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Mark Slaughter and Pittsburgh

One of the weirder nights I experienced was at a Rib-Fest, or whatever it was called, circa 1995-ish, with hair bands from the 80's on the bill.

Read more: The Slaughter/Pittsburgh Connection and Babysitting Dokken: Tales From The Music Biz, Part 2

Tales from the Music Biz: The View of a Guy in Pittsburgh



This is the first part of a series. Please forgive the sin of using "I" to start sentences, but this is as much a monologue as anything else.

Read more: Tales from the Music Biz: Part One


1. Everyone has some moment that made them want to be a musician in a band. Maybe it was a song, or an album you 'borrowed' from an older sibling, or a show you saw on TV, a magazine article... something that totally inspired you, and you just knew, this is what you wanted to play/sing/do. What is your moment?

Sean:   I had no idea who / what it was, but I knew that it was badass and that I loved it. Yep...the "bad" kids on the corner were playing this song and it was so amazing to me. Purps. Smoke On The Water. Cliche, I know, but truth. Immediately followed by Sabbath Master of Reality and the song Killer Queen. Yep.

Read more: 5 Questions: Sean Nestor of Homicide Black

memphismike bw

I've been sitting here trying to think of some words of wisdom to
impart to the younger musicians. The ones that would pay attention,
already are. There ain't many of them...but they are there. AND
they're paying attention to what us old farts do and say.

So I'll try to not come across like a cranky uncle, but I can't make
any promises.

Read more: An Open Letter To My Fellow Aging Musicians by Memphis Mike

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