Joe Walsh, in an excerpt from episode 60 of Live From Daryl's House, talking about the music industry.
Friday, March 7, 2014
Joe Walsh, in an excerpt from episode 60 of Live From Daryl's House, talking about the music industry.
|What could be better than making it rain with song requests?|
|Hellbound Glory signed used drum heads for sale on the merch table.|
|Hellbound Glory merch table is ready to make deals|
|Hellbound Glory on stage at the Mothlight in Asheville, NC|
|The Go Devils brought their A game to the show and showcased some new material.|
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
|The MC5 were pure rock n' roll|
While its still available on youtube, give yourself two hours and watch a great documentary about the band.
|Kevin Spacey is quite the character on House Of Cards|
Dive into all the writings and ramblings of Bob Lefsetz
"1. You Need A Partner
There's a reason why spouses get fifty percent in community property states, because you don't make that money alone, you depend on the counsel and soothing of your significant other. Furthermore, the inability to force one spouse to testify against the other in court speaks to the bond between the two.
In other words, there's a reason why the most powerful people are in relationships. It takes two. Someone you can trust, someone who's got your back, someone who will not scorn or question you but defend and understand you, and nudge you in the right direction if necessary.
We all need a sounding board. But we're all fearful that information can be used against us.
Your sounding board is at home.
Find someone who shares your hopes, dreams and desires. Someone who won't divorce you when the going gets rough. Someone who's willing to get down in the trenches and fight not for what's right, but you.
2. You Can't Worry What People Say About You
If you want to be liked, join a social club. But business, like politics, is for winners, not joiners. You're gonna make enemies. If for no reason other than some will become envious. You need a thick skin to play hardball. And the ability to ignore those without power who abhor you, and sidle up to those with power who hate you. Ever notice that everybody at the top of business knows each other? All the tech titans, all the record industry giants? It's because they rely on these relationships to get them what they want, and know it's only these people who can prevent them from reaching their goals.
3. Don't Be A Wimp
If you're not willing to stand up and give back, stay out of the arena. A powerful person runs right over sycophants, he or she only respects someone who stands their ground and pushes back when necessary. This is the signal you're a real player. Once again, it's not about being liked, those at the top are not concerned with this, rather it's about showing that you understand power and are willing to use it.
4. Know The Game
We're learning until we die. Every day you learn what you did not know before. If you're not willing to re-evaluate your choices and positions, you're going to find yourself left behind. With age and experience comes wisdom. If you think you know everything, you've got blind spots. And there's always something we don't know. Cultivate those with expertise outside your primary focus. Because you're going to call on them at some point in the future, you just don't know when. And choose enemies wisely. Having said that, power players respect other power players who are willing to burn bridges. Because although it's the primary move of the amateur, it's the ace in the hand of the professional. If someone is willing to cut you off, that means their agenda doesn't square with yours, and they might be trouble in the future.
5. Align Yourself With Winners
Few understand this. They're so busy worrying about who's nice and friendly, who they can trust, that they don't realize very few people control the back line of pieces on a chessboard. The pawns are up front, ready to be taken at will. But the King is protected, and the Queen has the ability to move in ways no other piece possesses, speaking to point number one above.
If you want to go all the way, you've got to play with the number one player, the survivor, the person who knows where all the bodies are buried.
6. Learn How To Say Yes
Anybody can say no. It takes you out of the game. But saying yes... Too many are afraid. Of the unknown. Of the consequences. But if a power player gives you your chance and you waffle or say no, you're passed over, forgotten. You're a pawn in the power player's game. Feel good that you've been chosen. If you believe you're being sacrificed, you aligned yourself with the wrong people. You're a soldier, pledging fealty. An underling who argues with a power player frequently finds himself in a cul-de-sac, his career stalled.
7. Success Is A Power Game
Can you get your e-mail returned? How fast?
That's the demonstration of your power, your reach. Sure, money helps. But power players rip off the rich on a regular basis. Because having cash does not mean you know how to play the game. True power is the ability to get your vision exercised. And this can only be done if you understand the game and what reactions will be, who you can trust and who you cannot.
8. Eat Or Be Eaten
You might not want to make it to the top, but that guy sitting next to you...he might feel otherwise, he might be hungry to move up the ladder. So be suspicious. Be on the lookout for agendas. It's show BUSINESS, not show FRIENDS!"
Monday, March 3, 2014
|Rory Kelly - Lay To Waste - Official Video|
Rory Kelly will be launching his brand new album on May 13th 2014 with his signature brand of electrified southern boogie rock n' roll. The new album is 10 sweltering tracks of pure southern rock conceived in the bar rooms and clubs where the atmosphere is thick with smoke and cheap beer. The perfect breeding ground for a guitar shredder such as Rory Kelly to make all his own.
