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44 minutes | May 10, 2022
Episode 50: The Great Tube Shortage
What a journey it’s been. 50 episodes down and many more to come. In this episode we discuss how supply shortages have begun to hit manufacturing with musical instruments. Specifically how the shortage of guitar tubes is having an impact on amp sales and what the future holds. We also have a bit of a fanboy moment in this episode as well. Listen to find out the details. Thank you all for the support. Episode 50... Let’s go!
49 minutes | Feb 15, 2022
Episode 49: The Art of the Pivot
Covid has changed everything. That’s an understatement! In this episode Chris and Jon talk about the ways that they each have pivoted to continue working as professional musicians. Change of mindset and rethinking what it means to be called a professional musician, is common practice these days. Join us for a fun episode where we dive deep into the thought process of relying on playing live (pre-Covid), to refocusing your efforts and coming out better and brighter.
54 minutes | Feb 1, 2022
Episode 48: Did Covid kill the touring musician?
Please keep in mind that the perspectives of this episode are from the perspectives of the host, Chris & Jon. Touring musicians as a whole have been affected by Covid. As so any other jobs and professions have. In this episode we breakdown the ways the working musician / weekend warrior musician have been affected. We also discussed ways to pivot to other platforms and continue creating and staying positive.
65 minutes | Jan 11, 2022
Episode 47: Modern P&W vs Sideman
Welcome to 2022! This is an episode that we’ve been talking about doing for about six months. We’re very excited to finally flesh it out and share it with all of you. In this episode we discussed the differences of being a musician in a modern praise and worship enviroment / church, versus being a hired gun / side man with a touring band / artist. Of course there are many similarities in both environments. But there are some big differences that make a world of change if you’re approaching it with the right mindset and attitude. Happy New Year, everyone!
50 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
Episode 46: Back To The 80's: Part 1
New artist are jumping on the 80's sound. From the Weeknd to Dua Lipa and even artist like John Mayer . What is it about this iconic sound that is making a huge comeback? It’s been shown that pop-culture repeats itself every 30 years. Is this a sign of that trend or is it something deeper? In this episode we attempt to dissect what is generating such great interest in the sound of the 80's. Is it record labels, money driven or just artist themselves?
57 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
Episode 45: Does The Stage Determine Success?
A large majority of people who interact with musicians assume that being on a stage as an artist or backing up an artist, as a musician, is the only way to make it as a professional. During this episode Chris and John dive deep into this myth and do their best to bust it along the way. Join us for a episode that already has people talking.
71 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
Episode 44: Recording Techniques: The 90's - Part 2
We’ve come to the payoff. From starting in the 60’s and making our way through the 90’s, we’ve made a huge journey as we discovered the recording techniques throughout the decades. We are still blown away by the huge advancements in technology that shaped and changed the face of music in such a short time. We’ve had a fun time chronicling all of this and learning along the way. We hope you guys have enjoyed the journey!
66 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
Episode 43: Recording Techniques: The 90's - Part 1
The recording techniques from the 90's started us on a music recording revolution! In this episode we go deep into just what makes the 90's so pivotal to the music industry. We also look at how the 90's changed the way we view music as a whole. From bedroom recoring to the rise of Pro Tools, it's all here. Come join us!
78 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
Episode 42: Recording Techniques: Part 3 - The 80's
The 80's were a pivotal turning point for music. The decade was a massive influence for us! In this episode Chris & Jon breakdown the recording techniques from this decade as well as some of thier favorite albums... and a few surprises along the way! This was a fun one for sure. Hope you guys love it. LONG LIVE THE 80's!!!
58 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
Episode 41: Recording Techniques: Part 2
Recording Techniques Part 2. The 70's! This is the decade when recording and live music technology took off. There are so many great artst and albums that came out of this decade. During this episode Chris and Jon breakdown the groundbreaking techologies that shaped the decade AND future decades to come. Tune into this episode for Chris and Jon's detailed breakdown of thier favorite albums from the 70's and much more.
