Category Archives: Thoughts from the Guv’nor

Review: Tool (Blue Cross Arena, Rochester NY. May 30, 2017)

Cutting-edge lighting? Check. Laser array? You bet. State of the art animation? Of course. And overzealous security guards? Oh, go on if you must.

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The Obligatory Top Ten List to Celebrate My 100th Post

I’ve been blogging for over a decade now. My first attempt, which included the initial incarnation of the Brief Biography of God, appeared on my MySpace page around 2007. I immediately fell in love with the medium–it was the perfect … Continue reading

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Chuck Berry and Me

It’s been a week since we got the news that Chuck Berry had finally passed away at the age of 90. The news was broken to me a little after six on that Saturday evening by a softly spoken Scotsman … Continue reading

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Rasmus Bom Andersen Vocal Masterclass Part Two

In this second part of his interview with Rasmus Bom Anderson, The Guv’nor asks Ras to get technical and discuss monitor mixing, the benefits of in-ear monitors and how singers should approach soundchecks.

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Rasmus Bom Andersen Vocal Masterclass Part One

Regular visitors to these pages will know that The Guv’nor makes no bones about being a big fan of Rasmus Bom Anderson. Like everyone else, The Guv’nor first became aware of the Danish-born vocalist upon hearing Diamond Head’s 2016 album Diamond Head, … Continue reading

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Diamond Head Diary: Rochester, NY, 11/21/2016

November 21, 10:00 AM. For a number of reasons, I have to skip the New York City show and head straight up to Rochester for the Monday night show. I have been very apprehensive about this one ever since it … Continue reading

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Diamond Head Diary: Poughkeepsie, NY, 11/19/2016

November 19, 2016. 8:30 AM. I am speeding down the New York State Thruway on the way to my first Diamond Head show of their current US tour, and two memories pop into my head. The first memory is of … Continue reading

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