Archive for December, 2010

Steve Miller Band

Posted in Blues Band, News, Pop, Pop music, World News with tags , , on December 26, 2010 by damngoodtunes

The Steve Miller Band once again is taking the world by storm as they have traveled across North America and now into Europe. Correspondent for damngoodtunes.com, Rocky Nelson brought us the Steve Miller Interview part 1 last month and now the very candid and personal follow-up has been posted.

Steve Miller press picture by T. Brown

 This part 2 interview takes place in Paris France where Nelson meets up with Miller again is a real bonus for avain Steve Miller fans and certainly for the DGT. One would have to agree that there are not many journalists who will be stateside and tell an artist like Steve Miller, ” hey man, I’ll see you in Paris this Fall. What do ya say? ” And that’s exactly how it went down. Rocky had some time to travel and hang out in Europe before he had to return to his ” day ” job working for the Army Corp Of Engineers over in Afghanastan where he was expected December 13th.

Rocky Nelson

Anyway, this is a great interview and you out to just start with part 1 if you haven’t already done so, then go on to the conclusion. Once again damngoodtunes.com has reached world-class status with this classy interview of one of the coolest guys, hottest guitar players on the planet, Steve Miller. Also we have included Miller’s own video interview and sound-stage preparation for the world tour as an extra feature.

New Steve Miller Band - BINGO

Enjoy this great feature along with the New damngoodtunes.com look and navigation rebuild. You’re gonna love what we did to the house!

 Bruce J Maier

STEVE MILLER PT.2

Posted in Guitars, Music Video, Pop, recording, Reviews, Rock Band, Steve Miller Band on December 24, 2010 by damngoodtunes

Greetings everyone! I’m excited to tell you that part two of Rocky Nelson’s interview with the world famous Steve Miller is now online and on our home page. New photos and a great Steve Miller video are also included. They talk about records past and present and of course Steve is pretty excited about his latest called BINGO!

Steve Miller by Tim Brown

As our Rocky  puts it, ” BUYING BINGO WOULD BE THE BEST USE OF $20 YOU HAVE EVER SPENT!

Making it B.I.G.

Posted in B.I.G., hip-hop, rap on December 19, 2010 by damngoodtunes

This evening I finally got to see film that I’d heard about last year and wasn’t actually drawn to it at the time mainly because it was about an icon, Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace) who was a rap superstar, gunned down at the age of 24 in 1997. I never really listened to this poet’s lyrics before and admittedly I’ve been very narrow- minded about this genre. However, seeing this well produced movie took me into a world of real people who sometimes struggle and then, despite all odds, make it by doing what they do the best; create music and poetry.

Like any music genre which we don’t normally associate with, we tend to turn it off and not let it in, saving our ears for those other styles of music that we do get into. I’ve been guilty even as the publisher of an independent music web resource, of not doing my homework and remaining ” open “.
It’s a tragedy indeed how young Christopher Wallace’s life was cut short in a bi-coastal crossfire between rival fans and record companies but it’s a good thing that when someone passes on there can be something left behind, something worth talking about that’s positive. Notorious B.I.G. had discovered at an early age that he posessed a gift for looking at the world around him and instantly finding a beat and a rhyme in his head and heart. He could rap about life, love, poverty, sex, drugs and crime and he could deliver it with honesty and passion. He did it because he felt it inside and wanted to share it with everyone, not because it was a slick Hollywood project to make money. Oh yes, the money did come and a lot of it!  But this all came with a cost of hard work and hundreds if not thousands of hours of studio time, traveling out on promo tours and way too much time away from loved ones. Sounds like the cats who play Blues, Country, Rock or Jazz. Doesn’t matter what music we talk about. All the good dedicated players have to work at it. Having the gift doesn’t gaurantee you the diamonds.

Chistopher Wallace left behind many who loved him and called him family, but he inspired million with his words. If you have never seen this film, Notorious, go to your favorite video provider and rent it soon. It may just open your eyes as it has mine. Peace!

Bruce J Maier

The New damngoodtunes.com is here!

Posted in Uncategorized on December 18, 2010 by damngoodtunes

We’ve been re-building our web magazine and it’s looking fabulous! Check it out today!