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Alright, listen up. Apparently there’s some mass confusion about acoustic versions among artists, why you do them, and, more importantly, why you’re doing them badly. So badly, in fact, that you’re straight up ruining your own song, both in acoustic and in demeaning the original version by proxy. You need to stop, because you’re an idiot.

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Sometimes writer/full-time layabout Ed Newman weighs in eight months later with the follow-up to his critically ignored first entry in his column:

To Earplug Or Not To Earplug?

Remember me? Probably not, it’s been a while and I did only contribute one article many months ago back in March of this year. I’m also no longer playing in Cyclamen after the disbanding of the live line-up, so I guess rather than “Ed Newman of Cyclamen” I’m now just “Ed Newman…some guy”.

To business. Now you may (or more likely, you don’t, so here’s a link) remember that the article I wrote all that time ago was concerning the obscene volume levels that we are faced with at shows. Well, back in that piece my main gripe was with the loss of sound quality when we’re listening to music that loud. This time, I’m afraid it’s all gonna get a little super cereal as I address the other connotation of gigs being too loud – the damage we do to our hearing.

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Heavy Blog would like to welcome Mr. Ed Newman to its ranks! You may know him as the bassist of rock/metal band Cyclamen, who will be embarking on the Heavy Blog-sponsored Tech Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself UK tour next month!

You’re On Ten – Where Can You Go From There? Where?!

As this is my first post, I’d first just like to say a thank you to my worshipful leaders for having me on board to trail my rambling thoughts all over their blog. Most considerate of them, I’m sure you’ll concur. I’m not sure if I have any particular themes that I’m going to stick to, but needless to say all ramblings will be music related!

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