Why Don’t Musicians Use Expensive Studio Microphones When Playing Live?

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Studio and Stage

Re-posting one of my articles from Quora. The question: “Why don’t musicians use expensive studio microphones when playing live?”

My Answer

Because a typical studio microphone would feed back.

Many studio mics have a pickup pattern that is very generous; a circular area around the microphone, as if viewed from above the mic, showing the primary area of pickup … almost like a radio station coverage area …

ALL stage microphones have a significantly different pattern. They’re designed NOT to pick up sound from behind Continue reading “Why Don’t Musicians Use Expensive Studio Microphones When Playing Live?”

Vaccine Worries and Real Heroes

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The Ill Truth

I sure hope (and I really do) vaccines are safe. I don’t usually venture into speculation about professionals in healthcare, but the politics surrounding COVID should have everyone concerned! Pfizer stock will keep going up, while we look to our personal doctors for best advice.

Hospitals are, oddly, allowing a political scare tactic to coerce them into firing thousands of nurses; a plight that’s not unique to healthcare, and which has taken shape as a protest against mandates in the airline industry. COVID numbers are oddly difficult to find (sometimes, not always) and are always skewed when reported to the public by the public’s favorite media.

It’s the same politicians making decisions around these things who’ve left a southern US border open for over a million illegals to freely enter, with no vaccination plans for them, nor requirements for them to either get vaccinated or become citizens. So many young immigrants have been rounded up, we’ve seen images of camps where they eat and sleep. These are the same politicians who are lying in your face about indoctrinating young children (all of them who attend public schools), to wear masks all the time and obey vaccination orders. It’s easy to imagine the new kids in the sleep camps are also being taught the new ways, at the whim of not parents, not responsible adults, but activists.

At the heart of the matter are nurses and health pros, who have been called heroes, and for good reasons. Watch it morph into “domestic terrorist” when those same nurses choose not to take a jab.

Why? How? What???

Same Sandbox, Different Umbrella

On the front lines is Ramona Bessinger, of Jamestown, RI, who’s uncovering the nebulous truth about what teachers are doing in classrooms Continue reading “Vaccine Worries and Real Heroes”

Tennessee Whiskey and Its Effect on the iPhone 6 Video Performance, Featuring Malaena and Duke Robillard!

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Here we have a fine local group in Connecticut that goes by the name “Malaena.” It’s a six-piece act and you’ll see they have a team of strong vocalists, including a bass player who sounds just like Van Morrison!

This was a casual outing, where I tested a DJI OM-5 gimbal arm that holds an iPhone. As a result, I was shooting this video in 1080p with my iPhone 6, which is actually software upgraded to an iPhone 7.

But that didn’t help!

The video performance of the older iPhones is poor in comparison to the DJI Osmo camera, and the Osmo will go to 4k and do even better. The iPhone footage is grainy, with no color depth Continue reading “Tennessee Whiskey and Its Effect on the iPhone 6 Video Performance, Featuring Malaena and Duke Robillard!”

Missing

I apologize in advance for another fact-based article. This one’s going to be hard to argue with, as it’s filled with videos from a variety of sources. It’s not my goal to piss off the stubborn, though that feels inevitable. It’s a shame you have been misinformed. Please open your mind and peruse the reality below!

Missing in the news today:

Air traffic controllers in Jacksonville are striking for the second day today, so far resulting in the cancellation of about 2000 flights in and out of Florida.

Southwest airlines has canceled over 1000 flights, blaming the weather, despite good weather. Speculation is pilots are striking to protest mask mandates, though there has been no mention of the cancellations on mainstream media.

Over a million illegal aliens have crossed into the United States via Mexico, many coming from countries much farther than Mexico, including the middle east, using the open border to get in, and most of these illegals are not being vaccinated or required to be vaccinated. The border is still open. This is patently inexcusable and unconstitutional.

Joe Biden criticized the border patrol but has not once visited the border. Harris went once but to an area far from where the issues are taking place. The US continues to pay for the border wall contract, while the wall construction was suspended by Biden immediately upon taking office.

Joe Biden left 83 billion dollars-worth of military equipment in Afghanistan, but people have not heard about this, despite some media mentions. Trump called it the worst embarrassment for the US in its history, yet the media refuses to tell Americans. Only days after citizens were ashamed of what happened, Biden announced, for no particular reason, he’ll be sending millions of dollars to the Taliban.

