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Songwriting tip: Start with the bass guitar first

Yamaha RBX170EW TBS Electric Bass with Exotic Wood Top - Tobacco Sunburst Finish

If you want to make the songwriting process go faster, put down the guitar temporarily and pick up a bass.

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If the song is over 20 years old, a kid most likely has never heard it and thinks it's yours

The above is House Of 1,000 Pleasures from the band E-Z-O. It's from their debut album, and you probably never heard of it until you heard it here. How did I find out about it? A friend of mine let me borrow an audiocassette of it back when it was new in 1992. And where did he get it from? No idea, I never asked. Probably some other kid my friend knew.

Something a lot of bands do is that if they want to sound original without having to write any music, they simply cover songs that are at least 20 years old...

...but not just any kind of songs.

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My experience driving around with an OpenStreetMap on a Garmin nuvi

Garmin nuvi maps 1

Even though my Garmin nuvi 40LM has free lifetime maps, I decided to give the free OpenStreetMap database a try anyway.

The experience was... interesting.

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