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!
"Dear Bad Saint,
What's your favorite type of guitar? I'm in the market for a new one and I thought I'd seek your advice!"
-Jenny from Phoenix
Bad Saint - "I’m a big fan of semi-hollow guitars, currently play a PRS S2 Mira and LOVE IT.
I love how the neck and the body are balanced so when you let go of the neck it doesn’t flop over. My model can switch between single coil pickups and humbuckers which works well for getting tons of different tones without pedals".
Where did your name come from? I've always wondered! Thanks for reading!"
-Tommy from Brooklyn
Bad Saint - "Once up on a time I was eating ice-cream in White Center and misread a poster which caused a tiny lightbulb to appear over my head".
"Hey Bad Saint,
My lead guitarist is killing me. He keeps wanting to throw solos around like we're a 1980's hair band and all I want to do is lay some sick synth. Any advice to get through to him that there can be too many guitar solos?"
-Lisa from Columbus
Bad Saint - "You should fire him. No really. Fire him.
Being in a band is all about collaboration and serving the arrangement. If he doesn’t want to do that you should fire him and he can go start a douchey solo project. You can fix a lot of things musically, but you can’t fix someone’s mindset".
Got any advice for rude sound people? They are killing me!"
-Ron from Miami
Bad Saint - "UNINTERRUPTED EYE CONTACT. Also works great for rude Guitar Center employees.
However, if all your soundfolx are rude consider that you may be the asshole of the situation".
“Hey Bad Saint,
My lead singer wants us to wear matching outfits what can I say to stop this from happening?”
-Tyler from Atlanta
Bad Saint - "Try the handy phrase “I don’t want to wear matching outfits.”
Setting boundaries is key, but if you’re the odd one out in your ensemble you might be in the wrong band".
“Hi Bad Saint!
Trying to decide on a genre on our band our does death metal sludge sound? Too much?”
-Billie from Toronto
Bad Saint - "You do you pal!
But when you’re submitting your music to radio stations, playlists, festivals, etc. the online forms will likely not let you pick that many adjectives".
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