Tens of thousands of people again attended a Trump-sponsored event, in Iowa, watched by hundreds of thousands. Instead of reporting on the story, CNN published an article saying the Iowa rally was the “Most Alarming Yet.” This is not news coverage, it’s an anti-Trump opinion piece that demonstrates the bias driving what you “know.”

I could put links, but no-one would click on them. If you know what’s going on, no need to read the story again. If you watch “The View,” you’re so full of lies you think it’s all already debunked. I’ve wasted too many words for those types, though if someone is on the fence, please understand your most radical, sad and difficult to believe suspicions are probably correct. The concept of incredibility is being used to make you skeptical.

Nurses are quitting their jobs across the country by the thousands. MSM spins it as “hospital beds are full.” Hospitals rarely don’t fill their beds, and emergency rooms always run at capacity, but msm is sleeping with the communist agenda and wish for us to be afraid.

Still, what we should be afraid of, we’re being encouraged to get more of; jabs. The VAERS Covid Vaccine Adverse Effect Reports are unknown to most good-spirited, hard-working ethical Americans, because msm is biased.

The worst offenses ignored by the media are in Australia, where we’re given a lens to see America’s future. Citizens are being chased down like criminals by police, for not wearing masks outdoors. Police are shooting people and fear getting trampled by massive crowds protesting unreasonable rules.

In Rome, and Israel, too, there are big protests against masks, but this is ignored by your news source.

The media still hates Donald Trump, as the entire country looks at a virtual drain it’s about to be washed down. The media acts as if it hates America, a by-product of empty, meaningless, sinful posing. They have elaborately created a new God, a hero for the downtrodden, in a career criminal named George Floyd, while they ignore the fact America is turning out for Donald Trump and the truth he brings, and while they boycott the patriots with still-good minds who are reluctant to take a vaccine under force; they watch buildings burn and do nothing, calling it a peaceful protest with lots of TV coverage. But they ignore the protest if it defies the communist narrative.

There has been no coverage of huge airline strikes, and Australia is preventing people from filming what’s happening in the streets.

And let’s not forget CRT. The education system in America has run its course. MSM does nothing to inform parents schools are corrupt, nor to inform us of bold, pornographic concepts being taught surreptitiously to our children.

To call the media and Joe Biden’s band of crooks communists is not an overstatement. Many of them have become emboldened enough to simply admit they are Marxists who hate America. The people will mobilize, though. I highly recommend you know what the two sides are if you feel like being involved from this point forward.

I will post a few Twitter links.

It really is quite easy to read Twitter. Try it if you dare. Continue reading “Missing”

Intermediate Guitar with Mark Urso – Lesson 2 – EZ Chord Notation and Performing | Epiphone Emperor Joe Pass

Guitar Lessons with Mark Urso

Intermediate Guitar with Mark Urso – Lesson 2
EZ Chord Notation and Performing
Epiphone Emperor Joe Pass

A great new lesson video to help make music refreshingly simple!

Starts with lesson and explanation of EZ Chords for Performers

Continues with three songs performed by me

The EZ chords are posted below!

Songs:

Continue reading “Intermediate Guitar with Mark Urso – Lesson 2 – EZ Chord Notation and Performing | Epiphone Emperor Joe Pass”

Blog Returns / New Videos

Hacker Party Time!

After a week of downtime caused by an aggressive hacker bot, here I am back in your living room! It’s good to be back!

Here’s the newest four videos I’ve published:

Easton Corbin @ Washington County Fair | Good Time (Cowbells Mashup with Intros)

Easton Corbin @ Richmond, RI | A Girl Like You

Sugar @ Phoenix | Bang Bang

Franklin Brothers Band @ Phoenix | Ain’t Nobody

Please let me know how the viewing is going on your end, Continue reading “Blog Returns / New Videos”

The Golden Glove – Mark Urso

Videos De Musica

This one dates back to the 1700s. It’s about a girl who stalks a guy. But back in the day, it was a treasured traditional story of a woman in love, across cultural boundaries. From Springsteen in the 70s to campfires with Vikings, themes we hear in popular music are timeless!

