Thursday, April 07, 2005

CONTEST!

Hey again, notice how I'm on FIRE updating this thing of late? I have something really cool I want to get to, but first I'll fill you in on the essentials: Great jam last night, we've been trying new songs every session, so its been good. More importantly was the discussion we had about arranging for a "proper" jam space, as playing in Ryan's basement has become a little bit of a hindrance to all, and we figure that if we have somewhere other than the house of a band member at which to jam, a lot more will get done creatively.

So here's this idea I had: I want to have somewhat of a contest on here to determine who is the best heavy guitarist of all time! Pretty straight forward, just leave a comment stating the name of your nominee and why you think we should name him/her the best of all time.

A couple of notes: This contest is designated to HEAVY/ROCK acts only, if anyone comes in here and even tries to make a case for an obscure, emo solo artist, you will be destroyed (or disqualified, depends what kind of mood Im in). Second: don't come in here and badmouth any of the nominees, thats just stupid. Third: If this contest gets enough attention, I might organize an online poll, and I guess we'll award anyone who votes for the winner free tix to an upcoming gig. Finally, this is a good chance for all of us to kind of "swap" fav guitarists... if anyone nominates someone I havent heard of, I'll check them out and let you know what I think, and I suggest you guys do the same!That said, Im going to get the ball rolling with a few preliminary candidates .

1 -- Zakk Wylde (Ozzy/Black Label Society) -- Paid his dues with Ozzy for about a decade, but has since gone solo... this guy has unbelievable control of scales, sqeals and distortion. I'd advise checking out the new single, "Suicide Messiah".

2 -- Kirk Hammett (Metallica) -- One of the greats, for sure. Creative, emotional and FUCKING AWESOME LIVE. Some of his best work is heard in "Ride the Lightining", "One" and "The Unforgiven".

3 -- Mark Tremonti (Creed/Alterbridge)-- This guy gave Scott Stapp way too much room to breathe in the days of Creed, but has been set loose recently with the emergence of the 'Bridge. He kills during "One Day Remains", "Metalingus" and "The End is Here".

4 -- John Pertucci (Dream Theater) -- I dont even know where to begin. Actually I can't even comment right now, I'm still crying because of how good his solo is in the live version of "Hollow Years" found on the new "Live at Budokan" release.

Hope that gets you all inspired! ROCK ON!

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

The Latest

Finally an update! Sorry to those of you who do look at this thing, and enjoy my witty banter, but I've been totally swamped with schoolwork the past couple of weeks, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now, so posts should become more frequent.
So here's whats been going on with the band since the last post. I guess its a good idea to start with the fact that we've learned about ten new cover tunes since last post, including some Nirvana stuff and a couple of tunes by the Doors. We've been rocking out "Long Way Down" by the Goo Goo Dolls pretty well too, as Dylan is starting to do solos (awesome, man... awesome).
On top of all of that, I think we're all addicted to the TOOL DVD "Salival", their videos are among the coolest things I have ever seen, and if anyone is like me, and has had the privilege of seeing them live, you'll know what I mean when I say "Holy FUCK!".
Things are still in the works as far as organizing new gigs goes, and I'll have some more info for you guys soon, I can't wait to get back onstage! We're also expecting the video from the Fitzwhiskey's semi final, its about a 45 minute set, and went over very well, so if anyone would like to see it, let me know and I can get you a copy once I have my own!
So school is wrapping up, and we all have to get together and party soon, lets try to have a huge party somewhere, maybe we'll rent a hall and we can organize a private show now that we have our own P.A equipment.
Anyways guys, have a good one and keep rockin', RCS sure as hell will be.

Monday, March 21, 2005

New Blog

Ok, since the Docks show has been called off for now, I decided to start a new blog relevant to the band. There's a lot to say right now, as we had a very busy weekend. First off, because we're missing out on the Docks show on April 16th, we've been offered a spot in another Opera House show happening at the end of April (this show is of course additional to the one we'll be playing in May).
The band has also been offered several dates at Sharpshooters in Newmarket as a house band (playing several sets a night starting at 10p.m). We'll let you know more about this as it comes in over the next couple of days.
That being said, we're going to need a lot of ideas for cover songs to add to our repertoire for these shows, so feel free to make suggestions!
Hope you're all doing well, and hope to see you soon!