I’m writing this at 12:18 am.

I’m up late working, catching up on email, and I needed some music to listen to, so I pulled up the NPR Tiny Desk Concert featuring Nickel Creek.

Now, whether or not you like Nickel Creek, and whether or not they actually only use one microphone to capture all four musicians…it’s irrelevant.

These are ridiculously talented musicians who have put countless hours and sweat and effort into honing their craft.

I’m all about home recording, obviously. I love talking about mics and preamps and mixing and EQ’s and compression tricks…but lest we all forget, none of that studio stuff matters at ALL without music.

Without music, we’re just crazy electronics collectors.

If you’re in a music funk and need a musical pick-me-up, or if you simply want to hear some great musicians in their element, I highly encourage you to take 20 minutes to watch this video:

To great musicians,

Joe Gilder
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