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Confessional with Bad Saint - 12/10/18

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 With that, let's get to your questions!


"Dear Bad Saint, Looking to expand my musical tastes, got any suggestions for some diamonds in the rough?" Rosie, Madrid Bad Saint - Young Blood Brass Band, Boney M, Anna Gordon, Maggie Rogers, Shakey Graves, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Alice Merton, Charles Bradley, The Bouncing Souls, Billy Bragg, and tbh the new Ke$ha album is a legit masterpiece with Eagles of Death Metal and Dolly Parton collabs.


"Hey Bad Saint, We have a vocalist that is obsessed with doing runs in their vocals, but they don't quite fit. Any advice on how to explain this to this run lover?" Randy, Ann Arbor Bad Saint - Trade playlist of influences for the music you want to write together. It helps to know.


"Bad Saint, Was wondering if there were any major alt artists that you think are overrated?" Lisa, Athens Bad Saint - I’m confident Imagine Dragons came from the Borg.


"Hey Bad Saint, Is ska dead?" Chet, Palm Springs Bad Saint - Maybe. The 3rd wave is approaching its golden years and checking out condos in Florida though.


"Hi Bad Saint, Long time reader, first time writer. I am a total clutz with my guitar, I seem to snap strings all. the. time. I've thought about moving up string gauges but have been scared of killing my fingers." Melissa, Gloucester Bad Saint - Try it! My sweet lil Bubbe was a cellist with the most bad ass calluses, and I am forever in awe of them. She’d tell you to go up a string gauge, and pack extra underwear, and don’t forget to call.

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