I’ll include the lyrics with the chords, below. You can give it a try if you’re a musician, or just read the lyrics; it’s pretty fun. The woman dumps her rich boyfriend for a lowly farmer, and they live happily ever after!

Despite the stalking premise, this song is definitely safe for kids! Continue reading “The Golden Glove – Mark Urso”

Dynamic Science and the Truth of Fauci

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Finally, after years of speculation, we know the truth about COVID. Finally, waiting so many months hearing wildly varied, often-unscientific, undoctorly and sometimes utterly irresponsible claims about vaccines and COVID, I can publish this article, to put the myths to rest once and for all.

The ultimate expert, the foremost expert in the world, the highest-paid and best-known expert, a man widely-respected for every word he utters during these times of crisis, has decreed a clear message.

This guy doesn’t just randomly change his mind, like the FDA last year with its Emergency Use Authorization for HCQ to treat COVID.

Dr Anthony Fauci has declared once-and-for-all, the truth, and it’s indisputable. Keep in mind, you’ll probably hear conflicting reports around this, but this information is in Fauci’s own words, on video. Continue reading “Dynamic Science and the Truth of Fauci”

New London Comes Alive for 9-11; Duke Robillard Graces the Stage at the Hygienic

Chris Beard Band, Joe Beard, Bobby Christina, Duke Robillard, Live on September 11, 2021 at Hygienic Art Park in New London, CT

New Englanders remembered September 11th with a wide variety of parades and special events. Westerly, Rhode Island hosted its annual Summer Pops concert in Wilcox Park, there were parades in many communities, and the music menu was very full of events!

In New London, CT, session drummer Bob Christina hosted “Bobby Christina’s Blues Caravan,” with musical legends Joe Beard and Duke Robillard, at the indoor/outdoor Hygienic Art Park on Bank Street.

Here’s Robillard and Beard, with Christina on drums and Tommy Reed (bass). An Eddie Taylor tune called “Train Fare Home.”

I’ve got more with Duke and Joe. Robillard told me he hand-painted the Epiphone guitar he’s playing; it’s pretty fabulous! He actually does commissions for his artwork painted on guitars!

Overall, a great night to experience the essence of blues performed by the greatest musicians around!

Hygienic Art is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to creating an enriching cultural experience in the city of New London Connecticut.

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Mark Urso
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Ice Cream, Insanity and Disunity

The Sheer Disunity of Joe Biden

The (fake) President of the United States promised almost nothing when he emerged from a dark, dank basement once or twice to talk to puppets during his campaign last year. By the time he was installed, many citizens had lost faith in him, doubting he’d “end coronavirus,” and instill “unity” in America.

He apparently thought he could! But as it turns out, eight months-later, play toy GI Joe Biden has failed on many fronts, and we’re starting to see Democrats fall from loyalty. Whether Biden wanted to “pack” the Supreme Court will never be known, as he refused to answer the question during a debate, and then failed to get support from Congress for such a move. Ignoring questions was his mode of operation, so we don’t have much to work with to evaluate this poor excuse for a government employee. He seems out of place, failed and totally unaccountable. Continue reading “Ice Cream, Insanity and Disunity”

Alternative Reality is Here! Just Look!

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Zooming In on Reality

Standards for audio and video technology, the stuff behind the scenes, deep inside the computer, are based on playback equipment capability, not recording equipment.

This odd, random observation joined another seemingly random observation in my brain today, as I was listening to myself sing a Bob Dylan song … on video!

In the song Tangled Up in Blue, the lyrics say “All the people we used to know; they’re an illusion to me now!” The word “illusion” collided into my mind’s assembly of what would become this article.

The second random observation is life is nothing more than an illusion!

It’s as true as anything! Continue reading “Alternative Reality is Here! Just Look!”

Loaf of Bread

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Loaf of Bread
(a poem)

Sliced bread ain’t that great
Certainly not the best thing I ever ate
Please allow me to elucidate
I know somethin’ better!

When she walks in the room I turn to butter
Better than just about anything ever
No loaf of bread could come near looking better
Especially when she’s in her white sweater

So she’s out in the sun and she’s perfectly toasted
And if I had some jelly and some coffee I roasted
We could clean up the cupboards and toss out the rotted
And we could run on the beach ’till we’re totally wasted Continue reading “Loaf of Bread”