Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Whisper Training: Oil Painting

In a world where off-the-shelf training is comptuer or video oriented, Whisper Training continues on with audio only. Their barely whispered instructions will propel you to the next level in whatever it is you're being instructed, and this time, it's oil painting. Listen closely.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Tyler Rose: Commemorative Edition

Lyricist Ann Hitchins of Tyler Rose realized when she was getting her Masters in English that "sometimes the sign is way bigger than the thing signified." Hence, when she sat down to write the tunes for Commemorative Edition, she had a lot to work with.

"Big Loud Mufflers on My Pick-Up Truck," "All You Can Eat Pizza Buffet," and "Speed Boat for My Swimming Pool" are just a few of the Texas tales she versifies. My first favorite is "Salesman of the Month, Salesman of the Year, Salesman of the Century," a song about a year she spent at a car dealership. But "Trophy Club" and "The Collection" are right up there.