The video was shot and directed in house by Rusty Knuckles in mid January 2014 in the North Carolina mountains outside of Asheville in a small town called Marion.
For the folks in Europe be sure to keep an eye out for all of Rory's upcoming tour dates as he will be overseas in late May hitting clubs in Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, France and Spain. Huge thanks to Carmen and Manny over at Teenage Head Music for their help with booking and promotions. They are doing fantastic work with other bands such as Rhino Bucket, Blackberry Smoke, American Aquarium, Kentucky Bridgeburners and Speedbuggy USA.
Rusty Knuckles Music © 2014
Sunday, March 2, 2014
|Check out the 7th Annual Hillgrass Bluebilly Showcase in Austin, TX on March 14th|
The 7th Annual XSXSW Party for Hillgrass Bluebilly Records. CD Release Party for Left Lane Cruiser. One man folk-storm Possessed by Paul James. , The Boomswagglers and all the way from Alabama.. The Pine Hill Haints & Andy Dale Petty. $10 Only 3 miles from downtown Austin. Less than 3 miles if you are on the East side. Make sure you get there at 7:30 pm to check one of our newest recording artists in Peewee Moore.
Friday, February 28, 2014
|Who woulda thunk an old dot matrix printer could be ready to go on tour as an electronic dj|
Bummed that more folks aren't coming in droves to your shows? Get creative and find new ways to spread your gospel. We are living in the age of information and at a time when we are overrun with so many great things happening, that some will fall by the wayside from the sheer volume of content origination.
Getting back to basics and telling a good story will never go away so do yourself a favor and focus on being a true individual. There are enough folks trying to be like Johnny Cash or Willie Nelson or referencing them in every song. The same goes for lyrical content about a perceived demi god making you think about the wrong choices. Take action, stand strong and be your own character in this storyline called life.
"Eye of the tiger" on dot matrix printer from MIDIDesaster on Vimeo.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
|Hellbound Glory Featured In The Oklahoma Gazette|
Click over to the feature of Hellbound Glory on the Oklahoma Gazette
"When Leroy Virgil heard a Hank Williams Sr. album as a child growing up in Washington state, his lifelong love of country music began. That love only deepened when he heard the voice of Waylon Jennings.
“I developed this obsession with Hank Williams Sr.,” Virgil said from his home near Reno, Nev. “And the moment I heard Waylon Jennings’ voice, it just grabbed me.”
For the last 11 years, he has been the frontman of Hellbound Glory, a band that sounds more like Jennings in his prime than radio-friendly country. Band members have come and gone, but Virgil has been a constant with a voice that often sounds as rough and whiskey-tinged as Jennings but with songs influenced by everything from the country greats to Nirvana.
Virgil grew up on a farm in a small town, but not the sort of farm where cattle was punched and herded. He grew up on an oyster farm near Aberdeen, Wash., the hometown of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Rather than a cool Pacific Northwest town crawling with grunge musicians and coffee shops, Virgil said it was as rural a town as any he has visited in the Deep South.
“My upbringing was country,” he said.
Virgil wrote his first song when he was 12, visited Nashville as a young man and learned to play the guitar and harmonica. He formed the band in Reno and has spent more than a decade singing his brand of country (with an occasional Nirvana cover) in venues large and small around the United States. Last year, he spent time on the road as the opening act for Kid Rock. This year, he played seven dates as the opener for Oklahoma’s own Leon Russell.
Staying true to country, but also to his roots, Virgil does not sing about places he isn’t from.
“Everyone’s singing about Tennessee or singing about Texas,” he said. “I’m not from Texas, and I’m not from Tennessee.”
Hellbound Glory has three studio albums, and Virgil is at work on new material.
In the last few years, Virgil has spent the majority of his time on the road. The current tour will take the band to about 30 stops in the United States and Canada between February and May.
“I really spent the last three or four years playing every dive bar and weird honky-tonk around the country,” Virgil said. “But it’s been fun. We’ve had a lot of adventures.”
Virgil said he is excited to return to Oklahoma to see some old friends, including Meghan McCoy and Jarod Tracy, who he met in Reno and who lined up the band’s first Oklahoma show. Hopefully they will introduce more people to his brand of country, whether they listen to mainstream country, outlaw country or don’t listen to country music at all.
“When the people who listen to pop country hear us, they like it,” he said. “That also has happened with a lot of people who are into rock and metal. I want to make music people like.”"
Monday, February 24, 2014
|New illustration while working on ideas for an album cover with Rory Kelly|
"Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer." - Joseph Campbell, sums it up quite well. We are the duality and born with the ability to raise the level of cognitive thought.