196 reputation
4
bio website thecynicalmusician.com
location London, United Kingdom
age 36
visits member for 3 years, 5 months
seen May 15 '11 at 23:58

I have been playing guitar for 19 years now. I'm an old-school rocker/metalhead, but I try to keep my mind open and am more than happy to incorporate other musical influences, be they blues, country, progressive, folk or even electronic.

My current project is Viridian - a melodic hard-rock band where I am the guitarist, main songwriter and manager, for my sins. The band is in something of a state of suspension at the moment - following our move to London from Warsaw, Poland - as we are presently looking for musicians to complete the lineup.

On the side, I write music business commentary @ TheCyncialMusician.com - something which has surprisingly gained me more notoriety than my music. My point of view stems from my personal experience in music and the biz, plus my education as an economist. More often than not, I find myself pointing out holes in conventional MusBiz blogosphere wisdom, but I hope it helps provide other musicians a different perspective in these troubled times.

In the past, I have taught guitar and might do so again.

My gear, just for the heck of it:

Guitars - Gibson SG standard, Ibanez RG2550E Prestige

Amplification - 2 Marshall JCM900 half-stacks (a 4100 Dual Reverb and a 2100 SL-X)

Effects - Boss GT-10


May
16
comment Citing multiple quotes from a single novel
Another shorthand option when referring to an already cited source would be (Ibid. p. x), although it's just as dated as op. cit.
May
6
revised Preventing genre-savvy second-guessing in murder mysteries
added 1 characters in body
May
6
awarded  Editor
May
6
revised Preventing genre-savvy second-guessing in murder mysteries
Added some further ideas as to how meta-thinking might be discouraged early on in the story.
May
6
answered Preventing genre-savvy second-guessing in murder mysteries
May
6
comment plagiarism vs. reference?
In a nutshell, yeah. Unless the song or poem in question is out of copyright (for instance, the author has been dead for more than 70 years) - quoting Shakespeare or the Romantics verbatim shouldn't get you into legal trouble (AFAIK), but may nevertheless be cliche.
May
6
awarded  Teacher
May
6
awarded  Supporter
May
6
answered plagiarism vs. reference?
May
6
awarded  Autobiographer