We hear stories of it all the time. The fan, member of staff or just general punter who has been physically or verbally abused by a musician simply because they think their fame grants them special privilege….and that’s not on. Ever!!!
Citizen’s income or UBI (Universal Basic Income) is a concept that’s been rearing it’s head in recent months in various countries around the world. Indeed countries like Finnland, Switzerland and recently Canada have all proposed or are experimenting with a Citizen’s income but what is it?
It’s both a wonderful and shite time to be a musician!
Technology has opened up a world of opportunity for creating in the home while at the same time the music industry devaluing the end product so much that artists receive virtually nothing for their work (but that’s another story for another time). At the forefront of the good times is the controversial ‘amp sim’ This is a digital recreation of the circuits and tubes of a guitar or bass amplifier and are created using schematics of the real amps themselves for similar colour.
There is an almighty stigma around amp sims and not just from purists either but the products are often lumped in to one category which is quite unfair as if you dig deeper the results are actually quite astonishing!
So, this is my very first post. Enjoy!
On the 1st of January 2016 I set myself the task of becoming completely vegan for one full month. The experiment was simply to have an experience of the lifestyle and to note all the ups, downs, benefits and drawbacks of this particular and let’s face it controversial way of life. Continue reading ““Did I mention…” – My vegan month”