Slingshot Records Blog

Slingshot Records Blog


This blog was created to give a glimpse into the various and sundry spectacular shenanigans of the community of musicians/supporters of Slingshot Records, LLC.

Modern Beats

April 20th, 2012

I found this to be good info for music producers -

Floyd Rose String Gauge Change

November 21st, 2011

FYI - I haven’t had a guitar with a Floyd Rose on it for a long, long time. I just altered the string gauge up from 8’s to 10’s. Yes, I like thicker strings. I know most folks prefer thinner strings. My guitar tech buddy, John Levan says that Jack White (The White Stripes, Dead Weather) likes his guitars to “fight playing.” Guess I do too. I must’ve picked that up while recording several CD’s with Alan Shacklock (Roger Daltry, Jeff Beck, Andrew Lloyd Weber). Alan was adamant about thick strings putting out a lot of sound… says he picked that up from Mr. Beck (no, not the “Loser” Beck… yes, the “Scatterbrain” Beck).

Anyway, back my point - I had to screw the spring holder in approximately 1 full turn on both screws to get the floating bridge back to level. Thought I would mention it for anyone using a floating bridge.

PS - Sorry for all “name dropping”, but it helps our blog get noted when people search for stories online.

Flood Of Pride

August 31st, 2011

Digging the lyrics to this new song - audio can be found here:

Flood Of Pride

1st vrs
It’s getting near dawn. No rest at all. It’s hard to sleep through the storm. When only tear drops fall.
(and) Piece of mind, is so hard to find.
Kicked back on the couch, you dug in your heels. And, I stormed through the house – as loud as thunder peels.
Our love sometimes, is hard to recognize.

Chorus- Who really wants the pain? Who really wants to hurt inside? Swearing never again, we swim against a flood of pride.

2nd vrs
We argued in the yard, and yelled down the hall. We wonder how these things get started - A hurricane from a squall.
Hope sometimes. Is far to hard to find.

Repeat chorus

Bridge- There’s no anger allowed – after the sun goes down.

Repeat chorus

Their song “Winter Winds”…. quite a nice tune. Lyrically kickin’. Thanks.

We are big time excited about how well our Slideshow Maestro presentation to HealthWays last week. I was floored when the VP of Development of this Fortune 500, international company saw our program and commented how it is so much easier to use than Windows Movie Maker & I-Movie. That’s the 2nd time I’ve heard the Windows Movie Maker comparison in 2 weeks! Hopefully, upcoming presentations go just as smoothly.

Check out a brief demo here:

Purchase for $9.99 for a limited time here:


“I have a dream, that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Abide by that and you crush racism in it’s tracks.

“We shall prove ourselves, once more able to defend our island home. To ride out the storm of war, and to outlive the menace of tyranny. If necessary for years. If necessary alone. We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be… We shall fight on the beaches. We shall fight on the landing grounds. We shall fight in the fields, and in the streets. We shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender.” - Winston Churchill.

Abide by that and your foes will never win… because you never give up.

“Why do you look for the living among the dead?” - Anonymous angel, Luke 24:5.

Accept the truth contained in the circumstances of the resurrection of Christ and you are truly free… for eternity.

Toads and birds.

November 15th, 2010

Well… I just over heard my oldest telling my youngest her theory that “all species of frogs can communicate… bullfrogs, toads, and all. But, frogs can’t communicate with birds… it’s like Spanish and Hebrew. So, cartoons have it wrong when they act like all animals communicate with each other in the same language.”

Glad that’s… cleared up.

Kamikaze Robin!

July 22nd, 2010

So, I see my 11 year old in her hoody sweater and baseball hat late today… in the 95+ degree temps. She explains that her and a friend were trying to help a baby robin when the mother robin saw them. The mother bird began attacking them. Before I could ask if the winter garb was for protection she explained that the outfit was a disguise… so the mother robin wouldn’t recognize her. Priceless.

Wheel Shaped

February 24th, 2010

My 10 yr old daughter made an amusing comment a few weeks ago. The family was sitting at our fav Japanese eatery and she says: “Why do people always portrait neanderthal’s with that wheel shaped accessory?”

Gov Policy tid-bits

January 28th, 2010

Man, I’d really rather not wade into “political waters”… Oh well…

Interesting info to be found on the web regarding Gov spending -

By Michelle Malkin • January 28, 2010 01:02 PM

Every Senate Democrat voted to raise the debt limit to $14.3 trillion. The vote was 60-40 on straight partisan lines.

Let me repeat that — and let it be repeated loudly and often:

Every Senate Democrat voted to raise the debt limit to $14.3 trillion.

That’s $45,000 per American.

Can’t say it enough: There is no such thing as a “moderate Democrat” in the Senate.

So I am really starting to wonder… do “moderate Dem’s” still exist? Oh… and I am very aware that Repub’s can be STUPID, EARMARK ADDING, PORK BARREL spendin’ bozo’s too…. that would explain why they got weeded out in ‘06 & ‘08.

It’s like when all politicians get to Washington they turn into the Jim Carrey character from The Mask and they begin yelling: “Somebody Stop Me!”