47 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
Episode 40: Recording Techniques: Part 1
In this episode we begin a five part series that will dive into the recording techniques from each decade going back to the 60s. Jon and Chris will provide one album each, per decade during this series. We are super excited to begin this journey and dive deep into the albums and recording techniques that defined generations of music. This episode is also a very special one to us. We are proud and excited to have reached 40 episodes and are looking forward to many more. Thank you to all the great listeners out there! We are so thankful for your support. Jon & Chris
49 minutes | Jan 6, 2021
Episode 39: The Return
We're Back Baby!! COVID-19 may have slowed us down but it can't stop us. We all know 2020 was a year like no other. But is it possible to sum it up in one word or phrase? Probably not. It tested the world in so many ways and left us different than how started. The two of us looked long and hard at when (or if) we would bring the podcast back to life. Well, rest assurd the show is alive and well and we're ready to take on 2021! A BIG Thank You to all the listeners out there that stuck with us as we took a hiatus away from the show. Both of us are excited for what the future holds and hope you are too. Jon & Chris
58 minutes | Mar 16, 2020
Episode 38: Musicianship: Alive and Well
This episode is one that Jon and Chris we’re excited to get out. We recap our incredible time going to see three of our favorite bands and the awesome events that transpired from it. PLUS… We dig deep into one of our favorite songs from a timeless band. Join us.
63 minutes | Feb 10, 2020
Episode 37: NAMM Show Favorites and Midi 2.0
In this episode we highlight our favorite gear from the NAMM Show that took place this past January in Anaheim, CA. Jon and Chris also dive deep into the new Midi 2.0 protocol that was introduced at the NAMM show as well. Hope you guys enjoy!
59 minutes | Dec 23, 2019
Episode 36: The G & P Year End Review
2019 is almost over, so it seems fitting to talk about our favorite things during this part year. In this episode we breakdown our favorite albums, artist, musicians, movies, tv shows and so much more. Come join us as we cap off this past year. A huge thank you goes out to all of our listeners and supporters over this part year. We couldn't do it without you. Here's to 2020! 🍻
64 minutes | Dec 9, 2019
Episode 35: Making It vs Making It
The music industry is a tricky thing. This whole “make it” thing can get you twisted up. But don’t worry, there’s always a way through this confusing business. In this episode Jon and Chris breakdown just what it means to make it in the music business and how you can “make it” your own way. In this episode we feature one of our favorite bands from the early 90's. Don't miss this one!
48 minutes | Nov 25, 2019
Episode 34: Musical Walkabout
The Black Crowes are getting back together! We also got the news that Motley Crue will be reuniting and going on tour with Def Leppard AND Poison. In this episode we get into what we like to call a “Musical Walkabout”. This is when you go down a musical path that you may not be familiar with and want to strengthen it or just explore the genre more. Some players may do this to add value to an area / genre they’re already familiar with but want to return to the core elements of it and freshen their approach. During this episode Chris recounts the past year during his own musical walkabout and breaks down what he learned and the importance of moderation.
57 minutes | Nov 18, 2019
Episode 33: Vanity Metrics
We promised consistent content and here we are! Glad to be bringing New episodes on a weekly basis.￼￼ During this episode we discuss the legal struggle that Taylor Swift is going through currently with her former label. We also dive deep into the use of social media and its affects on upcoming, established artist and musicians. A big thanks to all the listens out there supporting us!
32 minutes | Nov 11, 2019
Episode 32: Revolutionizing the Drum Set?
G & P is back and with a vengeance! We’ve been away but we had good reason. But have no fear, G & P is back on track and stronger than ever! In this episode we talk GA Dawgs, Toto (one of our favorite bands) and talk through a little drum speculation. What’s the next big innovation for the drum set? Jon and Chris have some thoughts. What do you think is the next big thing to push drums forward? Is it needed? Let us know at - email@example.com
46 minutes | Sep 30, 2019
Episode 31: One Year Anniversary
It’s our one year anniversary! 🎉 We can’t believe it’s been a whole year since we started this podcast. It’s been an amazing year. We’ve learned a lot about what it means to be a podcast host and to run an internet show. We are so thankful for all of our listeners and couldn’t do this without all of you! Join us for an episode of reflection and looking forward to the coming years of the show. One year down, many more to go. 🍻 Thank you, Thank you. Chris & Jon
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