This is my friend and former band mate, Ava Farber, from the NYC band
Gene and Machines in her new rock band on their new label in their new
music video. I'm not just supporting a friend, I actually like this band.
It’s literally been a month since my last Crate Confession. I make no apologies because life happens and MFs get busy. I’m not hating or being salty, I’m just saying. Anyway, children, uncle Leo is going to take you way back and, since it’s been a minute, do more than one track for this confession session.
1. Reflections - Diana Ross & The Supremes
I grew up on Motown music because my parents are huge fans and my dad is straight up borderline fanatical when it comes to Motown music. My dad has the popular Motown stuff and the obscure Motown stuff. Example: If it weren’t for my dad, I wouldn’t have known that Tommy Chong of the famous Cheech & Chong was a musician that put out a record on Motown before becoming a famous comedian. That being said, I’ve yet to hear a Motown track that I didn’t like. Reflections, like so many other Motown songs, has amazing song structure and chord choices (things I knew nothing about when I first heard the song as a kid). …
People venture into the world of being a DJ and don't ask questions because somewhere along the way someone made them feel as though they asked a stupid question. There are no stupid questions. Either you know or you don't know.
Today, uncle Leon is going to write about the veins of the modern DJ system…the RCA cables. What does "RCA" mean? RCA is named after the company who invented them,The Radio Corporation of America. RCA cables are the cables you would normally use to hook up turntables or CD players to a DJ mixer. There are two lines: left and right. Red equals "right" and white equals "left". Red equals "positive" and white equals "negative". If you find yourself buying the orange and grey cables then it's orange equals "positive" and grey equals "negative". An easy thing to remember is that red equals "right". The hot color or bright color is always the right side or hot/po…