It's Monday and that means it's time for Confessional with Bad Saint! Every week Bad Saint will be taking your musical questions, confessions, and/or settling your debates. We have a great batch of questions this week from the public. If you would like to submit a question for Bad Saint, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. With that, let's get to your questions!
Hey Bad Saint,
Is it wrong to have a favorite band because of their name? I mean I like their music too, but I like kittens...like a lot, hence why my favorite band is Rainbow Kitten Surprise.”
-Darlene from Grand Rapids
Bad Saint -"Not if the band is Rainbow Kitten Surprise."
Hi Bad Saint, Long time reader first time writer, I’m trying to come up with an awesome band name for my prog rock band. I looked in the dictionary and all I got was ‘Beholden’...Got any tips for writing a bad ass band name?” -Parker from Boise Bad Saint - "Beholden is a cheesy word, meh. If your band was a super hero what would they be like? What would you call them? Start there, and if that fails there’s always ye olde Band Name Generator".
Hey Bad Saint, I want to learn how to solo on my guitar before my band's show next weekend. What should I do? -Carl from Cleveland Bad Saint - Learn to hum that solo first! Then hum while playing. It’s far easier to learn solos once you have a really clear mental map of how it goes. Otherwise you’ll be trying to memorize the melody and what to do with your hands simultaneously, which is like... a lot.
Bad Saint, I’m trying to start a music collection utilizing either tapes or vinyl. Which would you recommend and why?” -BethAnn from Scottsdale Bad Saint - How do you plan on storing them? Consult the dimensions of your shelf. Tapes can look really cool stacked on their sides, and record covers can make functional wall art. I’m partial to records because the art is bigger and more folks have record players these days so they’re easier to share. Sharing is cool.
Hey Bad Saint, My friend keeps telling me to listen to Morrissey, but I’m just not a fan of him as a human. How can I separate the person from the musician?” -Mary from El Paso Bad Saint - Don’t! Morrissey is a dick. There’s other less-toxic-sad-white-men to listen to.
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