from start to finish with stops along the way for a new guitar style, and box office concerts.

For more see: #193  10 Year Music Project  at

What is Compression and Is it Destroying Music?

August 28, 2014


When you listen to my recordings you may notice that it doesn’t sound as loud as the mainstream stuff. Why? Don’t my engineers know how to turn the volume knob?

They do, but they don’t overdue it, because  that turns the music into a loud mush. That’s what compression does in the mainstream music if it’s a corporate decision to sound louder on the radio, instead of an artist’s decision to get the song right.

Compression is when you digitally adjust all the parts of the music.  But if misused, you get a dynamic, loud sounding music for sure – but it never can get louder and never softer.

Musicians like me who like to start slow and quiet , build to a peak, and either end high or bring it back down, are not what the mainstream music companies want. right now

When one of my songs was included in a compilation Landmark Theaters’ promotional CD with a lot of other musicians, I was ecstatic ! But when I heard it, my song sounded so quiet, so out of place. I thought it was my fault – now I know it was compression on all the others that made the striking difference.

The mainstream music you hear on major releases is compressed to give a full sound on every note –  that’s fine if you leave it at that.  My music is compressed to give a better performance – that’s fine. But  you get a generic sound that soon sounds like a loud wall of noise with no where to go if you misuse it.

The links below, give you some of the controversy on compression, (or just google ‘compression in modern recording’ and see a lot of articles on this.)

Thanks Corporate Music (the Big 3: Warners/Universal/Sony) for trying to make music even more generic , robotic, and phony.


(Hear how the Nirvana classic would sound with compression.)

(see the graph for changes from 1985 – 2007)

(The Loudness War – wikipedia)

Sara Niemietz is Looking For A Song (and I’ve got 2 that are Perfect)

August 23, 2014

There is a fine singer named Sara Niemietz whose career I’ve been following on Facebook and Youtube.

Recently she posted: Thanks for the song recommendations! I’m reading them all and picking some songs to sing! If you haven’t already, please suggest a song below for my collection of songs celebrating 100,000 subscribers!  (her youtube channel)

Here are two originals that I think would fit her just fine:

1`. Darlin’

2. Don’t Give Up On Love



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