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Mashupheaval Episode 18: Elton John, Wings, Joe Jackson and Al Green 

In the eighteenth episode of MashUpheaval - your all-request, live performance mashup podcast - Amelia Ray performs two mashups: one of Elton John’s “Bennie and The Jets” (written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin) and Wings’ “Jet” (written by Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney); and another of Joe Jackson’s “A Slow Song” (written by Joe Jackson) and Al Green’s version of “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” (written by Barry Gibb and Robin Gibb). Check out the video below. You can also listen to the show, download the audio and subscribe to the podcast by heading to www.mashupheaval.com or wherever podcasts are found. Which mashups would you like to hear? Let me know in the comments section.

MashUpheaval Episode 17: Yola, Conway Twitty, Smash Mouth, and Nirvana 

In the seventeenth episode of MashUpheaval - your all-request, live performance mashup podcast - Amelia Ray performs two mashups: one of Yola’s “Lonely the Night” (written by Dan Auerbach, John Bettis and Yola) and Conway Twitty’s “She Needs Someone to Hold Her (When She Cries)” (written by Raymond Smith); and another of Smash Mouth’s “All Star” (written by Greg Camp) and Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (written by Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic). Check out the video below. You can also listen to the show, download the audio and subscribe to the podcast by heading to www.mashupheaval.com or wherever podcasts are found. Which mashups would you like to hear? Let me know in the comments section.

#1RIFFADAY SLIDE GUITAR CHALLENGE - WEEK 4 

I participated in She Shreds Magazine's #1RiffADay challenge, designed to encourage readers to play their instrument for at least five minutes a day. I decided to use the challenge to learn how to play slide guitar. Below are the video results from the final week. 

Day 25: “Crawdad Hole,” Doc Watson 
Day 26: “My Heart Will Go On,” Céline Dion
Day 27: “Home Sweet Home,” Mötley Crüe 
Day 28: “Freedom,” George Michael 
Day 29: “Do You Know The Way to San Jose,” Dionne Warwick
Day 30: “Rio,” Duran Duran
Day 31: "In My Time of Dying,” Led Zeppelin

 

 

#1RIFFADAY SLIDE GUITAR CHALLENGE - WEEK 3 

I'm participating in She Shreds Magazine's #1RiffADay challenge, designed to encourage readers to play their instrument for at least five minutes a day. I decided to use the challenge to learn how to play slide guitar. Let me know if you have any tips or suggestions for training videos. You can follow my progress on FacebookInstagramYouTube and Twitter. Below are the video results from the third week.

Day 17: “She’s Leaving Home,” The Beatles 
Day 18: “Rocky Mountain Way,” Joe Walsh 
Day 19: “To Sir, With Love,” Lulu 
Day 20: “Sober,” Tool 
Day 21: “Bring It On Home to Me,” Sam Cooke 
Day 22: “Groovy Kind of Love,” The Mindbenders 
Day 23: “Down Home Blues,” ZZ Hill 
Day 24: “Cannonball,” The Breeders

 

 

#1RIFFADAY SLIDE GUITAR CHALLENGE - WEEK 2 

I'm participating in She Shreds Magazine's #1RiffADay challenge, designed to encourage readers to play their instrument for at least five minutes a day. I decided to use the challenge to learn how to play slide guitar. Let me know if you have any tips or suggestions for training videos. You can follow my progress on FacebookInstagramYouTube and Twitter. Below are the video results from the second week.

Day 9: “Enter Sandman,” Metallica 
Day 10: “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean” (traditional Scottish folk song) 
Day 11: “Freewill,” Rush 
Day 12: “Be-Bop-A-Lula,” Gene Vincent 
Day 13: “Something to Talk About,” Bonnie Raitt 
Day 14: “Walkin’ After Midnight,” Patsy Cline 
Day 15: “The Wizard,” Black Sabbath 
Day 16: “Overyjoyed,” Stevie Wonder

 

 

MashUpheaval Episode 16: The Rolling Stones, The Velvet Underground, Nelly and Blind Faith 

In the sixteenth episode of MashUpheaval - your all-request, live performance mashup podcast - Amelia Ray performs two mashups: one of The Rolling Stone’s “Dead Flowers” (written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards) and The Velvet Underground’s “Sweet Jane” (written by Lou Reed); and another of Nelly’s “Country Grammar (Hot BLEEP)” (written by Cornell Haynes, Jr. and Jason Epperson) and Blind Faith’s “Can’t Find My Way Home” (written by Steve Winwood). Check out the video below. You can also listen to the show, download the audio and subscribe to the podcast by heading to www.mashupheaval.com or wherever podcasts are found. Which mashups would you like to hear? Let me know in the comments section.

#1RiffADay Slide Guitar Challenge - Week 1 

I'm participating in She Shreds Magazine's #1RiffADay challenge, designed to encourage readers to play their instrument for at least five minutes a day. I decided to use the challenge to learn how to play slide guitar. The past couple of days I have been studying with Sonny Landreth videos. Let me know if you have any tips or suggestions for training videos. You can follow my progress on FacebookInstagram, YouTube and Twitter. Below are the video results from the past week.

Day 1: Improvisation #1 
Day 2: “The Weight,” Aretha Franklin (The Band) 
Day 3: “Hey, Hey,” Eric Clapton (Big Bill Broonzy) 
Day 4: “Pee Wee’s Playhouse” Theme Song 
Day 5: Improvisation #2 
Day 6: “Sleepwalk,” Santo & Johnny 
Day 7: “It Hurts Me Too” (blues standard) 
Day 8: “Down by the Riverside” (spiritual)

 

 

MashUpheaval Episode 15: Cyndi Lauper, Indigo Girls, Cutting Crew and Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine 

In the fifteenth episode of MashUpheaval - your all-request, live performance mashup podcast - Amelia Ray performs two mashups: one of Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” (written by Robert Hazard) and Indigo Girls’ “Closer to Fine,” (written by Emily Saliers); and another of Cutting Crew’s “I’ve Been in Love Before” (written by Nick Van Eede) and Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine’s “Can’t Stay Away from You” (written by Gloria M. Estefan). Check out the video below. You can also listen to the show, download the audio and subscribe to the podcast by heading to www.mashupheaval.com or wherever podcasts are found. Which mashups would you like to hear? Let me know in the comments section.